Budget 2012: Osborne to tax the rich through stamp duty

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 | News

Stamp duty on housing transactions worth over £2 million will increase to 7%, it was revealed in today's Budget.

At present, all properties worth over £1 million are liable to 5% stamp duty when purchased.

Escape from your negative equity nightmare

Thursday, 22 March 2012 | Article

Barely a day goes by when we don’t hear about the plight of first-time buyers in the news. But what about the last lot of first-time buyers? In recent years they’ve discovered life on the property ladder isn’t rosy.

House sales rise as stamp duty deadline looms

Friday, 09 March 2012 | News

Housing transactions increased by 13% in February as first-time buyers rushed to beat the stamp duty holiday deadline, according to Acadametrics.

House prices rose by 0.6% in February

Thursday, 01 March 2012 | News

House prices increased by 0.6% in February, according to latest figures from Nationwide.

Olympic house prices up £800 a month since 2005

Monday, 27 February 2012 | News

Houses prices near the main site of the London 2012 Olympic Games have increased by more than £60,000 on average since July 2005.

Home ownership hits lowest level since 1980s

Monday, 20 February 2012 | News

Home ownership in England has hit its lowest level since 1988, as people struggle to find the money to climb onto the property ladder.

Five property fees to watch out for

Thursday, 16 February 2012 | Article

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Are you ready to buy your first home?

Thursday, 16 February 2012 | Article

A man's home is his castle, so the saying goes, and it has long been the British dream to be a homeowner.

First-time buyers rush to beat stamp duty deadline

Monday, 13 February 2012 | News

As the end of the stamp duty holiday for first-time buyers approaches, property rookies are rushing to buy.

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.