Buying

Mortgage help for first time buyers – government schemes and other ideas

Make the most of government initiatives and family support to achieve the dream of home ownership.

Empty properties: how to bag a bargain

Monday, 17 December 2018 | Article

Given the focus on the shortage of affordable housing, it’s surprising that there are thousands of empty properties around the UK, many of which could make great homes.

UK home buyers and sellers sit tight as Brexit uncertainty pushes housing market to weakest level in six years

Thursday, 13 December 2018 | News

Brexit uncertainty has pushed the UK property market to its weakest level in more than six years as buyers and sellers sit tight in increasing numbers, according to surveyors.

From a Manchester mansion to a Maldives getaway: 2018's most viewed properties on Rightmove revealed

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 | News

Aspirant homebuyers and the just-plain-curious have been looking at some of the most expensive and luxurious properties listed on website Rightmove.

House price growth drops to lowest level in six years as Christmas slowdown begins early

Friday, 07 December 2018 | News

UK house price growth fell to its lowest level in six years last month, in a further sign that the market is weakening due to political uncertainty around Brexit, new figures show.

Young people are three times as likely to own property if their parents are homeowners

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 | News

Young people whose parents own property are far more likely to also be homeowners, according to the Resolution Foundation.

The UK's buy-to-let hotspots revealed: student living tops the tables

Monday, 03 December 2018 | News

Despite landlords being hit with a raft of regulations in the past few years there are still plenty of opportunities for investment in the buy-to-let sector, new research suggests.

UK house price growth picks up, but economic uncertainty leaves market subdued

Friday, 30 November 2018 | News

UK house price growth picked up in November, but the market remains subdued as an uncertain economy and the squeeze on household budgets continue to dampen demand.

Happiest places to live in Britain revealed - and Leigh-on-Sea tops the list

Thursday, 29 November 2018 | News

The coastal town of Leigh-on-Sea in Essex has been named the happiest place to live in Great Britain for the second time in three years.

MPs blast banks for restrictions on buy-to-let mortgage lending which discriminates against tenants on benefits

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 | News

MPs have criticised banks for restrictions on mortgage lending to landlords which discriminate against tenants claiming benefits.

UK house prices fall by more than £5,000 with sharpest falls in the South, as sellers lower expectations

Monday, 19 November 2018 | News

UK house prices fell by over £5,000 in November, with sharp falls in the South as sellers lowered their asking price aspirations, according to property website Rightmove