Buying

It's hard to move home if you're self-employed'

Monday, 05 September 2016 | Article

Tim Saunders, 39, and his wife Caroline, 41, have recently bought a family home. Here, he explains the hurdles they had to overcome to prove they could afford it.

Virgin Money chops Help to Buy Isa rate again

Monday, 05 September 2016 | News

Virgin Money has cut the rates on its Help to Buy Isa for the second time in under two months, meaning new customers can only get 2% on the government’s flagship deposit saving scheme.

Parents pay £53k extra to live near top state schools

Monday, 05 September 2016 | News

As the summer holidays come to an end, some parents will be sighing with relief even though they may have forked out £53,000 more, on average, to live close to a top-performing state school, new research has revealed.

House prices up 27% in three years in top uni towns

Friday, 02 September 2016 | News

House prices in 60% of the UK’s top 50 university cities have gone up by enough to cover the £27,000 tuition fees on a three-year degree course, new research has revealed.

Slight pick-up' in August house prices

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 | News

House prices in the UK went up by 0.6% between July and August, putting the average price of a UK property at £206,145, according to the latest figures from Nationwide building society.

Halifax slashes rate on Help to Buy Isa – again

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 | News

Halifax, one of two providers previously offering market leading Help to Buy Isa rates has slashed the interest it’ll pay new customers from 2.5% to 2%.

Don't panic! Your Help to Buy Isa is not useless

Monday, 22 August 2016 | Blog | By Tom Wilson

You might have seen an article over the weekend, saying half a million people won’t be able to use the bonus from the Help to Buy Isa to pay for the deposit on a house.

The most affordable homes along the night Tube

Friday, 19 August 2016 | News

The night tube launches this weekend along the Central and Victoria lines in London, so one property agent has uncovered how much homes along the routes cost.

UK house prices rise 8.7%

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 | News

UK house prices rose by 8.7% in the year to June, pushing the average price to £213,927, according to the Land Registry’s latest official figures published today

Summer downturn in house prices

Monday, 15 August 2016 | News

Properties coming on to the market in England and Wales between 10 July and 6 August 2016 are 1.2% lower than the previous month, new research has revealed.