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13 Nov

Buyers poised to swoop as house prices stay flat

Flat house prices this autumn are the best possible news for buyers keen to secure a good deal. The Halifax’s monthly house price index showed that prices are only 0.9 percent higher than a year ago. But, crucially, prices fell month on month, a visible sign of the uncertainty in the UK property market. Autumn […]

21 Aug

Summer property surge as buyers outmanoeuvre Brexit

Property sales in the UK are bucking the usual quiet summer trend as home buyers bed in before Brexit. The latest monthly house price index from Rightmove shows sales this month are the highest in any August since 2015. Agreed sales are up by 6.1 percent year-on-year in the month to August, says Rightmove, which […]

4 Jul

FTBs need average £54k to buy

First-time buyers in the UK need to earn an average £54,000 to become a homeowner, according to new data. Zoopla’s Cities House Price Index examines 20 UK cities to measure prices and affordability. In 2016, a first-time buyer needed an average income of £49,900 to buy, and Zoopla says the 9 percent rise in income […]