house buying

House prices stall in London, while the North fares better

Thursday, 19 October 2017 | News

This month, the general consensus from property market data is that London house prices are growing at a slower rate than the rest of the country.

First-time buyer slump recorded in London

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 | News

First-time buyers are abstaining from buying flats in London, according to new figures that reveal a massive slump in the capital’s property market.

Ask the Experts: Can my wife pay all the tax on our buy-to-let property?

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | Question and Answer

Joint owners can agree a different division of profits and losses to the share in the capital of the property and so occasionally the share of profits or losses will be different from the share in the property.

UK retirees face ‘devastating’ bungalow shortage

Monday, 09 October 2017 | News

Bungalows now account for fewer than 7% of houses for sale, according to new research – and this could have a knock-on effect on the choices retirees have when they want to downsize.

£2 billion boost for affordable housing ‘a drop in the ocean’

Thursday, 05 October 2017 | News

In her closing speech at this week’s Conservative Party Conference, the Prime Minister promised to provide an extra £2 billion help fund the building of more council and housing association homes – but one specialist in...

Stamp duty in Wales to be overhauled: The winners and losers

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 | News

Nine out of 10 home buyers in Wales will either pay the same property tax or will be better off when a new land transaction tax is introduced next year.

Revealed: The cheapest and priciest places for country living

Thursday, 12 October 2017 | News

Homes in the country are £44,454 (20%) more expensive on average than those in urban areas (excluding London), according to Halifax’s annual rural housing review.

Help to Buy Isa property purchases reach record level

Friday, 29 September 2017 | News

First-time buyers are increasingly taking advantage of the Help to Buy Isa, with property sales using the scheme reaching record levels in June.

Stat of the month: Brits move home every 23 years

Thursday, 21 September 2017 | News

Homeowners in the UK move home every 23 years, on average, as compared with every nine years in 1988, according to new research.

Accord Mortgages unveils record low 0.99% mortgage

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 | News

Accord Mortgages has launched a 0.99% two-year fixed rate mortgage at 80% loan to value (LTV).