house prices

Shortage of properties for sale helps to keep prices rising

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 | News

House prices have remained fairly static over the past month, with the main house price indices either reporting modest rises or, in the case of Halifax, a drop of 1% since last month.

Home Counties outpace Greater London for £1m properties

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 | News

More than half of the £1 million-plus property purchases in England and Wales are set to take place outside Greater London for the first time on record, says an independent mortgage broker.

London agents disagree over the importance of ‘location, location, location’

Monday, 10 July 2017 | News

Has the long-held mantra ‘location, location, location’ lost its mojo in the capital?

Lower paid workers will wait over 100 years to buy first home

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 | News

If you work in certain professions, you would need to save up until the next century to afford to buy your first home, research from has revealed.

Government schemes for first-time buyers don’t help poorest

Monday, 03 July 2017 | News

Many government housing schemes are more likely to support better-off first-time buyers, the Social Mobility Commission has revealed.

Property pundits play down 40% house price crash warning

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 | News

Property prices are on the brink of a crash, a former government housing adviser has warned.

First-time buyers pay record prices

Saturday, 01 July 2017 | News

The average price first-time buyers are paying to get on to the property ladder has hit a record high of £207,693, according to the latest Halifax First Time Buyer Review.

House prices up by £3,500 month-on-month

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 | News

House prices are rising at a faster rate, with the UK House Price Index (UK HPI) for April up by 5.6% annually, bringing the average price of a property to £220,094.

‘Waitrose effect’ drives up house prices

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | News

If you live near a Waitrose, your house will typically cost £36,480 more than homes in the surrounding area, new research from Lloyds Bank has revealed.

Rental round-up: cheaper to rent than to buy in London

Friday, 19 May 2017 | News

Research by property portal Zoopla suggests it is cheaper to rent than to buy a property in over half (54%) of UK cities.