Buying

Buy-to-let property returns could soar to over 10%

Friday, 20 April 2012 | News

Total annual returns from buy-to-let property in England and Wales could rocket to 10.7% over the next 12 months, equivalent to an annual return of £17,657 based on the average rental property price of £164,425.

House prices rise 2.2% in March

Wednesday, 04 April 2012 | News

House prices rose by 2.2% in March, meaning the average home is now worth £163,803, according to Halifax.

However, prices are still 0.6% lower than they were a year ago and they've fallen 0.1% over the last quarter.

House prices down 1% in March

Thursday, 29 March 2012 | News

House prices fell 1% in March to an average of £163,327, according to Nationwide.

Budget 2012: Boost for housebuilders

Thursday, 22 March 2012 | News

The 'Get Britain Building' fund is to be expanded, with banks offering loan guarantees totaling £20 billion, confirmed Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne as he unveiled the 2012 budget.

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.