Buying

Crackdown on developers ‘exploiting’ leaseholds on new houses in England

The government has set out plans to ban developers from selling new-build houses as leasehold in future developments, as well as limiting the amount existing homeowners have to pay in ground rent.

Buy a house at auction for the price of a Ford Fiesta

Friday, 11 August 2017 | News

Bid at auction and you can buy a property for the price of a three-door hatchback, according to new research by HouseSimple.com.

Premier League players could pay off average house in minutes

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 | News

Following Neymar’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain for a record-breaking fee of £198 million, new research looks at how fast some of the Premier League's top players could buy an average-priced house in the UK.

Property prices set to rise along new Bakerloo line extension

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 | News

Proposals to extend the Bakerloo line from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham in south-east London, via the Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate, have been backed by two thirds of local residents and businesses, while estate...

Home Counties outpace Greater London for £1m properties

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 | News

More than half of the £1 million-plus property purchases in England and Wales are set to take place outside Greater London for the first time on record, says an independent mortgage broker.

London agents disagree over the importance of ‘location, location, location’

Monday, 10 July 2017 | News

Has the long-held mantra ‘location, location, location’ lost its mojo in the capital?

Lower paid workers will wait over 100 years to buy first home

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 | News

If you work in certain professions, you would need to save up until the next century to afford to buy your first home, research from HouseSimple.com has revealed.

Other Grand Slam locations thrash Wimbledon

Monday, 03 July 2017 | News

Wimbledon may be hot news at the moment, but when it comes to property prices it is not the winning location, according to eMoov.co.uk.

Over three quarters of Moneywise users would consider online estate agents

Thursday, 29 June 2017 | News

Over three quarters (77%) of Moneywise.co.uk users would use or have already used an online estate agent.

Adult children costing parents £20.1bn a year

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 | News

Parents are collectively spending £20.1 billion a year while they provide a roof over their adult children’s heads and save for a home of their own.

Bank of Mum & Dad helps a third of ‘Second Steppers’

Monday, 26 June 2017 | News

Almost a third of homeowners looking to move up the property ladder rely on financial support from family and friends, saying they need an extra £21,231 on average, to make their next move, according to new research by...