Buying

Thousands of Help to Buy Isa customers hit by declaration error

Monday, 09 October 2017 | News

Thousands of Help to Buy Isa customers have been written to by their bank or building society after signing...

£2 billion boost for affordable housing ‘a drop in the ocean’

Thursday, 05 October 2017 | News

In her closing speech at this week’s Conservative Party Conference, the Prime Minister promised to provide an extra £2 billion help fund the building of more council and housing association homes – but one specialist in...

Stamp duty in Wales to be overhauled: The winners and losers

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 | News

Nine out of 10 home buyers in Wales will either pay the same property tax or will be better off when a new land transaction tax is introduced next year.

Revealed: The cheapest and priciest places for country living

Thursday, 12 October 2017 | News

Homes in the country are £44,454 (20%) more expensive on average than those in urban areas (excluding London), according to Halifax’s annual rural housing review.

Help to Buy Isa property purchases reach record level

Friday, 29 September 2017 | News

First-time buyers are increasingly taking advantage of the Help to Buy Isa, with property sales using the scheme reaching record levels in June.

Stat of the month: Brits move home every 23 years

Thursday, 21 September 2017 | News

Homeowners in the UK move home every 23 years, on average, as compared with every nine years in 1988, according to new research.

New app to ‘revolutionise’ conveyancing process

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 | News

A new app has been developed that aims to revolutionise how homes in the UK are bought and sold.

Buy a Scottish island for £4.25 million

Thursday, 07 September 2017 | News

If you have a few million pounds to spare, then why settle for a house in Mayfair or Kensington when you can own your private island?

Buying a house: What I’ve learnt

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 | Article

Planning to buy your first home? Moneywise’s Helen Knapman shares her experience as a first-time buyer and offers five valuable tips.

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.