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Duke of Westminster’s Properties Top Expectations

The young English billionaire’s real estate holdings performed far better in the Americas than in the U.K.<p>The property portfolio of the Grosvenor …

Real Estate

London house prices creep up as northern cities drive UK growth

House prices in London have crept up 1.6 per cent in March, according to the latest data from property analyst group Hometrack.<p>The group’s UK Cities …

Housing

Help-to-buy agency writes down loan on flat over Grenfell-style cladding

Woman whose London flat has slumped in value is told she can pay back £10,000 of £95,000 loan<p>The government has agreed to virtually wipe out a help-to-buy loan on an apartment in a London block with cladding similar to that used at Grenfell Tower, it has emerged.<p>It will make the write-down on the …

Housing

18 things that will hurt your house price

<b>Your home may be your most valuable asset – but a third of homes sell for less than their asking price, according to new research. What factors may</b> …

Housing

Letting agents are facing an epidemic of their own making

If you've ever had to deal with a letting agent, you may be so traumatised from the experience that you’ve resolved never to move house ever …

Housing

UK housing market continues to slump as number of homes sold in March drops

The number of residential property transactions in the UK has dropped 7.2 per cent between February and March, according to the latest figures from …

Housing

Ranked: Best and worst cities for first-time home buyers

London is the worst place in the UK to buy a home for first-time buyers, according to price comparison website Money Super Market’s First Time Buyer …

Housing

DEBATE: Is it necessarily a bad thing if the UK becomes a nation of cradle-to-grave renters?

Is it necessarily a bad thing if the UK becomes a nation of cradle-to-grave renters?<p>Alison McGovern, Labour MP for Wirral South and former shadow …

Housing

The 10 London boroughs where property demand is highest

While property demand has dipped in the capital, those selling in Bexley are faring better than most, according to online estate agent Emoov.<p>It has …

Housing

Mayfair landlords no longer mostly aristocrats as professional firms move in on the London luxury hotspot

The shape of Mayfair's lettings scene has been shifting, according to new research by estate agent Wetherell, with aristocrats no longer the dominant …

Housing

What should I do with my house deposit before I buy?

I've been gifted a few thousand pounds towards buying a house but we won't buy for at least 12 months.<p>It is currently sitting in a 0.03 per cent …

Finance

Kensal Green tipped for new Crossrail station

If districts were people, Kensal Green might be described as a cool and rebellious young upstart with ideas above its station. Station, arguably, is …

England

It's not just for houses - unusual things on Rightmove that you can buy or invest in

Fancy making a new investment? How about putting some cash into a cotton mill? Or even your own lake?<p>Property website Rightmove is advertising a …

Housing

Mortgage costs hit two-year high as lenders anticipate rise in UK base rate

Average homeowner with a typical loan of £175,000 is now paying £44 a month more than last autumn<p>Rates on the most popular mortgage deals have reached their highest levels in two years as lenders increase prices in advance of an expected interest rate rise next month.<p>The average mortgage rate has …

Bank of England

Renting property: how does it compare around the world?

UK millennials face a lifetime of renting, according to a report – here’s how other nations cope<p>Germany<p>In the former textile quarter of the southern German city of Augsburg, Matthew Robinson, a 35-year-old school teacher, his wife Karoline and their two toddler daughters live in a three-room flat …

Housing

Get in quick: five Crossrail hotspots tipped for further house price growth

As the new year gets into its stride and home buyers’ minds clear, it’s time to get cracking on your fresh start. With the clock ticking to …

Housing

Buy-to-let makeovers: more landlords remortgage to renovate

<b>An increasing number of landlords are opting to release equity to renovate their existing properties rather than expanding their portfolio. So what</b> …

Housing

11 million people to downsize their homes within 20 years

The UK could be on the brink of a huge property shift as 5.7 million people consider moving to smaller homes, new research suggests – but they could …

Housing

Questor: London property prices are falling – here's why we're not cutting our exposure

Anaemic house price growth, persisting uncertainty over Brexit and a crackdown on foreign ownership of UK homes are casting a long shadow over the housing market.<p>Exposure to bricks and mortar is one of the foundation stones of Questor's Income Portfolio. In line with many income investors, we feel …

Housing

What would a base rate rise to 2% mean for your mortgage?

Bank rate rise could cost average homebuyer an extra £138 each month on £175,00 mortgage<p>Interest rate rises may be gradual but they will not be glacial, Michael Saunders, a member of the Bank of England’s rate-setting committee has said, hinting that homebuyers could see the base rate rise to 2% …

Finance

Mapped: Average house prices along the London Marathon route

With runners gearing up for what could be the hottest London Marathon on record, one property marketplace has compiled a map showing average property …

London Marathon

London's first housing market slump since 2009 weighs on UK price growth

House price growth has fallen, dragged down by the first annual fall in London house prices since 2009, official statistics have revealed.<p>The average house price fell by 4.4pc in the year to February 2018, a drop of 0.3 percentage points from January. And the slowest rate of growth in seven months. …

Housing

London New Home Sales Rise After First Price Cuts Since 2010

Sales of London homes under construction rose as developers lowered asking prices for the first time since 2010.<p>About 6,900 of the properties were …

Real Estate

Is this the death of buy-to-let?

In one way or another, we all participate in the property market – whether that’s as renters or owners of our homes.<p>But for two million people, the …

Housing

I own a house that my family live in – can I keep it and buy a flat?

I’m 29, earn £25,000 and am wondering if I could replace the mortgage with a buy-to-let loan<p><b>Q</b> I currently own a house in my hometown in which my mum and younger brother have lived since she separated from my stepdad. I bought the house in 2012 for £115,000, it’s now worth £135,000 and there is …

Housing

Mapped: Average house prices in London boroughs and how they've changed over the past year

While some London boroughs - notably Kensington and Chelsea - have reported house prices continuing to sure over the past year, others have undergone …

Housing

Value of London flats slashed by Grenfell-style cladding

Home in New Capital Quay, Greenwich, worth £50,000 rather than £475,000, owner told<p>A homeowner in a housing complex in London with Grenfell-type cladding has been told the value of her £475,000 home has collapsed and is now just £50,000.<p>Galliard Homes, the developer of the 11-block complex in New …

Housing

London property market continues to cool as UK average asking price reaches a record high

The average price of property coming to the London market fell this month as the UK average price reached a record high, according to Rightmove's …

Housing

Spring selling season stalls, as the housing market starts to feel the chill

What hope is there for buyers and sellers in the flattest period in the last five years?<p>It was an announcement homebuyers and sellers barely needed to be told – Britain’s property market is going through its flattest period in the last five years. A report from the Royal Institution of Chartered …

Housing

Let’s move to King’s Cross, London: a most astonishing transformation

Fragments of a less salubrious past hold on for dear life amid the swank<p><b>What’s going for it?</b> Of all the remarkable transformations in supergentrified London, that of King’s Cross is the most astonishing. I can <i>just</i> remember what it was, dim memories of jigging at its warehouse clubs in the 90s. …

England