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.

UK house prices growth slows to just 2.5% - the lowest rate in five years

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 | News

UK annual house price growth has slowed to its lowest level since 2013, according to official data.

How to run the Bank of Mum and Dad: parents and kids need to talk more openly

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 | News

Families need to talk more openly about their finances before offering to help kids onto the property ladder, according to a report from the London School of Economics (LSE).

Buyers' remorse: One in three homeowners searches for a new property within a year of buying one

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 | News

As many as one in three (34%) of Brits admits they have searched for a new home despite having just bought a property, new research has found.

Jeff Prestridge: my sons' baby steps on the first-time buyers’ ladder

Friday, 18 January 2019 | Blog | By Jeff Prestridge

My middle son – one of three – and his fiancée have a great year ahead of them. Fingers crossed, they will move into their first-home in the coming weeks, a three-bedroom semi-detached house in Hertfordshire.

Beware holiday villa scams that could cost you £5,000

Friday, 18 January 2019 | News

If you are dreaming of far away places and looking to escape the January blues by staying in a villa, make sure you do your research.

UK housing market has worst outlook for 20 years as prices stagnate amid Brexit uncertainty

Thursday, 17 January 2019 | News

The housing outlook is the worst it has been for 20 years, with sales expected to slump in the months running up to Brexit, according to surveyors.

UK house prices expected to rise by up to £9,000 on average in 2019, says Halifax

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 | News

Halifax expects property prices to rise between 2% and 4% in 2019, although much will be dependent on the outcome of Brexit.

Are Londoners fleeing the capital? Property money outflows reach 10-year peak

Thursday, 27 December 2018 | News

Londoners have spent more on property outside London in 2018 than any of the last 10 years.

Will property prices crash in 2019? Experts share their predictions

Friday, 04 January 2019 | News

It’s fair to say that the property market has been very lacklustre over the past year.

UK house prices expected to flatline in 2019 as stretched affordability and Brexit uncertainty continue to dampen the market

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 | News

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) says there is unlikely to be any growth in UK house prices next year.