Buying

Buy-to-lets to lead the way in 2012

Friday, 10 February 2012 | Article

This summer, the UK will play host to the much-hyped London 2012 Olympics, with the hope that the economy and the property market will have regained their footing in time for the games.

Buy-to-let market spikes in 2011

Thursday, 09 February 2012 | News

The number of buy-to-let properties soared by 84,000 in 2011, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

House prices rose by 0.6% in January

Monday, 06 February 2012 | News

House prices rose by 0.6% in January, according to data from the Halifax house price index.

Moving house could now cost you up to £20,000

Friday, 27 January 2012 | News

The costs involved in moving house have soared by 69% over the past decade, outpacing the rise in house prices, according to a new report from Lloyds TSB.

One in three cut back on food to cover mortgage payments

Thursday, 19 January 2012 | News

One in three people have cut back on food spending in the past year to cover their monthly mortgage fees, says Shelter.

Greedy sellers damaging property market

Tuesday, 10 January 2012 | News

More homes were put up for sale in December but "unrealistic" asking prices are damaging sales volumes, according to the latest survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Government housing schemes

Friday, 06 January 2012 | Article

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Housing market predictions for 2012

Thursday, 05 January 2012 | Article

The saying goes that moving house is the third most stressful event in life after death and divorce. Of course, whoever first made that observation was talking about the pre-credit crunch days.

Why I'll never get on the property ladder

Friday, 16 December 2016 | TV /Video

I've given up on buying my first house any time soon as I'm nowhere near having enough money for a deposit. The average chunk you need now stands at 20%.

House prices up 1% in 2011

Friday, 30 December 2011 | News

UK house prices increased by 1% in 2011, according to Nationwide.

However, property values fell by 0.2% in December, compared to a monthly rise of 0.4% in November, with the typical home now costing £163,822.