Buying

Disagreement surrounds rising house price data

Tuesday, 29 November 2011 | News

UK house prices rose by 0.4% in November, taking the average to £165,798 and contributing to a 1.6% annual rise, according to the latest figures from the Nationwide House Price Index.

New scheme to allow 5% deposits for homebuyers

Monday, 12 March 2012 | News

Homebuyers will be given the opportunity to buy their homes with deposits of just 5%, under a new government initiative.

North/South house price gap widens

Friday, 11 November 2011 | News

UK house prices are marginally up in October, but the gap continues to widen between the North and the South, according to Acadametrics.

Housing market is going nowhere

Monday, 07 November 2011 | News

UK house prices have increased by 1.2% in October, according to the latest Halifax house price index but the picture is bleaker longer term.

Housing market still "treading water"

Tuesday, 01 November 2011 | News

Average house prices increased by 0.4% in October, and by 0.8% over the last year but the outlook for the UK property markets remains "uncertain", according to Nationwide's latest house price index.

House prices in the South double those of the North

Monday, 17 October 2011 | News

House prices in the south of England are double those of the North and Wales, according to property website rightmove.co.uk.

House prices "lack genuine direction"

Thursday, 06 October 2011 | News

House prices fell by 0.5% between August and September and are "lacking genuine direction", according to the Halifax.

The average home in the UK is now worth £161,132, down 2.3% from a year ago.

Booming countryside property values are pricing people out of the market

Tuesday, 04 October 2011 | News

Countryside property prices are now on average £27,000 more expensive than homes in urban areas, a 35% increase in the premium compared to £20,000 in 2001.

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.