House prices

London house prices hit £497,948 average as UK nears record high
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London house prices hit £497,948 average as UK nears record high

Capital is most expensive region but also has the lowest price growth
14 Jul 2021
Most expensive towns in England outside of London
Virginia Water, Surrey
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Most expensive towns in England outside of London

Virginia Water in Surrey tops the Zoopla rich list of highest value towns
14 Jul 2021
Will Rishi Sunak extend the stamp duty holiday?
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Will Rishi Sunak extend the stamp duty holiday?

Reports suggest that the chancellor is considering a six-week addition to the tax break
17 Feb 2021
UK house prices: growth forecast to slow in 2021
Property for sale signs in London, England
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UK house prices: growth forecast to slow in 2021

Zoopla forecasts that only 50% of sales will complete before end of stamp duty holiday
25 Nov 2020
House prices fall as sellers race to beat tax break deadline
Property for sale signs in London, England
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House prices fall as sellers race to beat tax break deadline

Dip comes amid surge in properties being sold at Homes Under the Hammer-style auctions
16 Nov 2020
UK home sales: demand from movers to outpace first-time buys
A potential home buyer looks at properties displayed in an estate agent window
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UK home sales: demand from movers to outpace first-time buys

Researchers predict that existing homeowners will retake lead in driving property market in 2021
28 Sep 2020
Three- and four-bedroom houses selling at record prices
Rightmove September 2020 House Price Index
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Three- and four-bedroom houses selling at record prices

Buyers seeking ‘second-stepper homes’ push average asking price to more than £290,000
21 Sep 2020

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Is now a good time to buy or sell homes?
Property for sale
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Is now a good time to buy or sell homes?

Property prices have fallen for four consecutive months amid widespread uncertainty
16 Jul 2020
How to buy a private island for the price of a London flat
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How to buy a private island for the price of a London flat

Agents say enquiries from would-be island owners have tripled during Covid pandemic
16 Jul 2020
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Instant Opinion: ‘the global Covid-19 crisis isn’t over’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 30 June
30 Jun 2020
How much will your home be worth after coronavirus?
House prices
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How much will your home be worth after coronavirus?

Number of new mortgages lowest since records began
29 Jun 2020
Nationwide triples minimum deposit for UK first-time buyers
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Nationwide triples minimum deposit for UK first-time buyers

Average minimum deposit rises by more than £20,000
18 Jun 2020
Housing market bounces back with 137% increase in sales
UK housing market
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Housing market bounces back with 137% increase in sales

Experts warn that backlog after lockdown freeze may be causing ‘temporary jump’
10 Jun 2020
Housing market reopens - but what will happen to prices?
UK housing market
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Housing market reopens - but what will happen to prices?

Buyers get green light to view properties as estate agents return to work
13 May 2020
Property sales down 70% since coronavirus lockdown
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Property sales down 70% since coronavirus lockdown

Government guidelines urge people not to move house during the pandemic
8 Apr 2020
How coronavirus pandemic broke the UK property market
London houses
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How coronavirus pandemic broke the UK property market

Treasury braced to take major hit as house prices tumble and sales dry up
2 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: government suspends housing market
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Coronavirus: government suspends housing market

Estate agents bracing themselves for crash as ministers ‘hit pause button’
27 Mar 2020
‘Housing boom’ prompts £2,500 jump in asking prices
Housing; property; estate agents
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‘Housing boom’ prompts £2,500 jump in asking prices

Amid fresh optimism analysts warn Brexit negotiations could reverse trend
18 Feb 2020
House price predictions: best time to buy or sell in 2020
House prices
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House price predictions: best time to buy or sell in 2020

Brexit still creating uncertainty but prices set for a Boris-induced spring boost
17 Feb 2020
London house prices: 2.5% rise for 2020, 1% fall in 2021
London houses
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London house prices: 2.5% rise for 2020, 1% fall in 2021

6 Feb 2020
Most expensive and cheapest areas to buy property in the UK
Houses for sale
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Most expensive and cheapest areas to buy property in the UK

Greater London still most costly region as property values fall in Scotland and Wales
4 Feb 2020
Mortgage approvals leap to the highest level for five years
London houses
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Mortgage approvals leap to the highest level for five years

December's healthy figures couldn't stop an overall fall for 2019
28 Jan 2020
House prices rise – is this a ‘Boris bounce’?
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House prices rise – is this a ‘Boris bounce’?

Rightmove says there has been a record rise in UK prices
20 Jan 2020
‘Boris bounce’ lifting UK house sales
Houses for sale
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‘Boris bounce’ lifting UK house sales

Savills says ‘clear outcome’ of election boosted property sales
14 Jan 2020
House price growth picks up despite political uncertainty
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House price growth picks up despite political uncertainty

Biggest monthly rise for 16 months but annual growth remains below 1%
29 Nov 2019
Political uncertainty blamed as UK house prices fall
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Political uncertainty blamed as UK house prices fall

Average house price fell by £3,900 in November – a 1% decline
19 Nov 2019
How will Brexit affect UK property prices?
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How will Brexit affect UK property prices?

Despite rises in earnings and employment, uncertainty continues to weigh on the market
31 Oct 2019
London house prices: 2.5% rise for 2020, 1% fall in 2021
London houses
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London house prices: 2.5% rise for 2020, 1% fall in 2021

4 Sep 2019
Falling house prices linked to Brexit deadline
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Falling house prices linked to Brexit deadline

Buyers rushing to complete deals before 31 October, say analysts
20 Aug 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘Collapse of home ownership affects us all’
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Instant Opinion: ‘Collapse of home ownership affects us all’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 8 August
8 Aug 2019
Why are so many young adults living with their parents?
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In Brief

Why are so many young adults living with their parents?

A million more 20 to 34-year-olds are staying at home longer
8 Aug 2019
UK house prices: areas with the biggest rises and falls
Barry, Wales
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UK house prices: areas with the biggest rises and falls

Home of BBC sitcom Gavin and Stacey has seen largest hikes in property values over past year
13 Mar 2019
Why houses are taking longer to sell
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In Brief

Why houses are taking longer to sell

Average UK property now sits on market for more than three months
16 Nov 2018
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