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).
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.
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.
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.
First time buyers spend an average of £110 per month – and about £1,300 per year – less than their renting counterparts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Demand from UK property buyers hit a plateau in July, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Property hunters have a better chance of getting their hands on the home they want as the market shifts in favour of the buyer, a national estate agent has claimed.
Pressured home-buyers spend just half an hour inspecting a property before putting in an offer, leading to high repair bills for unnoticed faults.
House sales across England and Wales rose by 10% in July to 90,000 as the market recovered from April's regulatory changes laid out in the Mortgage Market Review (MMR).
Homeowners looking forward to a new home by Christmas should put their property on the market by 28 September if they want to accept an offer in time.
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