Buying

If you own a property, you could live longer

Friday, 14 October 2016 | News

There is a direct link between homeownership and life expectancy, according to new analysis of official data.

House price growth slows to 5.8%, says Halifax

Friday, 07 October 2016 | News

House prices rose by 5.8% in the year to September taking prices to an average of £214,024, according to the latest Halifax House Price Index.

One in six homes at risk of flooding: check before you buy

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 | News

Fewer than one in three people in England and Wales bother checking out a property’s flood risk before buying their home.

Nearly half of England will be Help to Buy 'no go zones' in 2017

Friday, 23 September 2016 | News

First-time buyers hoping to use their Help to Buy Isa may find they’re unable to do so, as nearly half (46%) of England will cost more than the eligible thresholds by 2017.

Brexit could make it cheaper for first-time buyers

Monday, 19 September 2016 | News

Almost one in three people in the UK believes the vote to leave in the EU referendum has negatively affected the housing market, a study by financial adviser network Unbiased has revealed.

Moving house in the UK now costs £11,000

Monday, 19 September 2016 | News

The cost of moving home has gone up on average by £870 (9%) over the past year to £10,996, new research has revealed.

Spotlight shone on affordable housing in new campaign

Thursday, 15 September 2016 | News

A national campaign to help potential buyers understand how shared ownership works, which is backed by new Housing and Planning Minister, Gavin Barwell MP, has launched today.

House price rise slows down, but no crash post-referendum

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 | News

House prices have risen by 8.3% in the year to July 2016 – down from 9.7% in June – putting the value of an average property in the UK at £216,750, according to the first official report since the EU referendum.

Housing market 'settles down' post-Brexit, says RICS

Thursday, 08 September 2016 | News

House prices and sales will likely continue to rise in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, with prices predicted to go up by 3.3% a year over the next five years, according to the latest poll of surveyors.

House prices 'soften' in August, says Halifax

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 | News

House prices dropped by 0.2% between July and August, putting the average property in the UK at £213,930 – down by nearly £3,000 since June’s EU referendum, the latest data from Halifax reveals.