Houses are at their most undervalued since the tail-end of the last housing slump in the 1990s, according The Lombard Street Research/Daily Telegraph housing affordability index...
Lombard Street Research said that this did not mean prices would be catapulted higher in future months. The indicator, in which 100 points represents the average affordability level since the early-1960s and a higher figure means prices are undervalued, rose from 108.4 points to 118 in the first quarter of 2009. This is the highest level since 1996.
Commenting Andrew Oulsnam of Robert Oulsnam & Company said now is definitely the time to buy with prices now at their lowest point, it is highly likely we will see prices rise in the coming year.