There's no place like home

Wednesday 4 February 2004

Up, down, sideways or around - it seems the housing market is all over the place if reports released in the past week are anything to go by.

By The Landlord

Economists, property experts, bankers, boffins and number-crunchers splurged on reports big-time.

Out shot AMP's home affordability index late last week, telling us places were increasingly out of our reach. No news for hard-pressed house hunters, but cause for the owners of our 1.3 million homes and flats to feel even more sanguine.

If those living in our 359,000 rented houses and flats had set house buying as a New Year's resolution, they could ditch that and light up the fags they'd sworn to give up.

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