Buying

Help to Buy scheme boosts new-build homes market

Friday, 24 May 2013 | News

The government's Help to Buy scheme has led to a boom in demand from first-time buyers for new-build homes, a leading estate agent has said.

London house prices surge through the £500,000 barrier

Monday, 20 May 2013 | News

The average price of a London home has now surged past £500,000, according to property market data released by Rightmove. The website said May 2013 marked the fifth consecutive month of national average house price rises.

Property market at its most buoyant for three years

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | News

Signs that Britain's housing market is finally recovering from the recession emerged today as estate agents said demand for property rose to a three-year high in April 2013.

UK house prices rise 1.1% in April

Wednesday, 08 May 2013 | News

House prices rose by 1.1% in April – the fifth month in a row that prices have increased, according to Halifax's latest house price index. But the lender warned that prices would not increase significantly in 2013.

House prices take a plunge for the first time in seven months

Thursday, 02 May 2013 | News

House prices in the UK fell marginally in April – the first time prices have fallen since September 2012, according to Nationwide's latest house price index.

Housing market forges on with April house price rise

Thursday, 02 May 2013 | News

Further evidence of a recovery in the housing market emerged today, with figures showing house prices rose 0.3% in April – the third consecutive month that values have increased across the country.

What's the true value of your house?

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 | Article

Few statistics are viewed with greater anxiety, trepidation, and occasionally excitement, than forecasts of house prices.

How do we buy a house worth more than the one we are selling?

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 | Question and Answer

You should be able to secure a standard mainstream mortgage against the property you are buying that will become your main residence.

House prices rise 0.2% amid signs of recovery

Friday, 05 April 2013 | News

The housing market continues to show signs of recovery as prices rose 0.2% in March, according to Halifax house price index.

Budget 2013: Osborne gives homebuyers a leg up

Friday, 22 March 2013 | News

Chancellor George Osborne has announced the Help to Buy shared equity scheme to give home buyers a leg up.