property

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

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.

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Start scheming to buy your first home

With some experts predicting house prices will fall by as much as 10% to 15% this year, you could be in a good position to negotiate hard if you’re a first-time buyer.

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“We cleared our mortgage early AND SAVED thousands of pounds” - Here’s how you can too

Fancy being mortgage-free sooner rather later? Two homeowners who managed to pay off their mortgage early explain how they did it.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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Will property prices crash in 2019? Experts share their predictions

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

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Interview with David Wise and Richard Peacock: we meet the co-managers of Kames Property Income

Richard Peacock and David Wise, co-managers of Kames Property Income, give Edmund Greaves the lowdown on their fund – a Moneywise First 50 Fund for beginner investors

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

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

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Empty properties: how to bag a bargain

Given the focus on the shortage of affordable housing, it’s surprising that there are thousands of empty properties around the UK, many of which could make great homes.

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