Ronan Lyons | Personal Website
Ronan Lyons | Personal Website

May 2010

Rents stabilise during the first months of 2010

This post reviews the latest Daft Report, on the rental market in Q1 2010, released this morning. Overall, it finds that rents have been stabilising, particularly in the city areas. The market remains fragile, though, with the total number of properties available to rent outside the main cities well above the number of monthly transactions. The post finishes by looking at what’s happened the dishwasher premium over the course of the recession. Read more

Untangling Europe’s “web of debt”

This post examines the so-called “web of debt” across the EU, a graphic published in a recent New York Times article. By using gross debt statistics, and regardless of the borrower’s sector, the chart misses the obvious point that the markets are worried primarily about government debt. Indeed, the logic of the chart forces the authors into almost the completely wrong conclusion about the UK! Read more