A fresh burst of optimism from home sellers has pushed the average asking price of properties coming onto the market to less than £100 away from a new record high. Despite the dampening effect of continuing political uncertainty, the average asking price of a home in the UK stands at £309,348 – just £91 below […]
It’s become almost default common sense to take out a five-year fixed rate mortgage these days. The rates are almost as low as two-year fixes: the average two-year deal has fallen 0.03 percentage points from January to 2.49 per cent this month, while the average five-year has dropped 0.09 percentage points to 2.85 per cent […]
Many of us have seen property auction television shows in which buyers battle for a home under the watchful eye of an auctioneer poised with a gavel. But when I enter an office building in central London after being promised a live property auction, there is not a buyer – or gavel – in sight. […]
A government oversight could potentially be pushing hundreds of Help to Buy homeowners into arrears on their debt without them realising. A flawed system for collecting repayments on their interest-free loans has left early home buyers facing the prospect of unwittingly being behind on payments. It’s now been six years since the flagship scheme was […]
The South East suffered the worst slowdown in property prices in the last three months as London’s chill ripples out into the commuter belt, new findings show. Lower sales and prices in the capital are now affecting the surrounding area, but while values in the South East are in the doldrums, London’s housing market is […]
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