house buying

One ticket selling every minute in £3.2m Knightsbridge flat prize draw

Thursday, 18 January 2018 | News

London’s exclusive Knightsbridge claims it is selling one ticket every minute.

Revealed: The top performing commuter hotspots for house price growth

Thursday, 11 January 2018 | News

Swanley in Kent has been crowned as the best performing commuter hotspot for property price growth, according to new research.

Buyers feel pressured into using poor-value estate agent services

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 | News

Homebuyers feel pressured into paying their estate agent for extra services, such as mortgage advice and property surveys, fearing they may miss out of their dream home if they choose to shop around.

Is it time to switch your Help to Buy Isa to a Lifetime Isa?

Monday, 08 January 2018 | Article

For many people, high property prices mean the dream of homeownership remains a distant prospect, but there is some help at hand for those trying to get on to the ladder.

Want to live in a national park? It will cost you an extra £116,500

Monday, 27 November 2017 | News

Buying a home in a national park in England and Wales will typically cost £116,501 more than the surrounding area, according to new research.

A third of parents unable to help kids onto property ladder

Monday, 20 November 2017 | News

Despite the rise of the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’, more than a third (34%) of parents remain unwilling or unable to help their children get onto the housing ladder.

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”.

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.

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.