Monthly approvals for house purchases averaged 70,000 in the final quarter of 2013 making it the strongest rate for six years, the Council of Mortgage Lenders has revealed.
Damp stains and poor maintenance have topped the list of house-hunters' biggest turn-offs, a new study has revealed.
UK house prices increased by 5.5% in the year to December 2013, taking the average house price to £250,000.
House prices have crept up again following a small fall in December, rising by 1.1% in January, the latest Halifax house price index has shown.
Local authorities have been handed more than £2bn to deliver new homes and bring abandoned properties back into use following a new £900m allocation.
House prices rose at their slowest rate for six months in January, but were propped up by the biggest gap between supply and demand since 2009, a study shows.
First-time buyers should start preparing for a rise in the Bank of England Base Rate as UK property prices start to approach the 2007 peak, Nationwide has warned.
First-time buyers are shelling out less to purchase a home as deposits fell by 3.6% in a year to £26,533 by December, research from LSL Property Services has shown.
Buyers under the age of 40 are ill-prepared for the process of taking out a mortgage, research by Experian has found.
If you're still confused about the Government's Help to Buy scheme, this video from Zoopla provides the full lowdown.
Barclays is set to become the next lender to launch Help to Buy mortgage guarantee products as it unveiled plans to launch next week.
15.5 million people decide on the property they will buy or rent to live in within less than half an hour.
Confused borrowers could be missing out on low-deposit Help to Buy due to a lack of consumer understanding, a new report has warned.
TSB has offered to pay 1% stamp duty for homebuyers purchasing properties costing between £125,001 and £250,000.
Tens of thousands more first-time buyers will be liable to pay Stamp Duty in 2014 as property values increase.
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