Housing Cost Index 2003-2014

    Housing Cost Index 2003-2014

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    This chart shows that:

    1. The cost of electricity, gas and other fuels has risen much more strongly than house prices.
    2. House prices represent good value versus energy costs.
    3. Rents and maintenance costs have kept pace with with house prices.
    4. The volatility of capital prices v consistency of rental growth.
    5. Rents tend not to fall as house prices can.
    6. Relative to each other, house prices, rents and maintenance cost the same today as they did in 2003 and 2008.
    7. How your point can be proved by choosing the time period.

    Housing Costs Index 2003-2014