Land and house prices push UK’s total worth up to £10 trillion


Land and house prices push UK’s total worth up to £10 trillion

Surging land and house prices added almost half a trillion pounds to the country’s net worth last year, official figures have revealed... read more

Published 31st August 2018

Help to Buy scheme is being ‘used by property owners to trade up’


Help to Buy scheme is being ‘used by property owners to trade up’

More than 32,000 buyers have used the Help to Buy scheme to move up the housing ladder, new research has suggested.The Government has said that 170,000 new-build homes have been bought with Help to Buy since the scheme was introduced... read more

Published 29th August 2018

Scrapping stamp duty for pensioners would free up millions of homes for growing families, survey finds


Scrapping stamp duty for pensioners would free up millions of homes for growing families, survey finds

Scrapping stamp duty for old people would see nearly three million pensioners downsizing and freeing up large homes for younger families, a survey has found... read more

Published 28th August 2018

One in six baby boomers owns a second home


One in six baby boomers owns a second home

A record one in six baby boomers now owns a second home, according to analysis by a think tank... read more

Published 24th August 2018

Older home owners want to downsize – but they’ve become Generation Stuck


Older home owners want to downsize – but they’ve become Generation Stuck

Older home owners have been labelled as ‘Generation Stuck’.Retirement homes builder McCarthy & Stone says that over-65s hold the key to solving the housing crisis which has turned younger people into Generation Rent... read more

Published 15th August 2018

Arrears and repossessions fall to an all-time low, say lenders


Arrears and repossessions fall to an all-time low, say lenders

Arrears and repossessions are at an all-time low since the data began to be collected 24 years ago... read more

Published 10th August 2018

Average house prices jump to new record – even though they’re £80,000 less than asking values


Average house prices jump to new record – even though they’re £80,000 less than asking values

Average house prices rose to a record £230,280 in July, says Halifax.This was up 1.4% on the month, and 3.3% year on year.The data is based on Halifax mortgage approvals and is seasonally adjusted... read more

Published 8th August 2018

Rate rise likely to have minimal impact on housing market, say agents


Rate rise likely to have minimal impact on housing market, say agents

 Yesterday’s rate rise should have little effect on the property market or buyers’ intentions, according to most – although not all – agents... read more

Published 7th August 2018