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Investing in Your First Property as a Landlord

Although certain sectors of the property market are expected to slightly weaker in 2017, investing in property is still one of the best ways to make money in the UK. Residential property is particularly strong as many people are now unable or

UK housing supply crisis deepens as new stock falls to post economic downturn low

The total stock of property for sale in the UK has fallen to a new post economic crisis low with 45% fewer properties for sale than in November 2007, according to the latest index report. It also shows that average

Sales of affordable homes in London fall substantially, new data shows

Sales of affordable homes in London more than halved in the first eight months of 2015 compared to the same period last year, according to a new analysis. The lowest value segment of the market, homes under £250,000, saw a

A mortgage in the US is generally more affordable than renting, new report says

Paying for a mortgage is still more affordable than renting in the United States but saving enough money for a down payment has become increasingly difficult for first time buyers. According to the latest analysis report from real estate firm

Buy to let mortgage lending still the star in the UK housing market

Mortgage lending to first time buyers in the UK increased by volume month on month and on an annual basis in September, the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders shows. However, in contrast, lending to people moving home

Country house market in UK above £2 million seeing recovery

The UK’s country house market has seen a marked recovery in the £2 million plus sector in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the previous two quarters, according to the latest research. The analysis report from Strutt & Parker

House prices in England and Wales see fastest annual growth for six months

The annual rate of house price growth across England and Wales increased to 5.2% in October, the fastest increase for six months, according to the latest property index. Average property prices increased 0.9% or £2,500 last month, equal to £80

Call for UK mortgages to be more user friendly for older people

Building Societies in the UK are being urged to review the maximum age limits for mortgage borrowers to support home owners needing finance into and in retirement as life expectancy rises. This is one of nine recommendations contained in an

Central London office rental values hit double digit annual growth

Rental values in central London’s booming office market grew by 10.3% in the year to October 2015, the first time annual growth has hit double digits since April 2008. The capital saw 1.1% growth in October, as demand for office