Mortgage lending up by a third, but new rules could put brakes on flying market

Mortgage lending in the first three months of this year was up by more than a third compared to the same period in 2013, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Buying Process | 17 Apr 2014

BLOG: Why home sellers shouldn't always pick the highest bidder

Estate agent Russell Bennett explains why the strongest offer isn't always the highest one.

Buying Process | 16 Apr 2014
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Clock ticking on France's tax discount for second homeowners

Britons looking to sell a second home in France are being urged to ramp up their efforts to find a buyer, in order to benefit from a reduction in capital gains tax (CGT) that comes to an end in August.

Investments | 16 Apr 2014

How the new mortgage lending rules affect you

New mortgage lending rule come into force at the end of April. Find out how they will affect existing and potential homeowners.

Mortgages | 16 Apr 2014

House prices up 9.1% in a year - ONS

UK house prices increased by 9.1 per cent in the year to February 2014, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Buy to Let | 15 Apr 2014

Property asking prices in south at all-time high

Asking prices in all southern regions reached record levels in April, according to property website Rightmove.

Buy to Let | 14 Apr 2014

Britons feel positive about selling their homes

More than half of Britons believe the next 12 months will be a good time to sell their homes, according to the latest Halifax Housing Market Confidence tracker.

Buying Process | 12 Apr 2014

Why pension reform will not spark a buy-to-let bubble

Radical pension reforms have sparked talk of a buy-to-let bubble. But property expert Giles Beswick says we are unlikely to see a flood of retirees heading to their local estate agencies.

Buy to Let | 11 Apr 2014

Product launches of the week

Post Office announces Help to Buy rates; Ovo launches energy tariff under £1,000 a year; The Co-operative offers free mini-breaks to new pet insurance customers.

Savings | 11 Apr 2014
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High cost of homeownership drives consumers to rent

Almost 80 per cent of consumers rent because barriers to saving and the eventual cost of the mortgage are just too high, according to research.

First Time Buyer | 11 Apr 2014

Your Money Awards 2014 open for entries

It's that time of year when we invite your organisation to submit entries for judgement in the Your Money Awards.

Investments | 11 Apr 2014
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UK homeowners celebrate 'mortgage freedom day'

Today marks 'mortgage freedom day', the day typical homeowners will have earned enough to pay off the annual cost of their mortgage, according to data from Halifax.

Mortgages | 10 Apr 2014

New homes 'desperately needed' to stem rising prices

The UK desperately needs to build new homes to stem the surge in house prices, an industry body has warned.

First Time Buyer | 10 Apr 2014

BLOG: Why amateur property investors shouldn’t go it (totally) alone

Roly Weaver started investing in UK property in 2002. By 2008, the income from his property portfolio exceeded his salary. In a message to novice investors, he reveals the benefits of building a support system of experts.

Buy to Let | 09 Apr 2014
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Empty homes in England reach 10-year low

The number of empty properties in England has fallen to a 10-year low, according to government figures.

Mortgages | 08 Apr 2014

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