House price reporting: plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose...
When I was a young reporter on The Daily Telegraph in the mid noughties working a late shift I was somewhat bamboozled by the first editions of the Daily Mail and The Daily Express.
Well, that's because the front page (of the main book) of one those newspapers led with a story about how prices are set to soar while the other claimed on the front page (of the main book, too) that houses prices were set to crash.
As you can imagine, working out which one to follow up was rather tricky, especially when I had a newsdesk night editor breathing down my neck.
But I see ten years on not much has changed in the world of house price reporting despite the digital reporting revolution. This morning the mighty Bloomberg published this online piece:
Meanwhile, the BBC was reporting this: