Buying

Over half of Moneywise users happy for garden villages to be built near them

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 | News

More than half (52%) of Moneywise.co.uk users agree with more garden villages being built - even if it’s near where they live.

Small deposit mortgages cost £300 more a month

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 | News

Homebuyers with a 5% deposit are paying almost £300 a month more for their mortgage than the equivalent purchaser with a 25% deposit.

Superstitious house buyers avoid number 13 despite it being cheaper

Friday, 13 January 2017 | News

Almost a third of Brits are less likely to buy a property at number 13 and almost a quarter would expect this address to be cheaper than neighbouring properties, a new poll has revealed.

Homeowners across Southern Rail network face extra misery

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 | News

The first of six 24-hour strikes planned by Southern train drivers is now under way, but it’s not just commuters who are suffering.

NIMBYs will fight new garden village plans'

Tuesday, 03 January 2017 | News

The government has backed a scheme that will see 14 new garden villages being built across England, but not everyone will welcome these new homes in their back yard.

First-time buyers to get 20% discount on new 'Starter Homes'

Tuesday, 03 January 2017 | News

New homes will be offered at a discount of at least 20% to first-time buyers, Housing Minister Gavin Barwell confirmed today.

Help to Buy mortgage guarantee ends

Friday, 30 December 2016 | News

The Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee scheme ends on 31 December 2016. Although it received a mixed reception overall, it’s estimated to have helped around 100,000 people since its inception.

Are there any pitfalls to buying a property for our parents?

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 | Question and Answer

My brother and I are helping our parents purchase a property closer to where we both live.

House price round-up December 2016: annual growth slows

Friday, 16 December 2016 | News

House prices in the UK continued to rise steadily in October, with an annual increase of 6.9%, putting the average house price at £216,674, according to the latest figures from the UK House Price Index (HPI).

Night Tube boost to Piccadilly line property prices

Friday, 16 December 2016 | News

As the Piccadilly line gears up to be the latest Tube line to enjoy the benefits of the Night Tube on Saturday, new research reveals how property prices have fared along the route.