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The methods of constructing house price indices in the UK have lagged behind those employed in some Western countries. The deficiencies in these methods weaken the decision-making ability of investors, stakeholders and policy makers.
This research reviews existing methodologies and introduces the repeat sales regression (RSR) method in a UK context, utilising Land Registry data.
This is an image showing how land parcels are used to estimate the extent of green infrastructure.
This image is from the feature: Land parcel data - A natural connection from February 2013.
Whatever your own situation may be, there has rarely been a more appropriate time to consider the future. Recent government-led initiatives look set to rejuvenate the dormant UK housing market; major infrastructure projects are in the pipeline (even if the specifics are yet to be finalised); and ‘green’ investment is once again grabbing the headlines.
This knowledge paper aims to be a source of comfort to the worried and an inspiration to those who are tempted by the challenge. It offers general guidance, proof that diversification can be beneficial both financially and professionally, and links to further information.