Smile, frown and disgust… Prospects for the 2016 housing market

So I am an optimist at heart so let's start with the 2 good emotions you'll experience in 2016:

1. Smile… Because all experts are predicting house price increases across the UK.

  • Halifax 4%-6%
  • Hometack 7%
  • Henry Pryor 2%
  • Capital Economics 6%-8%
  • RICS 6%
  • Nationwide 3%-6%
  • and myself, Brett Alegre-Wood 6%

This is indeed a good news if you own property outside London and commuter towns as we should all see our properties increase this year after skipping a whole property cycle.

2. Frown… Because most property experts are wrong most of the time.

Yes, you heard it right. I’ve been tracking and predicting house price predictions for years and even comparing the predictions back with the actual house price index that year.

But if I stop fixating on the numbers and look at the bigger picture, they do get the trend right most of the time.

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To find out more about the experts and how you can predict house prices, my new book, How to Predict House Prices, is free to download.

You'll learn:

  • Why most experts are wrong most of the time
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  • How to make money in any market and get better returns

Live with passion and fun,

Brett Alegre-Wood

PS  Number 3. Disgust…. Is the ‘illegal tax' that many of us are contesting in court introduced last year by George Osborne.

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About the author


Brett has over 20 years experience in all facets of property, he owns various companies centred around property and is the driving force behind the education and training at Ezytrac. His companies have sold over £850 million in UK and London property and he manages over 1200 properties through his estate agency chain. Today he shares his time between UK, Australia and Singapore. He is married to Arlene and together they have 4 kids. Brett holds both the Level 3 Property Mark Qualifications for Property Sales and Property Lettings and Management.