A look at house prices and affordability through the decades

2010s weakest decade for house price growth since 1990s but affordability metrics present a mixed picture

  • House prices up 33% in 10s vs 180% in 80s
  • London top performer in 2010s with house prices rising twice as fast as UK average
  • Low interest rates have helped support affordability through the decade
  • High house price to earnings ratio make deposit a major barrier for first time buyers

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