UK House prices: the star buys since 2008 and the areas you should have avoided

We are in a unique housing market: never before has the acceleration of house prices at the top of the scale left so many so far behind. Prices in Hackney, east London, for example, have increased by a staggering 939 per cent between 1995 and 2015. Compare that to Blackpool, where that number is 100 per cent. … Read more

Number of houses coming on market smallest in nearly six years

Lack of homes for sale in April drove up prices as surveyors warn that the government must encourage building of new The number of homes coming on to the market fell to its lowest level in almost six years in April, driving up prices across the UK, surveyors said on Thursday. The affordability and availability … Read more

Mortgage approvals hit six-month high as house prices ‘set to rally’

Falling mortgage rates, cuts in stamp duty for most movers and stronger pay growth could drive house prices 5pc higher this year, according to analysts The number of mortgages issued in February jumped to the highest monthly level in half a year as buyers took advantage of falling prices after Christmas. Lenders approved 61,760 mortgages … Read more