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House Price Rises: Is now the right time to invest?

According to a recent article in The Telegraph, house prices have risen by '9.7pc in the year to February'. This has supposedly been driven by a number of different aspects in the housing markets, which in turn has led many to question whether or not this is the right time to invest in property. In this post, we take a closer look at what these reasons are for the aforementioned price increases and look at what options there are available for those looking to buy. A lack of housing One main reason for the rises – as the Telegraph piece alludes to -...

Howden Joinery

With all indications that the UK housing market is progressing just swimmingly - house prices in England and Wales hit a record high in July reaching an average of £232,969 - we thought it time to look for some momentum investing opportunities in the housing support sector. Howden Joinery is one name that our momentum screen threw up. And upon closer inspection there seems a lot to like about this solid, well-established Anglo-French kitchen cabinet producer - not least its 12 month chart:       As well as a stoinking chart, Howden Joinery met 10 of the 12 loose screening criteria, that, in a...