Buying a home after a break-up: What you need to know

Breaking up from a long-term relationship is traumatic enough without the additional worry of moving home. Can you afford to buy after your split, or will you rent?

House prices drop by 2.9% in a month but resilient jobs and wages stop them falling further, says Halifax

Thursday, 07 February 2019 | News

House prices fell by 2.9% in January and grew by just 0.8% over the year, new figures from Halifax reveal.

Britain’s property market "as glacial as the weather" as house price stagnation continues

Thursday, 31 January 2019 | News

Home valuations have continued eek out a morsel of growth as the market stagnation continues.

How can I make sure my home buyer is serious? Our last sale fell through because the buyer didn’t have finance in place

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | Question and Answer

It’s really frustrating to find out weeks after accepting an offer that your buyer is not actually in a financial position to make the purchase.

House price growth grinds to a halt in 2018 but 'lots to be cheerful about' in 2019

Friday, 04 January 2019 | News

The growth of property values slowed to a dismal 0.5% last year, figures from Nationwide Building Society suggest.

Should I avoid putting my home on the market in winter?

Friday, 28 December 2018 | Question and Answer

This is a question we get quite a lot at this time of year. Homeowners who are looking to sell generally ask us whether they should sit tight until spring. And that is understandable.

Home buyers spend around £5,000 on unexpected legal fees

Friday, 09 November 2018 | News

Home buyers in the UK typically spend £5,500 on solicitor’s unexpected fees, according to new research from a digital conveyancer.

Annual house price growth slowest for five years

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 | News

House prices have increased at their slowest rate since March 2013 at just 1.5% higher than last year, according to latest figures from Halifax.

Top 10 worst home renovations that turn off buyers revealed - including carpeted bathrooms and artex ceilings

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 | News

If you are thinking of making some home improvements to your property, whatever you do don’t even think of adding woodchip wallpaper or a carpeted bathroom. Mirrored ceilings are also a definite no-no.

Average house is worth £114,000 more than its rebuild cost

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 | News

The actual cost of rebuilding a house only accounts for three-fifths (59%) of its market value, with the remainder based on factors such as its location, according to Direct Line.

22 days to sell your house: The fastest moving property market in Britain revealed

Thursday, 11 October 2018 | News

Home sellers in Edinburgh have the good fortune of selling in the fastest-moving property market in the UK.