Buying

Estate agents predict ‘no property Armageddon’ in 2017

Thursday, 08 December 2016 | News

House price inflation will remain low and the number of transactions will remain steady in the year ahead, the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has predicted.

No let-up in the North-South house price divide

Thursday, 01 December 2016 | News

The north-south divide when it comes to property prices is still firmly in place and can make a difference of £200,000, new research has revealed.

Gap between house prices and wages hits record high in London and other cities

Monday, 28 November 2016 | News

The gap between average earnings and house prices has hit record highs in certain parts of the UK, according to latest house price data.

Mixed response to confirmation of HS2's northern route

Friday, 18 November 2016 | News

This week, the government confirmed its preferred route for the second phase of HS2, its high-speed railway.

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.