Buying

Will my son get his 25% Isa top-up as a mortgage-free property owner?

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 | Question and Answer

My son has a Help-to-Buy Isa worth £3,000 and he wants to buy a house worth £75,000. He doesn’t need a mortgage as I am going to give him the money he needs.

First-time buyers miss out even with 10% deposit

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 | News

More than one in three buyers have seen their offer on a first home fall through because their deposit was too small to secure a mortgage, according to new research by Nottingham Building Society.

Four key property indices: price growth slows down

Monday, 24 April 2017 | News

House prices continue their upward trajectory – albeit at a slower pace.

Hove beats London for young homebuyers

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 | News

Hove in East Sussex is the most sought after location for young professionals buying a home in England and Wales, according to Lloyds Bank’s new research.

Urgent action needed to protect leaseholders from sharp practices'

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 | News

Around 1.577 million leaseholders don’t legally own their homes, according to a new report into the abuse of the leasehold system in England and Wales.

Stat of the month: over a million Brits use Help to Buy

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 | News

More than 259,000 people have bought a home using one of the government’s Help to Buy schemes, while 868,240 have opened a Help to Buy Isa (H2B Isa), which offers bonuses of up to £3,000 to buyers saving cash for their first...

Affordability worries hit home buyers

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 | News

Almost half of consumers (49%) expect house prices to rise over the next 12 months, while just 10% expect them to fall, according to new industry data.

House prices slow down and North-South divide continues

Monday, 27 March 2017 | News

House prices in the UK continue to rise, albeit at a slower pace, with property prices surging ahead in London, the East of England, the Midlands and the South.

Coronation Street is the top soap performer for house prices

Friday, 17 March 2017 | News

Greater Manchester’s Coronation Street is the top performer when it comes to property price rises, according to new research.

Budget 2017: missed opportunity to tackle housing issues

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 | News

Today’s Budget was noticeably lacking in any further information on government plans outlined in its recent Housing White Paper and missed the chance to ease the stamp duty burden on first-time buyers.