Buying

Number of first-time buyers rockets in May 2013

Friday, 12 July 2013 | News

The number of first-time buyers entering the property market in May 2013 soared by 42% compared to a year earlier, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

House prices rise again in June

Friday, 28 June 2013 | News

House prices increased once again in June 2013, offering further evidence the housing market is recovering.

Young people now priced out of property market

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 | News

Young people across the UK are finding themselves locked out of the property market, a housing charity has warned.

House price surge alarms first-time buyers

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 | News

House prices increased by 2.6% in the year to April 2013, according to new figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), taking the average price of a home in the UK to £238,000.

House prices reach record high of £250,000

Monday, 17 June 2013 | News

House prices smashed through the £250,000 barrier to reach a record high of £252,798 in June 2013, according to Rightmove.

Ease the cost of moving home by house swapping

Thursday, 13 June 2013 | Article

How might one resolve the following situation? A retired couple are rattling around in the family home – a lovely property, but costing a small fortune to heat and maintain.

Help to Buy builds to early success

Thursday, 06 June 2013 | News

Government housing scheme Help to Buy has led to 4,000 new-build home reservations in its first two months.

Is there a housing bubble?

Monday, 03 June 2013 | News

The spring of 2013 may well be remembered for a boom in stockmarkets.

Is the government right to help people buy homes?

Friday, 31 May 2013 | Article

But should the government be propping up the property market? We ask two experts.

House price boost in May points to a market recovery

Thursday, 30 May 2013 | News

House prices rose by 0.4% in May 2013, taking the average price of a UK home to £167,912, according to Nationwide Building Society.