Buying

Second-time buyers sit on over £100,000 equity

Saturday, 04 March 2017 | News

Second steppers selling their first home have seen the equity in their property go up typically by £105,000, new research has revealed.

New-build homes 'unaffordable' for eight in 10 families

Friday, 03 March 2017 | News

The current system of housebuilding in England is failing families by producing high-priced, poor-quality homes that are ‘rigged’ in favour of big developers, according to a new report by Shelter.

Stat of the month: 11 buyers chase every property

Monday, 27 February 2017 | News

A drop in the number of properties on the market, combined with a rise in the number of house hunters, meant that, on average, there were 11 buyers for every property in January, according to new research.

London house prices steam ahead to reach £580k

Friday, 17 February 2017 | News

House prices in London have dramatically pulled away from the rest of England and Wales in the last two decades.

House prices up but outlook more subdued

Thursday, 16 February 2017 | News

House prices in the UK continue their upward trajectory, going up by 7.2% over the year to December 2016, with the average house costing £219,544.

The AA launches competitive member-only mortgages

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 | News

The AA has this week launched a pair of competitive new mortgage deals, although they are only available to AA breakdown cover members.

City Survivors: Housing White Paper doesn’t do enough for first-time buyers

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

The number of 25-year-old homeowners has plummeted by more than half in 20 years.

Asking prices fall as house hunters get nervous over Brexit

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 | News

Almost a third of houses on the market today have been reduced in price since they were first listed, with Brexit-related uncertainty being cited as a reason.

Plans revealed for 'fixing our broken housing market'

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 | News

Plans for building more homes and improving conditions for Britain’s renters and leaseholders have been announced by the government in its White Paper, Fixing Our Broken Housing Market.

House prices unaffordable for London’s buyers and renters

Monday, 06 February 2017 | News

House prices in London are so high that buyers planning to save for a deposit between now and 2021 will have to save up a whopping £2,300 a month, a new report has suggested.