Buying Process


London house prices up a fifth in 12 months

House prices in London have risen by almost 20 per cent in the last year, figures released by the Office for National Statistics have shown.

Mortgages | 16 Sep 2014

Britons want more homes but Not In My Back Yard

Just under half of Britons who were asked about their feelings towards the building of large scale housing programmes said they would oppose plans in their immediate neighbourhood.

Mortgages | 16 Sep 2014

Autumn asking prices up 0.9%

The autumn property market has leapt back into life after the summer lull with a 0.9 per cent monthly increase in asking prices in September.

Mortgages | 15 Sep 2014

London house prices zoom ahead

House price growth in London continues to outpace the rest of the country, with the price gap now the biggest in almost two decades.

Mortgages | 12 Sep 2014

Income multiple cap must be lifted, says trade body

First-time buyers will suffer if smaller lenders are not given greater freedom to lend above four-and-a-half times borrowers' income, warned the Building Societies Association (BSA).

Mortgages | 01 Sep 2014
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East London property values rocket 800%

The total value of East London property has grown by more than 800 per cent since 1987, outrunning any other area in the capital, including the upmarket West End borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

Mortgages | 29 Aug 2014

Is superstition why your house won't sell?

Two thirds of Brits could be put off buying a particular home by a bad vibe, whether that was proximity to a crime scene or just an odd feeling about the owners.

Mortgages | 27 Aug 2014

Top state schools add 8% premium to house prices

Parents are paying £21,000 more to buy a home near a top state school in England where prices have now reached an average of £268,000.

Mortgages | 26 Aug 2014

Cost gap between buying and renting widens

First time buyers spend an average of £110 per month – and about £1,300 per year – less than their renting counterparts.

Mortgages | 23 Aug 2014

Edinburgh least affordable British city for next-time buyers

The average price difference between a flat and a first house is 125 per cent in Edinburgh, making it one of the hardest places to scale the property ladder in the UK.

Mortgages | 21 Aug 2014

How to get a mortgage if you’re self-employed

Millions of Brits are now working for themselves, but the freedom of being your own boss could be a roadblock when it comes to securing a mortgage.

Mortgages | 21 Aug 2014

July asking prices fall but Rightmove remains upbeat

The price of property coming onto the market has taken its first dip this year, falling by 0.8 per cent in July according to the Right Move House Price Index.

Mortgages | 18 Aug 2014
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Top tips: How to get a mortgage post-MMR

Just half of aspiring homeowners are aware of Mortgage Market Review (MMR), according to TSB, but the new affordability rules could impact their ability to secure a mortgage.

Mortgages | 16 Aug 2014
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Proximity to Premier League grounds boosts house prices

Average house prices close to Premier League grounds have increased 129 per cent over the last decade, more than double the country-wide average of 55 per cent.

Mortgages | 14 Aug 2014

Housing market takes a breather

Demand from UK property buyers hit a plateau in July, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Mortgages | 14 Aug 2014

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