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KEYWORD "Homeowners" - 183 RESULTS
Southern England property market experiencing house price falls

More than a third (36%) of homes in Southern England are in property markets experiencing house price falls as slowdown ripples...

21 June 2019

From: Breaking News

The growing appeal of peer to peer property lending

Property is an appealing investment: it’s been proven (in a favourable market, of course) to increase in value and it’s a...

21 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Second homeowners take advantage of predicted growth in staycations

Holiday lettings business cottages.com has seen a 23% growth in portfolio recruitment over the last six months, compared to the same...

12 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Majority of homeowners willing to pay more for a house with fast broadband

A speedy broadband connection was the third most important factor for people when choosing an area to live in, according to...

07 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Top driveway income hotspots in the UK revealed

The UK towns and cities where homeowners are making the most money by renting out their driveways as parking spaces have...

31 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Roll up, roll up - here’s your chance to win 2x free tickets to major renovation show

The Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show is returning to Surrey between 29-30 June at Sandown Park racecourse. And here at Property...

22 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Replacing leasehold with commonhold - your questions for Heather Wheeler MP

In recent weeks our campaign to replace leasehold with commonhold has continued to gather momentum both in the press and across...

03 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Nine out of 10 new-build homes in the UK have defects

More than nine out of 10 new-build homes in the UK have defects and almost 40% fail to meet their original...

10 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Most homeowners have spent money on home improvements

The vast majority (98%) of homeowners have made improvements to their properties over the last five years, spending a total of...

05 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Brexit effect has forced one in three home moves since 2016

A third of homeowners who have moved house since the referendum in June 2016 say Brexit was behind their decision to...

27 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Property expert releases street-wise guide for buyers and homeowners

Property and DIY interior expert Georgina Burnett is releasing a contemporary book to prepare prospective buyers and homeowners in a wavering...

15 March 2019

From: Breaking News

New guide for London’s leaseholders launched by Sadiq Khan

A new guide designed to help London leaseholders has been released by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, with the Mayor also...

27 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Private rented sector investment in the UK to reach £75bn by 2025

At least £75 billion of investment will be committed to the private rented sector (PRS) by 2025, according to the latest...

08 February 2019

From: Breaking News

NAEA outlines the top things that can devalue a home

Homeowners always want to get the best possible price for their home, but there may be a number of reasons why...

30 January 2019

From: Breaking News

2019 preview – what landlords need to look out for this year

With a new year now upon us, it’s time to look forward to what might happen (and what is definitely happening)...

15 January 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Investment advice - How to buy a property in France

Sextant Properties, a one-stop-shop for people looking to buy a home in France, provides some advice on how to unearth the...

28 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Property in the UK takes on average 102 days to sell

It now takes, on average, 102 days to sell a property in the UK, according to Post Office Money. Its latest ‘City...

16 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Fixer uppers can be purchased on the cheap, research finds

Homes that need major structural work can be bought for £40,000 less than the market average, according to new research by...

02 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Nightmare (for homeowners) on Elm Street

It appears to be a nightmare to own a home on Elm Street, as more than half (54%) of the 79...

31 October 2018

From: Breaking News

More house sales fall through amidst slowing property market

There has been an increase in the number of house sales falling through before completion, according to Quick Move Now. Figures released...

19 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Average price of leasehold houses rises considerably faster than freeholds

Property investment platform British Pearl has revealed that ‘ruthless’ developers are cashing in on ‘abusive’ leasehold homes, with prices surging 16...

17 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Research reveals gulf between cost of building a house and its market value

There is a huge gulf between the cost of building a house and its market value, according to new analysis from...

17 October 2018

From: Breaking News

How badly has Brexit and the recession affected Prime Central London?

The owners of some of London's most affluent homes have faced a number of challenges since the market crashed in 2007,...

10 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Supply of new homes rose significantly in September, research finds

The property market was given an early autumn supply boost, according to the latest Property Supply Index put together by online...

05 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Income required to buy a home rises by almost a quarter since 2015

The minimum income first-time buyers require to purchase a home in the UK has rocketed by 18% in the past three...

28 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Zoopla’s 2018 Rich List reveals Britain’s most expensive streets

Kensington Palace Gardens (W8) holds the title for the priciest road in Britain, according to Zoopla’s 2018 ‘Rich List’. The property website’s...

28 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Leave-voting areas exhibit the most confidence in property market

Brexit voting areas are displaying the most confidence in the property market, stats released by comparison site NetAnAgent have revealed. While the...

19 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham the top areas to sell a property

Homeowners living in postcode district BS5 in Bristol and M32 in Manchester currently have the best market conditions for selling, according...

19 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Survey: majority of Brits would purchase a home in need of renovation

Britain’s love affair with property projects is booming, according to Jackson-Stops. Its research revealed that 81% of buyers would purchase a...

14 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Property listings suffer decline thanks to long hot summer

New property listings across the UK fell for the third month running, according to the latest Property Supply Index from online...

12 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Number of people swapping London for northern cities triples since 2010

Homeowners in the UK are selling up and relocating north in record numbers, according to new research from Hamptons. The estate agent...

31 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Expert panel reveals the factors that could knock value off a home

DIY disasters and cluttered bedrooms could knock £10,000 off the price of an average home in the UK, a panel of...

29 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Top 10 postcodes for sellers and buyers in England and Wales revealed

Dorset’s postcode district BH17 has been crowned the best location to sell a home this month, with a market heat temperature...

22 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Planning permission more likely to be approved in affluent London boroughs

London boroughs with an average house price of over £1 million are more likely to have planning permissions approved, according to...

22 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Brits remain positive about UK property market despite Brexit

Brits are feeling confident about the future of the UK property market even in light of no-deal Brexit predictions, research from Quick...

17 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Budget your property extension with this new tool

A new tool has been launched with the aim of enabling homeowners and investors to quickly calculate the cost of building...

22 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Brexit is biggest challenge facing property market, say investors

Britain's withdrawal from the European Union is the biggest challenge facing the UK property sector, according to a survey of investors,...

20 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Over-65s earn £7,000 a year from their properties

Pensioners have earned £7,000 a year from their homes, new analysis by Key Retirement has shown. According to the findings, the...

01 June 2018

From: Breaking News

GoCompare creates property investment calculator for homeowners

Financial services comparison site GoCompare has announced the creation of its property investment calculator. Teaming up with property expert Henry Pryor, GoCompare’s...

25 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Majority of Brits are regaining confidence in the property market

Some 84% of British homeowners expect property prices in their area to rise over the next six months, up 14% from...

23 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Interest-only mortgages fall by almost a half since 2012

Figures from UK Finance have revealed that the number of interest-only mortgages has nearly halved in the last six years, down...

23 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Housing wealth of last time buyers set to surpass £1 trillion this year

New research from Legal & General and economics consultancy CEBR has revealed that last time buyers now own £938 billion of...

09 May 2018

From: Breaking News

The first ‘home of the future’ comes to the UK

The first full development of family properties featuring Apple Home, Siri and Apple Homekit accessories has been built in the UK,...

28 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Asking prices hit record highs in the FTB and second-stepper markets

Strong demand from home movers at the beginning of the year has led to the average asking price of a newly-marketed...

21 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Free webinar on offer for holiday rental owners in the Balearic Islands

A free webinar organised by Spain-Holiday.com promising to help holiday rental owners in the Balearic Islands will take place on Thursday...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Sunderland once again revealed as the worst place to sell a property

Sunderland is the slowest city in England for selling property, according to a new report by Ready Steady Sell. The study, carried...

07 March 2018

From: Breaking News

110th Ideal Home Show highlights Britain’s enduring fascination with home improvements

The Ideal Home Show, taking place at Olympia London from Saturday 17 March to Monday 2 April, heralds one of the...

07 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Ideal Home Show reveals its line-up of property stars

The Ideal Home Show 2018, held at Olympia London from 17 March to 2 April, has announced its line-up of property...

09 February 2018

From: Breaking News

UK ‘silver spenders’ contributed more than £7bn by releasing equity in 2017

The UK economy was bolstered by more than £7 billion in 2017 thanks to Britain’s older homeowner’s releasing equity for retirement,...

02 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Rent prices to rise while rental stock falls, predict NAEA and ARLA

NAEA Propertymark and ARLA Propertmark have shared their forecasts for the rental and buying market in 2018, with rental prices set...

13 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Cornwall crowned the top  UK holiday home hotspot

Cornwall has topped the list as the most favoured place to buy a holiday home in the UK, according to new...

13 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Autumn Budget: housing supply is only the tip of the iceberg

Ahead of today’s Budget, property experts are waiting to see whether their predictions will be dispelled, or whether they will prove...

22 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Research reveals that temporary stamp duty cut would encourage home moving

More than a fifth of recent home buyers (those who purchased less than three years ago) would consider moving home if...

17 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Homeowners lose more than £4,000 due to Japanese knotweed infestation

UK homeowners fork out roughly £1,800 on average to control Japanese knotweed infestation, while 10% lose over £4,000 because of its...

10 November 2017

From: Breaking News

UK ranked worst EU country for first-time buyers

The UK has been ranked the worst EU country for new homeowners and first-time buyers (FTBs), according to new research from...

20 October 2017

From: Breaking News

NAEA outlines the top factors that devalue homes

New research carried out by NAEA Propertymark has revealed the top things that will devalue a property. The trade body's findings showed...

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Reliable broadband now a ‘must-have’ for homebuyers

A decent broadband connection is now a ‘must-have’ for property buyers, with many prospective purchasers now ranking it more important than...

31 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Homeowners urged to remortgage now ‘before it’s too late’

Time may be running out for savvy remortgagors looking for a good deal, according to a leading estate agency. Remortgage customers have...

25 August 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers are currently ‘supporting’ the UK housing market

Demand from first-time buyers is driving the UK housing market as landlords and homeowners hold off making any big decisions, according...

23 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Residential property transactions pick up in year to July

There were 104,760 residential property transactions in the UK in July, up 1.3% from June and 8.3% higher than the corresponding...

23 August 2017

From: Breaking News

More than five million Brits own a second home

One in 10 adults in this country now own a second home - either to live in themselves or as buy-to-let...

22 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Political uncertainty deters property sellers

The shock result of the recent UK general election which returned a hung parliament, coupled with ongoing concerns about the impact...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Bank of England MPC decision has ‘direct implications for every household’

The Bank of England has warned households to expect interest rates to rise over the 12 months but also predicted living...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Home, buildings and critical illness protection: Do you have enough?

If you’re not fully covered when it comes to protecting your home and health then you’re not alone. A recent UK...

03 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Many ‘unhappy’ couples stay together in order to buy a home

Some 1.8 million UK adults have primarily stayed or would stay in a relationship in order to get a foot on...

02 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers strongly urged to take out full private survey

More than three quarters of advisers recommend that homebuyers take out private surveys when purchasing or remortgaging a property, according to...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Equity release remains popular with older homeowners in the UK

Equity release continues to grow among UK homeowners in the UK with activity hitting more than £700m in the second quarter...

28 July 2017

From: Breaking News

UK housing market activity bounces back as buyers push through transactions

Following May’s fall in property sales, the number of homes sold in the UK during June improved significantly, as buyers and...

26 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Plan to ban leaseholds on new-build houses is ‘step in right direction’

The government’s plan to ban housebuilders from selling houses as leasehold in England and reduce ground rents on flats to zero...

26 July 2017

From: Breaking News

When it comes to remortgaging there’s no time like the present

With the average two-year fixed rate home loan currently at a record low of just 2.26%, there has never been a...

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

New home prices rise in Canada

New home prices in Canada continued to increase month-on-month in May, led by growth in Toronto and Vancouver, according to the...

17 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Asking prices ‘remain muted’ despite high demand from buyers

Asking prices for residential properties in England and Wales have remained broadly unchanged  over the past month, as price sensitive homebuyers...

17 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Property in affluent parts of London viewed as a ‘safe bet’

People borrowed more than £17bn in new mortgages last year in order to buy property in London, as homeowners, investors and...

04 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Government urged to do more to ‘bring house price inflation in line with earnings’

The annual rise in UK house prices picked up again in May, the latest figures show, with prices continuing to rise...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

One year on: Buyers and sellers undeterred by ‘Brexit scaremongering’

It has been exactly one year since Britain voted to leave the European Union by 52% to 48%, and while the...

23 June 2017

From: Breaking News

US home sales rebound as prices hit new high

Residential property sales in the US rebounded last month following a fall in April, helping to drive up prices in the...

23 June 2017

From: Breaking News

UK home sales set to drop significantly amid political uncertainty

Residential property transactions in May dropped by 3.3% on the previous month, following two successive months of growth, in what could...

22 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Buying property is best investment most of us can ever make - just ask retirees

If you want to build your wealth in the short-term, the easiest way to do so is by saving more money. If...

21 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Another Aussie bank cracks down on foreign property investors

AMP Bank is the latest lender in Australia to introduce more stringent loan application rules and higher interest rates for foreign...

20 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Asking prices fall in June for first time in eight years

Asking prices for UK homes have fallen over the past month as current political uncertainty continues to deter some potential buyers,...

19 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Home seller valuations fall as remortgage levels rise

The number of homes coming on to the market for sale continued to fall across the UK last month, adding to...

15 June 2017

From: Breaking News

New government urged to make housing ‘a top priority’

The Conservative party, assuming it is able to form a new government, is being urged to make tacking the growing housing...

09 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Custom and self build could deliver up to 50,000 new homes a year, says expert

A host of self build celebrities, including Kevin McCloud of Grand Designs and George Clarke of Amazing Spaces, have backed the...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Election day is here, but which party is capable of fixing the housing crisis?

With successive governments failing to build enough housing - particularly social housing - the UK is in the grip of a...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Surge in homes for sale despite election uncertainty

Property investors who were starved of choice now have more homes to choice to from following a rise in the number...

07 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Public trusts Conservatives more than Labour to fix housing crisis, poll says

More British homeowners trust the Conservatives more than Labour to fix the country’s ‘broken’ housing market, according to a new poll. With...

06 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Low interest rates will ‘continue to support demand’ for property

Cheap borrowing levels should boost demand for property across the UK in the coming months, despite a recent fall in the...

26 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Dry weather increases subsidence risk concerns

Wet weather is not something most of us want to see. But without it, residential properties are more at risk of...

24 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Asking prices for homes rise to record average of £317,281

Home sales this month remained robust as buyers shrugged off pre-election jitters, signalling growing confidence in the UK economy and bolstering...

22 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lending for property purchase plummets 80%

The number of property investors looking to invest in the buy-to-let market continued to fall last month as a result of...

18 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Top ways to reduce stamp duty on prime property

Sales of homes at the top end of the housing market have collapsed over the past 12 months or so, especially...

18 May 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices stall amid affordability issues

Annual house price growth continues to slow, as affordability issues deter many prospective homebuyers. With 2017 proving to be a rather challenging time...

17 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Next government urged to put ‘housing and homeownership first’

As soon as the general election determines the next government, emphasis will need to be placed on making more pressing issues,...

16 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Lack of property for sale in the UK intensifies as new listings drop by 4%

April is traditionally a busy time for the UK housing market, but fewer homeowners put their properties up for sale last...

11 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Foreign property investors hit hard in Australian budget

International property investors have been hit by a number of measures in the budget in Australia this week in a bid...

11 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Vendors starting to realise ‘their homes aren’t worth as much as they thought’

UK house prices fell again in April, as growing uncertainty and affordability constraints continue to have an impact on buyers across...

09 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage debt for the over-65s set to double by 2030

Over the past two decades, investing in residential property in the UK has been a relatively secure way to make money,...

04 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Irresponsible lending in the UK could lead to return of ‘negative equity’

TSB has reduced mortgage lending to first-time buyers, especially in London, amid growing concerns that many homeowners without significant equity in...

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Typical property asking price up £3.5k in April 2017

Homeowners across the UK planning to sell up are being warned of the risks of listing their home at an unrealistic...

24 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Significant increase in remortgaging activity in the UK

There was a sharp rise in remortgaging activity last month as homeowners, including property investors, seek ways to reduce outgoings, new...

20 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Average house price in England and Wales breaks £300,000 barrier, says Your Move

The price of the average property in England and Wales broke through the £300,000 barrier in March, following a 0.5% rise...

18 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage and stamp duty issues deter one in 10 prospective buyers in the UK

More than one in 10 homeowners in the UK have tried to move property but decided against it after encountering issues...

14 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Softening housing market in London offers inventors ‘better value for money’

London’s housing market continues to slow, with the latest figures revealing that prices increased at their slowest rate for nearly five...

12 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Remortgage levels at eight-year peak

Levels of remortgaging reached the highest level for eight years in February, while the average amount borrowed fell, according to new...

12 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Brexit uncertainty prompts decline in UK property deals

Demand among home buyers has seen a modest recovery following initial post-referendum jitters, but with just 24 hours until Theresa May...

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investment has ‘consistently delivered’ for retired homeowners

Growth in UK house prices has seen over-65 homeowners’ property wealth hit a new record of £1.072trn, according to new analysis...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Homeowners on standard variable rates overpaying by almost £3,200 a year

Homeowners with a standard variable rate (SVR) mortgage could be spending almost £3,200 a year - or £266 a month -...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

The widening gulf between salaries and house prices is “extremely worrying”

Residential property prices in England and Wales now cost 7.6 times the average income, up from 3.6 times earnings in 1997,...

20 March 2017

From: Breaking News

New guide to investing in a leasehold property

The leasehold system is a feudal form of property ownership in England and Wales, which many investors believe is a flawed...

07 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Home sellers in Dubai slash asking prices

Homeowners in Dubai are being forced to reduce their asking prices as the property market stagnates, creating a wealth of cheap...

03 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Is it time to adopt an eco-friendly investment strategy?

Investing in residential properties can be a great way to accumulate wealth. But before parting with your cash, an investment strategy...

01 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Almost half of Brits believe UK house prices will rise over next 12 months

A high proportion of people think that residential property prices in the UK will increase this year, despite political and economic...

21 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Sellers overvalue their properties by 6.8%

Homeowners in England and Wales over estimated the value of their property by an average 6.8% in 2016, according to research...

09 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Private housing wealth in the UK exceeds £5trn

The total value of all privately owned homes in Britain has increased above £5trn for the first time - almost three...

31 January 2017

From: Breaking News

More than half of remortgaging done to raise capital

Homeowners across England and Wales remortgaged for around £15,000 more in 2016 than they did two years ago, with 57% capital...

31 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Average value could drop by £400 a week if 'bubble bursts'

The average property in the UK could decrease in value by up to £399 a week over 21 months, according to...

23 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Equity release market hits all-time high

Pensioners withdrew £5.8m a day from their homes last year, as growth in house prices boosted retirement incomes, according to analysis...

17 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Two thirds of UK builders report material price hikes

More than two thirds of small and medium-sized UK building firms have seen a rise in the cost of materials caused...

12 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Marc Langdon – what to expect in 2017

Marc Langdon, a partner at Bidwells, offers his thoughts on what property market trends we can expect over the coming year. I...

29 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Proof that property is better than a pension

For many people investing in residential properly remains an attractive income investment at a time of low saving rates and stock...

21 December 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices set to rise across major UK cities in 2017

Residential property prices across many of the UK’s largest 20 cities appear to offer plenty of room for growth in 2017,...

19 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Do you know what a second charge mortgage is?

Second charge mortgages, often simply referred to as second mortgages, are a secured loan used to raise extra money instead of...

13 December 2016

From: Breaking News

House price falls in London look ‘inevitable’

Homeowners and property investors in Greater London are facing steep falls in house prices as the slowdown in prime areas of...

06 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Foreign investors are the real drivers of London property

Since the shock Brexit result was announced in June, and the consequent drop in value of the pound, there has been...

05 December 2016

From: Breaking News

A quarter of homes will soon be solar powered - report

A growing number of property investors are looking to reap significant competitive advantages by shifting to a ‘green’ model of potentially...

02 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Lack of safety checks being carried out by property investors

Hundreds of thousands of homes acquired each year are at risk of a life-threatening gas incident, such as a carbon monoxide...

28 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK housing shortage means no letup in rising home prices

A chronic shortage of housing in the UK is continuing to place upward pressure on residential property prices, according to the...

11 November 2016

From: Breaking News

How will Brexit affect house prices?

House prices were at the forefront of the EU debate in the run-up to the EU referendum with the now former...

09 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Raise stamp duty threshold to boost property investment

The chancellor Phillip Hammond should use his upcoming Autumn Statement to raise the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) threshold to £250,000...

31 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Heathrow Airport expansion to have ‘negative impact’ on local house prices

The government’s decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow yesterday may have paved the way for hundreds of thousands more flights...

26 October 2016

From: Breaking News

The UK housing market is ‘continuing to hold strong’

The UK housing market remains resilient post-Brexit, as illustrated by the latest house price index which shows a housing market that...

22 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Some 43% of residential properties do not meet ‘Home Living Standard’

Shelter is calling for greater protection for tenants after new research by the housing charity found that 43% of homes in...

18 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Equity release market soars as pensioners withdraw £6.8m a day

Retired homeowners have withdrawn an average of £6.8m of property wealth through equity release so far this year, according to new...

17 October 2016

From: Breaking News

House price growth slows in September – Halifax

Residential property prices continued to cool in September as the property market softens, with the latest data from Halifax revealing that...

10 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Interest-only mortgages are a ticking-time-bomb

More than a quarter of interest-only mortgage borrowers in the UK may struggle to repay their home loans, new research shows.  Interest-only...

08 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Property industry welcomes government’s £5bn building fund

The government’s plan to tackle the housing shortage by building 25,000 new homes using a £3bn Home Building Fund has been broadly...

08 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Government urged to scrap tax on land to boost new housing supply

The government is being urged to take fresh steps to tackle the shortage of homes by incentivising landowners and developers to increase...

07 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Largest surge in UK house price sentiment for seven years

Households in all regions of the UK believe the value of their homes increased in September as confidence continued to improve...

27 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Asking prices see autumn bounce-back

There has been a sharp rise in asking prices this month as property investors continue to dominate the lower end of...

19 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Pokémon GO could 'add real value' to your home’, says online agent

Forget good schools, low crime rates and having a decent gym near your property, it would appear that Pokemon Go is...

15 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Surveyors call on UK government to take ‘radical action’ to stimulate growth

The Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) is calling on the government to consider some radical measures to stimulate all aspects of...

10 August 2016

From: Breaking News

More than 6m over-45s rely on property to provide pension

With the outlook for savers looking grim, almost half of over 45 year-old homeowners - equivalent to just over 6m UK...

04 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Post-Brexit dip in property prices create opportunities for fast-acting investors

There has been a notable fall in residential property prices in London which present canny investors with a genuine opportunity to...

29 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Retirement living in Scotland ‘an untapped opportunity’ for investors

With many housebuilders adopting a cautious approach to retirement living in Scotland, Savills has identified ‘an untapped opportunity’ for investors willing...

26 July 2016

From: Breaking News

UK government remains committed to building more new homes

The government remains committed to delivering one million new build homes in England by 2020, in an effort to tackle the...

08 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Growing concerns over interest-only mortgages

One in 10 over-55s UK homeowners are still paying interest-only mortgages and while the majority are confident of clearing the debt...

08 July 2016

From: Breaking News

‘Window of opportunity’ to invest in PCL before prices increase

Within hours of the EU votes being counted last week, London Central Portfolio (LCP) released a statement urging investors to consider...

27 June 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices could fall following Brexit vote

Global markets have plunged, David Cameron has announced that he is to step down as Prime Minister later this year and...

24 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Fresh ‘Solutions’ to help Brits escape pain in Spain

With thousands of Britons who own property in Spain still trapped in negative equity with their house prices stuck below 2007...

23 June 2016

From: Breaking News

UK homeowners leaning towards Brexit

It is less than 24 hours until polls open for the EU referendum - and a new survey suggests that Leave is...

22 June 2016

From: Breaking News

UK’s housing hotspots unveiled

Homeowners selling their homes in southern regions of the UK have seen the greatest rise in demand for their properties of...

21 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Pensioner property wealth up £9.24bn so far this year

Retired homeowners have seen the average value of their property rise by £500 a month since the start of this year...

17 June 2016

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Sellers in central London ‘cashing in’

High property prices and an ultra-low interest rate environment are tempting many property owners in prime central London to sell up...

13 June 2016

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UK house prices set to rise even if Britain votes to leave EU

House prices in the UK are expected to rise further regardless of whether Britain opts to remain or leave the European...

10 June 2016

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UK housing market activity remains strong despite EU referendum

Housing market activity in the UK remained healthy as overall valuation activity in May increased by almost a fifth on an...

08 June 2016

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Repossession levels plummet

The number of homes repossessed by lenders last year fell sharply, according to new detailed research released by chartered surveyor e.surv. Across England...

03 June 2016

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Which property website should your agent use when selling your home?

With more house-hunters than ever now starting their property search online, it is crucial that your property has a good website...

18 May 2016

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Berlin bans Airbnb rentals

Fresh caps on private property rentals through Airbnb and similar online platforms have been introduced in Berlin, Germany, in a bid...

03 May 2016

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We are becoming a nation of renters

The decline in the rate of homeownership seen over the past decade in this country looks set to continue as a...

29 April 2016

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Shared ownership to provide ‘stable returns’ – Savills

New government funding to help significantly boost the supply of new shared ownership homes across the UK looks set to open...

22 April 2016

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Investor interest in buy-to-let nosedives

There has been a sharp fall in buy-to-let acquisitions following the hike in stamp duty for investment properties and second homes...

19 April 2016

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Rent a Room Scheme boosts supply

Close to a quarter of a million homeowners (233,697) have advertised for lodgers since the increase to the Rent a Room Scheme...

08 April 2016

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The rise and rise of pensioner property wealth

The property wealth of the over-65s has grown by almost £13.7 billion in the past three months. This comes as rapidly...

02 March 2016

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Two million young buyers locked out of the housing market

Homeownership rates have massively declined in the last 15 years, with almost two million young buyers priced out of homeownership, according...

26 February 2016

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Half of UK homeowners anticipate house price growth across 2016

Across 2016, 50% of UK homeowners anticipate their property to increase in value, according to latest research from Clydesdale and Yorkshire...

03 February 2016

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RICS urges homeowners and businesses to protect their properties from floods

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says businesses and homeowners must now prepare for extreme weather in the future by creating...

29 January 2016

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Buyers care most about location, research finds

Location has been named as the top characteristic that makes Brits fall in love with their home, according to a recent...

29 January 2016

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Average homeowner made nearly £28,000 in 2015, research finds

The average homeowner made £27,264 in 2015; around the same as the average salary in the UK, according to research from...

27 January 2016

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Retired homeowners reluctant to downsize

Despite retired homeowners witnessing huge house price growth over the years, the average UK homeowner will live in their home for...

22 December 2015

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UK now has over 600,000 property millionaires

The latest research from Zoopla has revealed that there are now more than 600,000 property millionaires in Britain. Since January the amount...

17 December 2015

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Quarter of property buyers fall in love with a property at first sight

It has been revealed that Britain’s property buyers are a decisive bunch, with 61% of homeowners buying the first house that...

08 December 2015

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UK homeowners have saved £1.9bn since stamp duty changes

UK homebuyers have collectively saved £1.9bn since the stamp duty reform in December 2014, according to My Home Move. This equates to...

03 December 2015

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Wine coolers top kitchen must-haves

Kitchen designers and property developers have revealed that almost half of their customers have requested wine coolers in the last year. Wine...

13 November 2015

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Homes “turnover” most frequently in the South East

Analysis by conveyancing firm My Home Move has revealed that homes in the South East, South West and London change hands...

13 November 2015

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UK homeowners unaware of implications of an interest rate rise

Almost 40% of British homeowners are unaware of what a 0.5% increase in interest rate rises could mean for their monthly...

10 November 2015

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Rates for fixed-rate mortgages drop again

Comparison site MoneySuperMarket.com has advised homeowners to consider fixing their mortgage now while providers are slashing rates. MoneySuperMarket analysed average fixed term mortgage...

10 November 2015

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Households confident house prices will keep on rising

The vast majority of UK households believe house prices in their area will rise in the next six months, according to...

27 October 2015

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Average pensioner earns an additional £1,200 a month in property wealth

Retired homeowners have seen their property wealth grow by nearly £17.5 billion in the past three months, with the average pensioner...

02 October 2015

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Property wealth of the over-65s soars

Research conducted by financial consultancy Key Retirement has revealed that UK pensioners have earned average returns of £3,725 over the past...

02 October 2015

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Lack of savings and life insurance for renters

Renters are leaving themselves financially vulnerable by not having adequate savings, according to the findings from Aviva’s Family Finances Report. This report...

24 September 2015

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Younger generation keen to join the 'buy-to-let party'

Almost half of 18-39 year-olds believe that purchasing a buy-to-let property is the best investment opportunity available at the moment, according...

21 August 2015

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Is the market too hot to buy good value buy-to-let?

There’s an argument that the property market in the UK right now is too buoyant for many investors to make money...

28 July 2015

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Survey reveals top 10 property wishes

The UK’s top 10 property wishes have been revealed by Strutt & Parker’s latest Housing Futures survey. Polling 2,000 adults from...

24 April 2015

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