Buying

Londoners may need 121 years to save for their first home

Thursday, 27 October 2016 | News

A would-be first-time buyer on a median salary of £34,320 a year would have to wait 121 years to save 10% of their net annual salary towards the deposit on an average priced flat in London, new research has revealed.

Will our kids pay additional stamp duty when they buy a home?

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 | Question and Answer

We own a second home mortgage- free and I am wondering if we should add our two adult children to the title deeds.

Market town living costs £34k more than nearby areas

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 | News

Owning a home in a picturesque market town could cost almost £34,000 more than a similar property in a neighbouring area, according to new research.

House price round-up October 2016: Property market 'softens'

Thursday, 20 October 2016 | News

House prices in the UK remained stable in August, despite doom-and-gloom predictions after Brexit, the latest UK House Price Index (HPI) for August has revealed.

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

Thursday, 06 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.