Buying

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

Tuesday, 28 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.

Bank of gran and granddad help one in 10 first-time buyers

Monday, 06 March 2017 | News

First-time buyers (FTBs) are increasingly relying on grandparents to help them on to the property ladder, new research has revealed.

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.