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UK house price growth rebounds in February thanks to lack of affordability and tough lending criteria

Thursday, 07 March 2019 | News

UK house prices rebounded in February, rising on a monthly, annual and quarterly basis for the first time since October, according to the latest Halifax house price index.

Two Isas to help you buy your first home

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 | Article

For now, first-time buyers can open both Help to Buy and Lifetime Isas, but the latter can be used to boost retirement savings instead. We explain the basics, so you can weigh up what works best for you

Half of landlords wouldn't let to tenants on housing benefits - but the government plans a crackdown

Friday, 01 March 2019 | News

Thousands of households who receive housing benefit face discrimination and being denied access to rental accommodation, a new report suggests. 

UK house price growth remains flat as Brexit nears

Thursday, 28 February 2019 | News

UK house price growth remained subdued in February as Brexit continues to weigh on the market.

'A Lifetime Isa helped us buy a home in just one year': Thousands are boosting deposits using Lisas - should you take one out?

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 | News

New data from Skipton Building Society suggests Lisas are giving first-time buyers a valuable boost when saving up for a deposit. According to the building society, it takes the average Lisa saver buys a home just sixteen...

Should I switch solicitors half way through buying a house? My current one doesn't answer my calls

Friday, 22 February 2019 | Question and Answer

There is nothing more frustrating than appointing a solicitor to process your home move only to be faced with radio silence. Not returning your phone calls is not acceptable.

House price affordability improves at the fastest rate since 2011 but the market remains subdued

Monday, 18 February 2019 | News

Housing affordability is improving at the fastest pace in eight years, but house price growth still remains weak, new analysis reveals.

Is an interest-only mortgage suitable at my age?

Thursday, 14 February 2019 | Question and Answer

There are a number of issues to consider in determining whether this mortgage term and structure will be right for you. These include how long you expect to keep the property and to carry on working.

UK house prices growth slows to just 2.5% - the lowest rate in five years

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 | News

UK annual house price growth has slowed to its lowest level since 2013, according to official data.

Top tips for a stress-free building project

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 | Article

From finding a builder to writing a contract and knowing what to do if things go wrong, we lay the foundations for a hassle-free renovation