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Low housing supply keeps prices steady

Friday, 17 November 2017 | News

Much like last month, property prices are continuing to go up – albeit at a fairly slow pace – especially when looking at properties that have been sold and have completed, as is the case with the UK House Price Index for...

Homes in the city take 96 days to sell

Friday, 17 November 2017 | News

It typically takes 96 days – that’s almost 14 weeks ­– to sell a home in Britain’s major cities, but there are wide regional variations and it can be as little as 41 days in some Scottish cities, according to new research.<...>

Theresa May pledges to “build more homes, more quickly”

Thursday, 16 November 2017 | News

The Prime Minister is making it her personal mission to tackle Britain’s housing crisis and to “build more homes, more quickly”.

Brits’ obsession with housing wealth ‘could make us poorer’

Thursday, 16 November 2017 | News

Government support for homeownership through schemes such as Help to Buy...

Naive mortgage borrowers are ‘sleepwalking into a financial nightmare’

Thursday, 16 November 2017 | News

Homeowners could be paying over the odds for their mortgage thanks to a lack of basic financial understanding, a consumer group has warned.

Japan becomes new investor favourite

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 | News

Figures from the Investment Association (IA) show that investors turned positive towards Japan in October. The sector was among the largest in terms of net retail sales and the second-best performer last month.

Taylor Wimpey: ‘Substantial majority’ of leaseholders will get new deal

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 | News

Taylor Wimpey has announced in a recent trading statement that the “substantial majority” of its home buyers who are caught up in leases with escalating ground rents will be able to switch to fairer leasehold contracts.

Savings update: Major banks fail to pass on interest rate rise

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 | News

Rates are still in a state of flux following this month’s 0.25 percentage point rise in Bank of England base rate to 0.5%.

Investors more worried about inflation and low interest rates than Brexit

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 | News

Investors view high inflation and low interest rates as more of a threat to their wealth than Brexit, according to new findings from Rathbone Investment Management.

Investors pile into tech funds as experts urge caution on big five US tech giants

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 | News

Investors have been moving out of UK funds into technology funds, according to The Share Centre.