house prices

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.

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.

House price round-up: Buyers can be ‘choosier’ in London

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 | News

Rightmove reports a fairly positive start to 2018 for the housing market, with the average asking price for properties up by just over £2,000 since December 2017, and up by 1.1% annually.

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.

Revealed: The decorations that deter home buyers and annoy neighbours

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 | News

Some 45% of Brits say they have been so offended by their neighbours’ exterior décor that they have tried to have it removed for fear that it is driving down the value of their property, new research has revealed.

Property outlook for 2018 – are prices headed up or down?

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 | News

Are you considering whether to step on to the property ladder in 2018, move up the ladder or invest in the market?

London house prices hit 14.5 times average earnings

Thursday, 30 November 2017 | News

The gap between house prices and average earnings has reached a record high in London, according to a new study.

Major house-builders don’t sign up to new consumer code

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 | News

A Consumer Code for New Homes (CCNH) has been launched today, with the aim of improving the marketing, selling and after-sales service provided by developers that sign up to the code.