UK house prices

Since the financial crisis-induced price slide in 2008-09 from a 2007 market peak, house price indices have presented wildly contrasting pictures of the health of the housing market - according to some the boom is back, while to others the slump staggers on

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Tax changes hit wealthy foreign homebuyers

Foreign assets face capital gains or income tax

Housing market drives mortgage lending

August figures highest since financial crisis

UK house price inflation

UK house prices jump 11.7%

Average London home tops £500,000 despite low inflation in rest of economy

Home lending rises but enquiries slow

CML reports first-time buyers up by 3%

More lenders cut mortgage interest rates

Nationwide, Skipton and Coventry launch new deals

View of the National Sports Centre and Crystal Palace Park, looking towards central London
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Crystal Palace: London’s latest up-and-coming area

Buyers are falling for the neighbourhood’s charms, green space and proximity to leading schools

Boom eases in the housing market

London starts to slow as rest of the country strengthens

Housing market revival buoys Winkworth

Estate agency says London prices have encouraged new franchisees

House price growth slows in August

Halifax data show 9.7% rise year-on-year

Business warns on ‘chronic’ lack of homes

Politicians urged to build 240,000 a year and boost childcare aid

A property on Rutland Gate in Knightsbridge to go with Ed Hammond copy about £200m House. Please check with Ed that this is the right house.
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Prime housing market hit by tax changes

Homes worth £2m-plus have become harder to sell

MMR is delaying mortgage offers

Research confirms anecdotal evidence of delays

Housebuilders warn market frenzy is over

Investors look to Barratt for further light on autumn prospects

Ministers urged to back greenbelt sprawl

Wolfson Prize winner opposes new garden cities

UK construction activity jumps in August

PMI survey driven by strong housing market

Berkeley reports housing market steadying

Homebuilder points to ‘stable’ environment in southeast England

Mortgage rules ‘deter first-time buyers’

Almost 2m cannot afford first home, says mortgage insurer

Rentals threat to gardening retail sector

Report warns of lost annual spending of £87m by 2023

London’s Mayfair looks to regain top spot

A £785m development scheme aims to help reclaim the area’s title as star performer in the capital’s prime sector

Toy house balancing on top of tower made of wooden bricks
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Six ways to cool the housing market

Policy prescriptions to bring UK house prices back to earth

UK house price rise masks cooling trend

August sees up to 11% growth, but indicators show slowing market

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Foxtons shares hit despite dividend

Stricter lending rules hurt demand, estate agent chief says

Russians cool on luxury London homes

Proportion of high-end property bought by foreigners drops 20%

Oil auction may end badly for Nigeria

Foreign oil groups cannot be blamed for losing their nerves

Tighter mortgage rules trigger discounts

Two-thirds of owners lowered asking price to sell homes in July

Top state schools push up house prices

Parents pay a premium of up to £500,000 to live near best performing institutions

Lenders call for review of mortgage curbs

Building societies want restrictions reassessed after 18 months

Housebuilding at post credit-crunch high

Growth in property sales slackens

Inflation fall cuts chance of rate rise

Retailer discounting behind easing of price pressures

UK house price rises show signs of easing

10.2% rise in year to June, down from previous month

Barclays lifts ‘stress test’ loans rate

Higher stress test rates could restrict lending

Artist’s image of the Nova Building

London’s Victoria travels upmarket

A £2.2bn makeover could help the drab central district challenge its high-end neighbours and become more than just a transport hub

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Home improvements market left in cold

UK sector lags behind housing boom

Zoopla App. Photograph: Rosie Hallam
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Zoopla releases first update since IPO

Property portal’s average revenue per user trails behind rival

Demand fall hints at house price slowdown

Sales queries in London ‘going into reverse’, say surveyors

London house price rally spreads down

Rises are driven by fundamentals rather than speculative fever

Second home is my first choice of reward

Rising wealth has created demand to own a place in the sun, snow or countryside

London house price growth ‘to slow to 3%’

Estate agent halves 2015 forecast on weak sentiment

Buyers urged to take up home loan deals

Lenders sharpen fixed rate products in spite of expected base rate rise

‘London leavers’ lift Savills profits

Estate agent sees recovery of markets outside capital

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