House nouse:
A new Common Purpose survey suggests that, as I’ve said here before, the thirtysomething downshifters are being shadowed by stay-put creatives and knowledge-workers who are using their house-values as capital to start new businesses. It may even be that the downshifters are doing something similar – a survey last week found the average downshifter releases £112,000 of equity as they move down to a cheaper house.