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KEYWORD "House Prices" - 100 RESULTS
Capital Appreciation Worries down to interest rates, says analyst

A leading business analyst is firmly blaming interest rates for the see-saw in house prices seen in recent indices. The latest, from...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Good time for landlords to buy, insists investment expert

The latest Halifax house price index results, which show mixed fortunes for the housing market, should be seen as a spur...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

House Prices Down and Up, in mixed data from the Halifax

UK house prices grew in March on a quarterly basis, by 2.0%, with annual growth slowing to 0.3%, from 1.6% in...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing market ‘shows signs of momentum’ despite high interest rates

UK house prices fell by 0.2% in March. Nevertheless, the annual rate of house price growth edged higher to 1.6% in...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents soar by almost half since 2014 - deposit service’s latest claim

A deposit alternative service claims rents have risen an average 46% in the last decade. Zero Deposit claims it’s analysed rental market...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Renting set to boom as buying is even less affordable

The average house prices in England was £290,000 last year, some 8.3 times average annual earnings. This was actually down from 8.5...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Property values still thousands below peak despite good start to 2024

The average price of property coming to the market for sale rises by 1.5% (+£5,279) this month to £368,118, as the...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Long term Renting risks ruining our retirement resilience

Renting affects the resilience of all age groups.  Only one fifth of Millennial/Gen Z households who rent are on track for a...

16 March 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Rents rise in most areas as landlords quit lettings sector

A new market snapshot from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors shows tenant demand rising but at a rather more modest...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tory slams Gove’s “wretched restrictions” on Section 21 and short lets

A Tory has slammed the proposed clampdown on short lets proposed by Housing Secretary Michael Gove - and he calls them...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords make huge contribution to local economies - new figures

New research from specialist lender Aldermore reveals the financial boost landlords provide to local economies.  Nearly eight out of ten landlords opt...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Capital Appreciation boost as prices nearly back to 2022 peak

UK house prices rose for the fifth consecutive month in February, up by 0.4 per cent or £1,091 in cash terms,...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

House Price Boost could just be momentum … or it could be better news

The latest index, from the Halifax, shows house prices rose 0.4 per cent in February – the fifth consecutive monthly increase....

09 March 2024

From: The Big Issues

Jeremy Hunt slashes the values of holiday homes

A legal firm says Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has effectively slashed the value of holiday homes which are sold from April 2025...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Budget Silver Lining - house prices to fall less than expected

One piece of good news to come out of the small print documents accompanying the Budget concerns capital appreciation. The Office for...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Another council jumps on the selective licensing bandwagon

Yet another council is consulting on whether to continue a selective licensing scheme. The scheme applies to several areas of Burnley and...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent urges price-sensitivity despite strong housing market data

UK house prices rose by 0.7 per cent in February, says the Nationwide, after taking account of seasonal effects.  This resulted in...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Three-tier housing market now operating - Zoopla

Zoopla’s latest market snapshot, used as a guide to capital appreciation by some landlords, says there’s now a three-tier housing market...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers fail to take hundreds of millions in cash help

An analysis of government data suggests that potential first time buyers have failed to take advantage of literally hundreds of millions...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

What’s your view on tenants getting 99% mortgages?

Rental sector and property industry views are split over the controversial idea of allowing first time buyers to put down a...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Unmortgageable Properties have attractive discounts for investors

A property finance consultancy claims that unmortgageable properties can be snapped up with a discount of 27 per cent. Apex Bridging says...

24 February 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Worries grow over dramatic slump in older buy to let landlords

New figures from lenders trade body UK Finance show a massive fall in buy to let loans for those aged 55...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

The Rich Embrace Renting Over Selling

Deciding on a residence in the bustling city of London is no small feat, especially when faced with the dichotomy of...

17 February 2024

From: Agent Advice

Big Housing Market Boost from two new snapshots

Landlords seeking capital appreciation will be encouraged from two new housing market surveys - one showing a surprise rise in house...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Improved EPC will boost property’s sale value - new figures

A comparison website claims that an improved rating for an Energy Performance Certificate now improves a property’s value. This is driven by...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Capital Appreciation boost for landlords as house prices up again

UK house prices rose by 0.7 per cent in January, resulting in an improvement in the annual rate of house prices...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Worst house price falls for 15 years reported by lender

The average price of a home in Wales fell to £234,086 at the end 2023 following continued economic and financial pressures,...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Did most landlords actually expand their portfolios in 2023?

A majority of Buy to Let landlords have been focused on growing property portfolios in the last 12 months, and not...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Long term capital appreciation dips for most recent sellers

The average home in England and Wales bought within the last 20 years and sold in 2023 achieved £102,650 or 48...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Red Sea inflation fears put the brakes on rate cut fever

A prominent analyst says the threat of rising inflation caused by the Red Sea shipping attacks - on top of this...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Capital appreciation rising according to another house price index

Another house price index has indicated a gentle rise in capital appreciation coming through at the end of 2023. Richard Sexton, director...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Building Society warns it may stop lending on holiday lets

A building society says it is considering ending its policy of lending to buyers of holiday lets. Martese Carton, the director of...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Activist slams bank boss for telling buyers to save for deposits

The chief executive of Generation Rent has slammed the chair of the NatWest Bank for comments over first time buyers. At the...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Analyst warns house price boost “like a dodgy prawn at a buffet”

Analysts have warned landlords and others interested in the housing market from celebrating too much following the latest Halifax index figures. The...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Crisis? What Crisis? House prices actually WENT UP in 2023

The latest Halifax house price index shows average house prices rose by 1.1 per cent in December, the third monthly rise...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

What Should We Expect from the Budget on March 6?

The Treasury has announced March 6 as the date for the Spring Budget and Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has commissioned the Office...

06 January 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Massive Slump in buy to let lending - mortgage figures

UK Finance has published its housing and mortgage market forecasts for 2024 and 2025 together with projections for 2023 full year numbers. Key figures for 2023 -...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Warning - House Values could dip once again in 2024

There’s no prospect of a rapid recovery for the housing market in 2024 despite some green shoots appearing. The warning comes from...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Negative Capital Appreciation for landlords in 2023 - final figures

UK house prices ended 2023 down 1.8 per cent compared with December 2022, leaving them almost 4.5 per cent below the...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Inflation Drop’s Big Question - will interest rates fall sooner, not later?

Consumer Price Inflation in November was 3.9 per cent - significantly lower than the 4.4 per cent expected by many analysts. It’s...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Soft landing in 2024 but no full-scale recovery - Nationwide

The Nationwide says 2023 has seen a surprisingly-resilient housing market but there will be no full scale recovery in 2024 -...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords still upbeat despite challenges (apparently)

Two-thirds of private landlords in the UK are optimistic about how their property investments will perform in the coming years -...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices will fall further next year warns the Halifax

House prices may fall by up to four per cent in 2024 the Halifax is warning. Its Outlook for 2024 report says...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings market still strong while sales sentiment is ‘less negative’ - RICS

The latest RICS Residential Survey, out today, points to an improved outlook for the housing market, with the more optimistic sentiment...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax - Eight Reasons You Could Pay More in 2024

After the Autumn Statement unveiled a major tax cut for January, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ll pay less tax in...

09 December 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Capital Appreciation Boost from latest house price index

UK house prices rose for the second month in a row in November, boosted by a shortage of properties, says the...

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Slap taxes on short lets and holiday homes, urges countryside charity

A countryside body is blaming the government’s failure to provide affordable housing and the rise in short lets for a homelessness...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Good news at last as major index heralds ‘housing market recovery’

UK house prices rose an average of 0.2 per cent month on month in November - prompting the Nationwide to call...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Time for Investors to Buy? Discounts rise to £18,000

House prices fell 1.2 per cent in the past year, according to a new Zoopla report out today, with average discounts...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Official figures show house prices to suffer significant fall next year

The Office for Budget Responsibility - a Treasury department operating independently from the government - released its central forecast for the...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

House price drop of up to 10% next year - but NO market crash

A panel of experts forecast house prices will fall as much as 10 per cent by Autumn 2024. Financial website Finder brought...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Top agency warns of more house price falls on 2024

Savills is warning that the average UK house price is projected to fall by a further 3.0 per cent in 2024...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord Warning: Capital Appreciation on hold until 2025 - the Halifax

Average house prices rose by 1.1 per cent in October, compared to a fall of 0.3 per cent in September says...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Most landlords downbeat as buy to let becomes ever-less profitable

A new survey suggests that over three fifths of landlords say private renting is becoming less attractive as an investment option. The...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Surprise rise in house prices does NOT mean a recovery

October saw a surprise 0.9 per cent rise in UK house prices according to the Nationwide, after taking account of seasonal...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital Appreciation to slam into reverse again in 2024 - forecast

Zoopla is warning that there will be further house price falls in 2024 on top of the 4.5 per cent drop...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Upbeat market assessment again from specialist buy to let lender

Specialist lender Landbay has issued another upbeat assessment of the buy to jet sector, bucking the trend of most market reports. It...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

For those looking to take the leap into holiday letting, finding the right property is not only the first step, but...

21 October 2023

From: Agent Advice

Capital Appreciation Shock as another index points to sliding house prices

Average house prices are now falling 2.9 per cent annually in England and Wales according to the monthly e.surv index. Yorkshire and...

17 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Market “more resilient than expected” despite new fall

The UK housing market is remaining “more resilient than expected” despite the latest price index showing another small fall. The Halifax say...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Growing optimism for prime property markets under Labour

Middleton Advisors commissions ongoing research to investigate key trends and structural changes in prime UK housing markets.  Our latest research considers the...

07 October 2023

From: The Big Issues

England has some of the worst housing in the developed world

A new analysis suggests homes in England are less affordable and in worse conditions than in most other developed nations. The Home...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Top 10 Areas With Greatest Buy To Let Yields

A new study has revealed the top 10 UK areas with the greatest rental yield making them ideal for a buy-to-let. Confused.com...

30 September 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Discounts Grow for Landlords Expanding Portfolios - Zoopla

The housing market remains a buyers’ market, with 80 per cent more homes for sale than in September 2021 according to...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let sell off leads to record number of auction deals

The classic “landlord favourite” for buying and selling - the auction house - appears to be bucking the downward trend in...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Opportunity Knocks for Landlords? House price falls are coming

A prominent analyst says her reading of the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors market snapshot makes her believe more house...

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Anti-landlord policy will slash house values by 5% admits council

A local authority is reported to have said that a controversial new policy will reduce house values by five per cent. Gwynedd...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Another house price drop with worse to come say some analysts

House prices fell 1.9 per cent in August and are down 4.6 per cent over the year, according to Halifax.  It’s the...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital Appreciation - new blow as Nationwide reveals growing slump

August saw a further softening in house prices which are now 5.3 per cent down on a year ago. The Nationwide says...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords lose £4,000 per property in a year - new research

Yearly returns on the average buy-to-let property in the UK were over £4000 lower in June 2023, compared to the same...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s Grim Down South - capital appreciation tumbles in the south

New data from Zoopla this morning makes grim reading for landlords, especially those reliant on capital appreciation and with investment properties...

31 August 2023

From: Breaking News

London renters gifted cash by family members to buy property

Over two-thirds of all new homeowners in London received family support to purchase their homes.  ‘Bank of Family’ recipients in London received...

31 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Is Ireland A Good Bet For UK Investors?

Making an investment in a country with a different currency introduces exchange rate risk. Ideally, a UK investor would buy the...

26 August 2023

From: Agent Advice

Are landlord families at risk of overpaying Inheritance Tax?

A wealth management organisation has raised the spectre that some families may end up overpaying inheritance tax. And with property wealth being...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

How Have Yields Changed For Landlords? An agent’s view

By Richard O’Neill, managing director, lettings at Romans Estate Agents As a landlord, your property’s yield is an important figure. It indicates...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords with property assets held in a company could be taking advantage of the current dip in house prices to...

19 August 2023

From: Tax & Finance

 Landlords selling up have left it too late for maximum gains

Investors selling a buy to let so far in 2023 made gains which were 10.1 per cent lower than those who...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Anti-lets council policy will slash property values, says top agent

A leading agent in an area set to be hit by draconian planning restrictions on holiday lets is warning that the...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Surge in tenants wanting to buy properties off landlords

A finance house says it’s seeing an increase in tenants offering to buy their properties off their landlords. James Briggs, head of...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices fall at sharpest rate for 14 years

House prices have fallen an average of 3.8 per cent across the UK in the past year according to the Nationwide. This...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital Appreciation to dip for next two years - warning

The latest market snapshot from Zoopla suggests landlords’ capital appreciation over the second half of this year depends almost entirely on...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Investment and How the Investor Demographic has Evolved

Property investment dates back centuries – millennia, even. As a fundamental necessity for post-nomadic humanity, residential and commercial real estate have...

29 July 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Best yields identified for potential buy to let investments

A property investment platform has analysed rental yields to see the best returning areas for buy to let investors. Sourced Franchise analysed...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Shocking new figures offer one reason why rental sector is so strong

New housing affordability figures provide one underlying reason why many potential buyers cannot make the move and instead rely increasingly on...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent rise at seven-year high according to official figures

Rents in the private sector of England and Wales increased by 5.1 per cent in the year to June — the...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices to drop another 5% by Christmas - warning

Spiralling interest rates, soaring inflation and rocketing mortgages have created a “perfect storm” which will result in another five per cent...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

House Prices plunge 31%? At least the banks would survive…

Details have emerged of an extraordinary ‘stress test’ created by the Bank of England and tested on eight major banks to...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnbs and Short Lets to be probed by new housing commission

A team of experts will look into the impact ofd Airbnbs and other short lets in a part of the UK...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Even wealthy holiday let landlords are quitting - agency claim

The founder of a luxury holiday lets firm in one of the UK’s tourist hotspots says even wealthy landlords are now...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital appreciation worries after shock annual house price fall

The average UK house price fell slightly in June, by around £300 compared to May with a typical property now costing...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

UK house prices tumble more than in Europe - interest rates to blame?

Britain has suffered the worst house price fall out of any major European economy according to a report from property consultancy Knight...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer emphasises importance of energy efficient retro-fitting

Barclays is working with TV guru Phil Spencer to give home owners some £2,000 to make selected energy-efficiency improvements to their...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords are not quitting at all, claims mortgage firm survey

Against the trend of many recent surveys, a study by lending service Landbay claims over 40 per cent of landlords want...

05 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent says house prices too high for tenants to buy

A statement from activist group Generation Rent suggests there’s a connection between Section 21 and the period of time people rent...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Investment chance for landlords as sellers slash asking prices

A prominent buying agent says nervous buyers are pre-emptively slashing asking prices before the housing market worsens. If true, this could present...

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Sellers accepting low offers - is this an opportunity for landlords?

New data from Zoopla shows that 42 per cent of sellers are accepting offers over five per cent below the asking price...

28 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning - house prices to fall much further

House prices are set to fall much further, a leading property expert has predicted.  Last week credit ratings agency Moody's warned of...

16 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning! - All housing market signs point south

The Halifax says house prices were flat in May, but fell 1.0 per cent in a year - the first annual...

10 June 2023

From: The Big Issues

New blow to house prices with first annual fall in 11 years

House prices were largely unchanged in May, edging down by just £130 compared to April - but on an annual basis...

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

New warning of house price shocks after the summer

A leading analyst says the most recent house price index - released just before the weekend - is a sign that...

05 June 2023

From: Breaking News

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