House prices

London house prices: record £80m mortgage taken out on flat
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London house prices: record £80m mortgage taken out on flat

Billionaire Nick Candy secures huge loan to refinance £160m Knightsbridge apartment
10 Oct 2018
London house prices: how much do first-time buyers need?
London houses
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London house prices: how much do first-time buyers need?

New figures show that Millennials have to find 13 times their annual salary to buy home in capital
26 Jul 2018
UK tenants to get minimum three-year contracts
A row of houses to rent in Birmingham
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UK tenants to get minimum three-year contracts

Government plans would give renters more security, but Labour claims they do not go far enough
2 Jul 2018
New house-building slows by 8% despite government target
Construction
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New house-building slows by 8% despite government target

Public demand for new-build homes seems to be in decline
29 Jun 2018
Give millennials £10,000 each, says think tank
Young person
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Give millennials £10,000 each, says think tank

Resolution Foundation argues payment would tackle generation gap by redistributing wealth to young
8 May 2018
Crackdown on rogue estate agents launched
House prices
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Crackdown on rogue estate agents launched

Government measures will also attempt to tackle the controversial practice of gazumping
9 Apr 2018
Will buy-to-let crackdown actually harm renters?
Half of all landlords are planning to raise rents this year
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Will buy-to-let crackdown actually harm renters?

Many landlords plan to sell up when tough new legislation takes effect, but who gains?
12 Jan 2018
Budget 2017: stamp duty tax cut will ‘drive up prices’
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Budget 2017: stamp duty tax cut will ‘drive up prices’

Budget watchdog says Chancellor's plan to help first-time buyers will mainly benefit existing homeowners
23 Nov 2017
New Zealand bans foreign home buyers
Foreign buyers have sent house prices soaring housing in Wellington
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New Zealand bans foreign home buyers

New prime minister introduces radical housing policy in bid to cool soaring prices
26 Oct 2017
Millwall stadium battle: Why it matters for other clubs
Millwall
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Millwall stadium battle: Why it matters for other clubs

Lewisham Council's redevelopment plans have put the club's future at the New Den under threat
11 Jan 2017
Tube map shows average house prices across London
Tube House Prices
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Tube map shows average house prices across London

You'll need a cool £1m for most homes in the centre while bargain hunters should head east
3 Feb 2016
Buy-to-let: booming, or set to bust?
House To Let
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Buy-to-let: booming, or set to bust?

Tax changes that will reduce margins do not appear to be deterring retiree investors
26 Aug 2015
Mortgage cashback: when 'free' money can be costly
House prices
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Mortgage cashback: when 'free' money can be costly

House buyers can choose from a range of great mortgage offers – but some are not what they seem
23 Jul 2015
Persimmon bolstered by housing demand
Persimmon Homes
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Persimmon bolstered by housing demand

Rising house prices a double-edged sword as margin pressures mount on Persimmon Homes
30 Jun 2015
Mortgage tricks to avoid – and what to do instead
2.3m householders will struggle with mortgage repayments
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Mortgage tricks to avoid – and what to do instead

New rules have made mortgages harder to come by, but trying to trick the banks could backfire
29 Apr 2015
London 'Endies' struggle to make ends meet
Camden, London
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London 'Endies' struggle to make ends meet

The capital is failing people on lower-middle incomes, a London think tank says
15 Sep 2014
London housing market 'in reverse', say experts
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London housing market 'in reverse', say experts

Demand for houses in London has fallen more sharply than elsewhere in the UK
14 Aug 2014
HOUSE PRICES: Hot Property is damp, draughty TV
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HOUSE PRICES: Hot Property is damp, draughty TV

Sandy Toksvig-narrated programme fails to ask why housing has never been so unaffordable
27 Jun 2014
Mark Carney steps in to cool house prices
Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England
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Mark Carney steps in to cool house prices

Bank of England governor Mark Carney announces caps on high-risk mortgage lending
26 Jun 2014
House prices: Bank of England faces a delicate balancing act
House prices
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House prices: Bank of England faces a delicate balancing act

What should the BoE do to quell an incipient bubble, without harming the wider recovery?
16 May 2014
New mortgage rules require 'lifestyle quiz' for borrowers
2.3m householders will struggle with mortgage repayments
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New mortgage rules require 'lifestyle quiz' for borrowers

New rules mean you may be asked how much you spend on a haircut before you can get a mortgage
25 Apr 2014
Half a million UK homes still in negative equity
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Half a million UK homes still in negative equity

Problem is worst across Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England, where prices are still depressed
1 Mar 2014
Paxman calls baby boomers 'most selfish generation'
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Paxman calls baby boomers 'most selfish generation'

Broadcaster lashes out as study claims young will be 25 per cent worse off than their parents
31 Oct 2011
Three suggestions to solve the housing shortage
new houses
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Three suggestions to solve the housing shortage

The MoD is sitting on redundant military bases ripe for house building
6 Sep 2011
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