Buying

House prices rise at fastest rate since 2006

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 | News

The housing market has "finally turned a corner", with buyers returning to the market in their biggest numbers for four years.

House prices near Premiership football grounds soar

Saturday, 10 August 2013 | News

House prices near Premier League football grounds have more than doubled in value, on average, over the past 10 years, according to Halifax.

Buy-to-let boom leads to housing market fears

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 | News

Buy-to-let mortgage lending soared past the £5 billion mark in the past three months, leading to fears the housing market may once again be over-heating.

Gloomy homeowners should be more optimistic

Thursday, 08 August 2013 | News

Homeowners think it will take them much longer to move on to property number two than it does in reality.

25% of homeowners hit with hefty Stamp Duty bill

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 | News

A quarter of homeowners were hit with a Stamp Duty bill of at least £7,500 when they bought property in the last tax year (2012/13).

House prices jump in July

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 | News

Further evidence of a housing market recovery emerged today, with Halifax claiming the average price of a home leapt by 0.9% in July.

Funding for Lending Scheme: one year on

Thursday, 01 August 2013 | News

Today marks the first anniversary of the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS), the government initiative to pump cheap money into the banking system to encourage the banks to lend more money to individuals and businesses.

My bugbear about buy-to-let

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 | Blog | By Hannah Nemeth
Buy-to-let mortgage applications have soared by 26% annually, according to recent analysis by Sequence, a national chain of estate agents, and have risen by 11% since March alone.
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Should you buy in the city or the country?

Friday, 23 May 2014 | Article

When it comes to buying a home, you may be faced with the dilemma of staying in the big city, with friends, work and social life on your doorstep, or heading out to the countryside in search of green, open spaces, and a...

Help to Buy scheme can't be used for second homes

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 | News

A government mortgage guarantee scheme for homeowners will not be available for those wishing to buy second homes, own property overseas or have recent county court judgements, Chancellor George Osborne has announced.