Buying

UK housing market slows post-Brexit

Thursday, 11 August 2016 | News

Property prices across the UK have slowed to their lowest level in three years, according to a poll of surveyors.

House buyers skimp on building surveys

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 | News

More than seven million buyers don’t bother having a building survey of their new home, research has revealed. But this could put homeowners at risk of unexpected building work.

House price growth 'slowing'

Friday, 05 August 2016 | News

Property prices in the UK dropped by 1% in July, which has largely cancelled out the 1.2% rise in June, the latest Halifax data has revealed.

Homeownership declines across UK

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 | News

The number of people owning a home across the UK has fallen since its peak in 2004, with northern cities particularly hard hit, research by a think tank has revealed.

Post-Brexit house prices up 0.5% in July

Thursday, 28 July 2016 | News

In the month following the EU referendum, house prices in the UK went up by 0.5% compared to the previous month, while the annual rate of house price growth remained almost unchanged at 5.2%, compared with 5.1% in June, the...

Property prices outpace what first-time buyers can afford

Thursday, 28 July 2016 | News

In the past four years, the average price paid across England by first-time buyers has risen by £42,451, with first-time buyers paying, on average, just over £196,000 to buy their first property, new research has revealed.<...>

Live near a Waitrose? It can boost your house price by £40,000

Monday, 25 July 2016 | News

Living close to a well-known supermarket chain can boost the price of your home by £22,000 on average, according to a new report.

More first-time buyers now rely on Bank of Mum and Dad

Friday, 22 July 2016 | News

The number of first-time buyers who ask for financial help from friends and family has gone up by 6% over the past 20 years, according to a new government survey.

Public sector workers priced out of housing market

Friday, 22 July 2016 | News

Five out of six public sector workers, including policemen, teachers, healthcare assistant and firefighters, can’t afford a mortgage on an average price house in England (at £224,731), new research has revealed.

House prices up in May, says Land Registry

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 | News

House prices went up by 8.1% annually in May, taking the average UK property value to £211,230, according to the latest research.