Buying

House price round-up November 2016: market 'resilient'

Friday, 18 November 2016 | News

House prices in the UK continued to rise in September, but at a slower rate than the previous month, according to the latest UK House Price Index (HPI).

Review recommends more help for first-time buyers

Thursday, 17 November 2016 | News

Financial pressure on young people has led to a decline in the number of homeowners, according to a major new housing report.

Bank of England given new powers to curb buy-to-let lending

Thursday, 17 November 2016 | News

The Bank of England will be granted new powers to curb mortgage lending for buy-to-let investors to protect the economy from a possible collapse in the sector, it was announced on Wednesday.

House price growth to slow down

Friday, 11 November 2016 | News

The Brexit vote will lead to two years of very low house price growth, new research has revealed.

London is top leasehold hotspot

Friday, 04 November 2016 | News

More than half of homes in London and 46% in Manchester are leasehold, new research has revealed.

HMRC rakes in £670 million in extra 3% stamp duty revenue

Friday, 28 October 2016 | News

Figures for the number of transactions on residential properties that were valued at £40,000 or above were 13% higher in the period from June to September 2016 than in the previous quarter, according to official data.

Londoners may need 121 years to save for their first home

Thursday, 27 October 2016 | News

A would-be first-time buyer on a median salary of £34,320 a year would have to wait 121 years to save 10% of their net annual salary towards the deposit on an average priced flat in London, new research has revealed.

Will our kids pay additional stamp duty when they buy a home?

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 | Question and Answer

We own a second home mortgage- free and I am wondering if we should add our two adult children to the title deeds.

Market town living costs £34k more than nearby areas

Monday, 24 October 2016 | News

Owning a home in a picturesque market town could cost almost £34,000 more than a similar property in a neighbouring area, according to new research.

House price round-up October 2016: Property market 'softens'

Thursday, 20 October 2016 | News

House prices in the UK remained stable in August, despite doom-and-gloom predictions after Brexit, the latest UK House Price Index (HPI) for August has revealed.