Paul McNeive: Why getting housing built at home hinges on world events

Confidence will flow back into markets and the volume of property deals will increase. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire© PA

Paul McNeive

I’ve been analysing the myriad of conflicting issues affecting housing supply in recent columns, but it’s important to remember that it is the timing of world events that most dramatically affects our markets. Those big-picture issues include interest rates, inflation, bond markets, financing, and the magic ingredient that is confidence.