house prices

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.

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.

Autumn Budget 2017: Package to fix ‘dysfunctional housing market’

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 | News

Philip Hammond made fixing the “dysfunctional” housing market the cornerstone of his Autumn Budget, with the goal of restoring “the dream of homeownership for a new generation”.

Rents are fairly static, with London still lagging

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 | News

Rents are still going up, but fairly slowly at between 0.5% and 1.5% over the year to October 2017, depending on which rental index you choose.

Low housing supply keeps prices steady

Friday, 17 November 2017 | News

Much like last month, property prices are continuing to go up – albeit at a fairly slow pace – especially when looking at properties that have been sold and have completed, as is the case with the UK House Price Index for...

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.<...>