house buying

UK property market still in the doldrums

Friday, 25 May 2018 | News

Much of the UK housing market remains relatively flat and listless with some exceptions – notably in the Midlands and Wales – according to latest property price indices, with supply shortages providing something of a floor...

Our dream new home has been ruined

Friday, 06 April 2018 | Article

Moneywise helps a reader whose dream home was ruined by Persimmon.

Revealed: The cheapest towns for single first-time buyers

Thursday, 01 March 2018 | News

Singletons need to head to the north of England to find the most affordable locations to buy a first home, with the Staffordshire market town of Newcastle-under-Lyme topping the list of cheapest places to buy.

Stat of the month: £1 million+ home sold every 27 minutes

Monday, 26 February 2018 | News

One property worth over £1 million is sold every 27 minutes in the UK, with a record 19,300 homes sold in this price bracket during 2017.

Housing market is ‘resilient’ – but sellers need to be ‘pragmatic’

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 | News

The housing market has started 2018 much like at the end of 2017, with fewer enquiries, instructions and sales but house prices still continuing their upward trend over the year.

Can we get a home loan on the £110,000 that has been gifted?

Monday, 19 February 2018 | Question and Answer

This type of purchase of a property at a discount from the open market value is something that is often referred to as a concessionary purchase. There should be a reasonably good choice of lender that can help.

Homeownership among millennials plummets

Friday, 16 February 2018 | News

Millennials are struggling to get onto the housing ladder and are much less likely to become homeowners than their counterparts two decades ago.

Online tool launched to help borrowers fight mortgage inertia

Friday, 26 January 2018 | News

Online mortgage broker Trussle has launched a new market monitoring tool, which alerts mortgage customers when they could save money by switching to a better deal.

Santander ditches standard variable rate for new mortgage deals

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 | News

Customers with new Santander mortgages will no longer move to the lender’s standard variable rate (SVR) when their initial mortgage deal ends.

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.