property

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

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.

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Two Isas to help you buy your first home

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

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

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

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

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...

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Top tips for a stress-free building project

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

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Buy to let: is it still worth it?

Pensions versus investing in property is an age-old dilemma for those facing retirement, but as the government clamps downs on landlords’ tax perks, buy to let may finally be losing its lustre

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

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

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More tenants renting into midlife as stringent mortgage affordability spreads to older households

Tenants aged 35 to 49 are now the largest age group renting privately, according to new research from estate agent Knight Frank.

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

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

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Include property wealth on pensions dashboard to help savers 'make informed choices'

Inclusion of housing wealth will allow savers to better plan their retirement, argues the Equity Release Council.

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