Buying

Sellers returning to the property market

Thursday, 17 March 2011 | News

The number of people putting their homes up for sale has risen by 25% in the last year, according to recent statistics.

Councils to help first-time buyers

Wednesday, 16 March 2011 | News

Lloyds TSB is teaming up with local councils to help first-time buyers get a foot on the property ladder.

Skipton launches 95% mortgage

Friday, 04 March 2011 | News

First-time buyers have been given a glimmer of hope after Skipton launched a 95% loan to value mortgage. This means buyers only have to stump up a deposit worth 5% of the property's price.

Unrealistic house prices damaging housing market

Monday, 28 February 2011 | Article

Homeowners reluctance to reduce the asking prices on their homes is contributing towards a stagnant market, says property website Rightmove.co.uk.

House prices fall again - how you can protect the value of your home

Wednesday, 02 February 2011 | Article

The average house price has dropped by 1.1% since last year, according to the latest house price survey by Nationwide. 

Loan scheme launched to aid first time buyers

Thursday, 13 January 2011 | Article

House-builder Barratt Developments is to give parents of first-time buyers the chance to help their children onto the property ladder by offering secured loans.

The 2011 housing market outlook

Wednesday, 12 January 2011 | Article

Residential property prices are expected to remain at around their current levels in 2011, as the post-crisis bounce-back ebbs away, but whatever the movements of the average house price, homeowners can expect a wide...

Mixed messages on the property market

Wednesday, 01 December 2010 | Article

Further confusing results have been reported for house price indices. Nationwide reported a modest downturn trend in prices in October, while Acadametrics and Halifax reported an increase.

Protect your home from flooding

Thursday, 28 April 2011 | TV /Video

Opinion divided on housing recovery

Tuesday, 12 October 2010 | Article

House prices stagnated over the summer and dipped last month and buyers remain cautious due to the imminent public sector cuts and the knock-on consequences for the economy.