Buying

House prices fall again - how you can protect the value of your home

Tuesday, 01 February 2011 | Article

The average house price has dropped by 1.1% since last year, according to the latest house price survey by Nationwide. 

Loan scheme launched to aid first time buyers

Thursday, 13 January 2011 | Article

House-builder Barratt Developments is to give parents of first-time buyers the chance to help their children onto the property ladder by offering secured loans.

The 2011 housing market outlook

Wednesday, 12 January 2011 | Article

Residential property prices are expected to remain at around their current levels in 2011, as the post-crisis bounce-back ebbs away, but whatever the movements of the average house price, homeowners can expect a wide...

Mixed messages on the property market

Tuesday, 30 November 2010 | Article

Further confusing results have been reported for house price indices. Nationwide reported a modest downturn trend in prices in October, while Acadametrics and Halifax reported an increase.

Protect your home from flooding

Tuesday, 26 October 2010 | TV /Video

Opinion divided on housing recovery

Monday, 11 October 2010 | Article

House prices stagnated over the summer and dipped last month and buyers remain cautious due to the imminent public sector cuts and the knock-on consequences for the economy.

Top mortgage deals for first-time buyers

Friday, 08 October 2010 | Article

Things are looking up for first-time buyers. Some 90% and 95% mortgages are making a return to the market, and rates are beginning to look more competitive.

How to buy a house

Monday, 27 September 2010 | TV /Video

Buying a home is a stressful business, and even more so if you're doing it for the very first time.

Watch out for this property pitfall

Monday, 13 September 2010 | Article

If you own or are thinking of buying a flat built in the 1970s or 80s, it's wise to check the length of the remaining lease, as an unexpectedly short lease could result in considerable financial pain later on.

How to buy a property

Friday, 03 September 2010 | Article

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