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Jeff Prestridge: my sons' baby steps on the first-time buyers’ ladder

Friday, 18 January 2019 | Blog | By Jeff Prestridge

My middle son – one of three – and his fiancée have a great year ahead of them. Fingers crossed, they will move into their first-home in the coming weeks, a three-bedroom semi-detached house in Hertfordshire.

Beware holiday villa scams that could cost you £5,000

Friday, 18 January 2019 | News

If you are dreaming of far away places and looking to escape the January blues by staying in a villa, make sure you do your research.

UK housing market has worst outlook for 20 years as prices stagnate amid Brexit uncertainty

Thursday, 17 January 2019 | News

The housing outlook is the worst it has been for 20 years, with sales expected to slump in the months running up to Brexit, according to surveyors.

Relief for mortgage prisoners? Changes to affordability tests could rescue many stuck on expensive deals

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 | News

Mortgage prisoners may have cause for hope as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) concedes rule changes may be necessary to help them.

UK house prices expected to rise by up to £9,000 on average in 2019, says Halifax

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 | News

Halifax expects property prices to rise between 2% and 4% in 2019, although much will be dependent on the outcome of Brexit.

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.

Are Londoners fleeing the capital? Property money outflows reach 10-year peak

Thursday, 27 December 2018 | News

Londoners have spent more on property outside London in 2018 than any of the last 10 years.

Will property prices crash in 2019? Experts share their predictions

Friday, 04 January 2019 | News

It’s fair to say that the property market has been very lacklustre over the past year.

UK house prices expected to flatline in 2019 as stretched affordability and Brexit uncertainty continue to dampen the market

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 | News

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) says there is unlikely to be any growth in UK house prices next year.