Buying

House prices "tread water" in September

Thursday, 29 September 2011 | News

House prices rose by a modest 0.1% in September, according to Nationwide, against a backdrop of double-digit declines in the stockmarkets.

Buyers lose out as gazanging hits the property market

Monday, 19 September 2011 | News

The ups and downs of the property market have created a fresh problem for house buyers – gazanging.

Lending to first-time buyers hits year high

Monday, 12 September 2011 | News

Mortgage lending figures to first-time buyers reached their highest level for a year in July, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

House prices fall by 1.2% in August

Wednesday, 07 September 2011 | News

House prices fell by 1.2% in August, marking the first fall in prices since April this year, according to Halifax.

Year-on-year, prices dropped by 2.6%, putting the average house price at £161,743.

House prices drop by 0.6%

Thursday, 01 September 2011 | News

August house prices have fallen by 0.6%, according to the latest Nationwide house price index.

Crisis looms on housing market

Tuesday, 30 August 2011 | News

The housing market is in 'crisis' as more people are 'locked out' of buying property, according to the National Housing Federation (NHF).

Homeowners pay £12,000 more for good schools

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | News

UK parents are prepared to pay an extra £12,141, on average, to buy a house close to the school they want their children to go to.

House asking prices continue to fall

Friday, 19 August 2011 | News

House sellers dropped their asking prices for the second month in a row in August, according to Rightmove.

Home repossessions down year-on-year

Thursday, 11 August 2011 | News

The number of homes repossessed this year is 7% down from a year ago, according to data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

Number of first-time buyers highest in 10 months

Wednesday, 10 August 2011 | News

The number of first-time buyers being approved for a mortgage reached its highest peak for 10 months in June, according to research from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).