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UK House Prices Forecast 2013 to Mid 2014

Housing-Market / UK Housing Sep 20, 2013 - 03:30 AM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Housing-Market

Many housing market commentators have been busy this past week revising their house prices forecasts for 2013, such as Rightmove tripling their forecast for UK house prices from just a 2% rise to now 6% for 2013. This follows hot on the heels of the Liberal Democrats economic guru, Vince Cable warning of a potential a new UK housing market bubble as a consequence of the governments "Help to Buy" scheme.


Against which my analysis and concluding trend forecast of January 2013 warned to expect the US and UK housing markets to target a trend trajectory of 10% per annum for the next 3 years (12 Jan 2013 - U.S. Housing Real Estate Market House Prices Trend Forecast 2013 to 2016).

This followed on from a series of articles during 2012 warning of an Embryonic UK housing bull market that by September 2012 had begun to morph into a bull market proper.

06 Sep 2012 - Super Mario Draghi Triggers Stocks Stealth Bull Market Rallies to New Bull Market Highs

This years convergence towards housing market bottoms such as the UK and US presenting one of those once in a couple of decades opportunities to climb aboard what still are embryonic bull markets, just as I strongly suggested the birth of a new multi-year stocks stealth bull market in March 2009

08 Sep 2012 - UK Home Extension Planning Rules Relaxed to Boost Economy, Trigger Housing Bull Market

I am continuing to see positive signs towards a multi-year bull market, so I am giving you another head start on an emerging probable multi-year bull market in UK housing.

The announcement was followed by further government measures that would boost sentiment long before the policies would be implemented in any significant number such as George Osbourne's March budget announcement to effectively create a UK subprime mortgage market by paying 20% of the deposit on first new builds and from 1st of January 2014 all properties upto a value of £600k.

20 Mar 2013 - George Osborne Boosts UK Subprime Housing Market Ahead of Election Boom

Creating a UK Subprime Housing Bubble

The chancellors announcement of £130 billion mortgage guarantees effectively amounts to seeking to ultimately create a UK version of U.S. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that will eventually blow up in spectacular style as more and more house buying voters expect to be bribed at each election and therefore the £130 billion will mushroom to one day stand at well over £1 trillion of liabilities, off course the bust will come AFTER the next housing boom, so this and the next government need not worry themselves for the consequences of creating a UK subprime housing bubble as the consequences of which tax payers will be liable for in a decade or so's time which means another financial crisis as this repeats the SAME mistakes of mortgage backed securities i.e. the lenders are not liable for the risks so can take on more risky loans for commission as the liabilities will be with tax payers.

This scheme will be extended from the 1st of Jan 2014 to allow prospective home buyers to buy ANY property (not just new builds) with the government financing 20% of a deposit upto £600k, or £120k of tax payer money going towards EACH prospective buyers home purchase, which EFFECTS market sentiment in the PRESENT.

This is as a consequence of the exponential inflation mega-trend as a result of rampant money printing that the worlds central banks (QE) and governments (QQE, debt) have been engaged in as illustrated below-

My most recent analysis of Mid August 2013 (19 Aug 2013 - UK House Prices Bull Market Soaring Momentum, 10% Inflation by October? ) concluded in an expectation for UK House prices to be rising by more than 10% per annum on release of October 2013 data in November and by 12% per annum for January 2014 data, with further expectations for 10%+ price momentum to continue into mid 2014 as illustrated by the below graph.

And as illustrated by this recent video -

Therefore continue to expect the mainstream press, academic economists and market commentators to play catch up in the recognition of the unfolding house prices boom. The only differences is that as soon as it makes itself manifest in the price data, then many of these commentators will immediately start looking for signs for its imminent collapse despite my expectations for the current housing bull market continuing for the remainder of this decade. In fact the press is already full of talk of a bubble, which in my opinion is very premature, perhaps towards the end of this decade when house prices have doubled talk of a bubble will become relevant, but until then enjoy the ride and ensure you remain subscribed to be ALWAYS FREE newsletter to get my next in depth analysis in the unfolding housing bull market series in your email in box.

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Nadeem Walayat

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