For now though, if you're into buying, renovating, developing or even just daydreaming about property, a handy lesson is this: don't be afraid to take some risks. Sometimes it's worth the gamble.
The time people spend while at work sourcing and organising property viewings along with the potential days off, can have a huge negative impact on the economy. Renters help make London tick and position it as one of the best cities the world to live in- it's time they stopped being ignored, their importance started being appreciated and their needs being put first.
As the British winter rages on, it's natural that thoughts start to turn to sun, sea and sand. The laid-back lifestyle on offer in Spain has always appealed to Brits, but it's fair to say the property market there has had its fair share of problems.
Modern pop-up homes may just hold the key to solving London's housing crisis. They are of extremely high quality, are manufactured cheaply and can be constructed in a matter of weeks. My new report, 'Pop-up Housing: A London Solution', suggests these kinds of high quality temporary homes could cut the cost of renting in the capital by a third.
All of this innovation will need to be catalysed, honed, and hosted somewhere, i.e. spaces, buildings, cities. The actual infrastructure of innovation is something that rarely is mentioned, we know that innovation needs ideas, visionaries, tools, money etc, however it also has takes a physical embodiment.
It's no secret that the Spanish property market has had some problems in recent years, but it's now turned the corner, and there are still some great property deals to be had, whether you're buying a holiday home or an investment property.
The to and fro between our brain and environmental stimuli shapes and influences every aspect of who we are.
This should be a wake-up call to policymakers. Policies are put in place to improve wellbeing, not as a matter of dogma. When they cease to deliver we should change them. And I believe that we should now bring this free for all to an end and stop - not EU citizens - but all non-EU citizens from buying real estate in Britain.
Urbanisation is driving people into cities therefore forcing demand on limited space, invariably costs rise. Companies are no longer measuring value of an office space by how many people per sq ft can produce a required output but by the innovations they create internally.
Our own rental market has long been seen as unattractive to institutional investors, with high entry and maintenance costs, relatively short-term tenancy periods and a lack of sufficient stock for purchase.
My husband is a lifelong Labour voter. I can't say the same; in 2010 I voted Lib Dem but, well... that won't be happening again for a long time. I ...
Owning a home of one's own might not be everyone's dream, but increasingly, it feels like this kind of lifestyle, that of being a homeowner, one middle-class people once took more or less for granted is nothing but, for many people.
Rising house prices across the country have left many expert bodies forecasting the rise of 'Generation Rent', the 20-39 age group, of which more than...
As we welcome autumn and with it shorter days and and influx of showers, very much signalling the end of Britain's brief sunny period, a topic of conversation I've had with a lot of homeowners across the country lately is the idea of buying abroad. It seems there is a lot of appetite for it.
Two years ago, my husband and I bought a "blank canvas" property, i.e. a shell. Apart from the addition of a couple of electrical sockets, the house had not been updated since it was built in 1934. You name it, it needed it. And more. In the last two years, I have learned many things - here are eight of them.
By providing secure homes for all we build a foundation on which anyone and everyone can build a better life for themselves. To hark back to Mr Cameron's comments that I referenced at the start, I can think of no better 'one nation' goal than that.