Buying

Housing market predictions for 2012

Thursday, 05 January 2012 | Article

The saying goes that moving house is the third most stressful event in life after death and divorce. Of course, whoever first made that observation was talking about the pre-credit crunch days.

Why I'll never get on the property ladder

Friday, 16 December 2016 | TV /Video

I've given up on buying my first house any time soon as I'm nowhere near having enough money for a deposit. The average chunk you need now stands at 20%.

House prices up 1% in 2011

Friday, 30 December 2011 | News

UK house prices increased by 1% in 2011, according to Nationwide.

However, property values fell by 0.2% in December, compared to a monthly rise of 0.4% in November, with the typical home now costing £163,822.

Britain's 10 most expensive streets

Thursday, 29 December 2011 | News

Britain's most expensive streets are concentrated in Kensington and Chelsea, according to Lloyds TSB.

Topsy turvy house prices continue

Tuesday, 06 December 2011 | News

House prices fell by 0.9% in November, compared to a 1.2% rise in October, according to latest figures from the Halifax house price index.

Autumn Statement: Stamp duty holiday to end as planned

Tuesday, 29 November 2011 | News

In today's Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne revealed that the stamp duty holiday for first-time buyers...

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.