Bursting the housing bubble

2014.06.17 To read the newspapers in the UK, you might think that the housing market is both the most important thing in the country, and something that is of innate benefit to all citizens. There is constant jubilation over rising house prices, and that seems to be about the most important thing to publications like…

The shame of Europe’s empty houses

2014.03.13 A new report has revealed that there are currently estimated to be 11 million empty homes across Europe – enough to house the entire homeless population of the continent almost three times over. There are 3.4m vacant properties in Spain, over 2m each in France and Italy, 1.8m in Germany, and 700,000 in the…