It’s when places you’ve never heard of and often wouldn’t stop in, even for snacks, become the ‘new property hotspots’ that you should be worried about The Bubble. It’s a sign that either a) price rises have peaked in the usual-suspect hotspots and/or b) those looking to make a few bob are having to cast the net rather more widely. I remember in the last couple of booms, London commuters started buying in Yorkshire and deepest Norfolk, for full-time living, not weekend pads. So either a) make hay or b) sit tight. Delete as applicable.
As rehearsed many times, I’ve been a house price doom-monger for many a month. As with those who forever forecast a stock market crash, it was inevitable that I would eventually be right. Stopped clock syndrome and all that.