Buying

NIMBYs will fight new garden village plans'

Tuesday, 03 January 2017 | News

The government has backed a scheme that will see 14 new garden villages being built across England, but not everyone will welcome these new homes in their back yard.

First-time buyers to get 20% discount on new 'Starter Homes'

Tuesday, 03 January 2017 | News

New homes will be offered at a discount of at least 20% to first-time buyers, Housing Minister Gavin Barwell confirmed today.

Help to Buy mortgage guarantee ends

Friday, 30 December 2016 | News

The Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee scheme ends on 31 December 2016. Although it received a mixed reception overall, it’s estimated to have helped around 100,000 people since its inception.

Are there any pitfalls to buying a property for our parents?

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 | Question and Answer

My brother and I are helping our parents purchase a property closer to where we both live.

House price round-up December 2016: annual growth slows

Friday, 16 December 2016 | News

House prices in the UK continued to rise steadily in October, with an annual increase of 6.9%, putting the average house price at £216,674, according to the latest figures from the UK House Price Index (HPI).

Night Tube boost to Piccadilly line property prices

Friday, 16 December 2016 | News

As the Piccadilly line gears up to be the latest Tube line to enjoy the benefits of the Night Tube on Saturday, new research reveals how property prices have fared along the route.

Estate agents predict ‘no property Armageddon’ in 2017

Thursday, 08 December 2016 | News

House price inflation will remain low and the number of transactions will remain steady in the year ahead, the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has predicted.

No let-up in the North-South house price divide

Thursday, 01 December 2016 | News

The north-south divide when it comes to property prices is still firmly in place and can make a difference of £200,000, new research has revealed.

Gap between house prices and wages hits record high in London and other cities

Monday, 28 November 2016 | News

The gap between average earnings and house prices has hit record highs in certain parts of the UK, according to latest house price data.

Mixed response to confirmation of HS2's northern route

Friday, 18 November 2016 | News

This week, the government confirmed its preferred route for the second phase of HS2, its high-speed railway.