You are here: Home - News -

Demand for homes outweighs supply

  • 05/09/2002
  • 0
The imbalance between the increase in household numbers and regional housing supply will widen shar...

The imbalance between the increase in household numbers and regional housing supply will widen sharply in the South of England over the next decade, according to think tank Cambridge Econometrics.

This will put greater upwards pressure on house prices, but is not enough to allow the current speculative housing bubble in the South of England to be sustained, it claimed..

The Regional Economic Prospects report stated: ‘If, as we expect, regional house price to income ratios return close to their historical trend ratios over the next decade, this will mean a substantial downwards adjustment in the current ratios in the South.

‘However, since there is little prospect of a sharp policy change [on house building] to trigger a rapid adjustment in the short term, the most likely outcome is a long stagnation in transactions as owners resist downward movement in prices by not selling.’


There are 0 Comment(s)

You may also be interested in

Business Skills

In this section, we offer short ‘how to’ guides on harder to crack areas of business. From social media, to regulation or niche product areas, we cover it all.


Our journalists interview key industry entrepreneurs, strategists and commentators for day-to-day market insight and a strategic view of where the industry is heading. We offer lessons for success and explore the opportunities for your business

Success in Practice

Here, we share case studies fleshing out best practice to help you decide what could work for your business. Take a look at how others approached complex tasks like launching a new mortgage lender, advising on a new product area or deciding to specialise in another. Learn from others mistakes and triumphs.


Each week, we ask top mortgage and property commentators with a unique perspective to examine a key news headline, market move or regulatory or political issue.


Vote in our weekly poll here. It’s your chance to tell us what you think and be heard on the top news stories of the week. Review our archive to find out what your industry really thinks and all our coverage of the results.

Top Comments

Be part of the conversation on Mortgage Solutions. We want to hear from you. We have a tool called Disqus to tell us which stories get the most comments each week. Every Friday, the team picks the most thoughtful or opinionated contributions from our readers to enjoy again. Don’t forget to share your favourite stories from the site on social media to keep the conversation going.
  • RT @thewritertype: Thoughts and prayers with Americans heading to their new partner’s family home for Thanksgiving.
  • RT @VickyHartleyMS: The Budget 2017 roundup - all the top mortgage and housing headlines - Mortgage Solutions via @…
  • RT @VickyHartleyMS: Budget 2017: Fintech competition launched to develop FTB rent history-mortgage affordability tool - Mortgage Solutions…
Read previous post:
Government building homes for cash-strapped key workers

Government aims to meet rising demand for affordable property by injecting £1.4bn into new homes