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

London, UK - May 23, 2014: A Foxtons estate agent sign advertising a house for sale in West Hampstead, within the London Borough of Camden. A Foxtons for sale sign in West Hampstead, London.
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London property price rises slow down

Average Q1 growth in UK capital at 1% amid mansion tax fears

House prices fall in January

Official data confirm gradual cooling of market

BYCRR8 Whitely House, Churchill Gardens Estate - run by City of Westminster Council - London SW1. Image shot 01/2011. Exact date unknown.

Westminster spends £20m buying back homes

Labour brands council policy ‘financial madness’

Heygate estate

Labour urges estate redevelopment

Lord Adonis: Build mix of homes to rent or sell at market rate

London, UK - May 23, 2014: A Foxtons estate agent sign advertising a house for sale in West Hampstead, within the London Borough of Camden. A Foxtons for sale sign in West Hampstead, London.
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Mortgage lending down 9 per cent

Market awaiting election outcome, say agents

Backlash over first-time buyer subsidies

Experts fear Help to Buy Isa will simply push up prices

London housing slowdown hits finances

Forecast tax take from home sales scaled back £2bn a year

First-time buyers get Isa deposit subsidy

Aspiring homeowners to get £50 for every £200 saved

Stress tests urged for UK insurers

New FPC member calls for broader safety checks

Battersea Power Station
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Forest of towers fills London’s skyline

Number of high-rise developments being built rises more than 50%

Building slowdown threatens UK recovery

Construction output falls 2.6% in January

Drop in housing supply pushes up prices

London only area where surveyors report fall in values

Subsidy cuts hit affordable housebuilding

Study reveals impact of government’s housing policy

London struggles to build cheaper homes

Councils fail to hit targets amid spiralling living costs

UK house prices fall 0.3%, says Halifax

Slowing market contrasts with better economic activity, low mortgage rates

February UK house prices fall 0.1%

Index highlights slowdown in property market

Rightmove agents loyal despite new rival

Property portal fares better than Zoopla after OntheMarket launch

Housing groups face £2bn derivatives bill

Associations saw cash calls of £800m in last quarter of 2014

Oxford property
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Oxford houses less affordable than London

University city most expensive place to live in UK relative to income

Generation gap in UK housing widens

Number of 25- to 34-year-olds who own property falls sharply

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Call to build homes on London green belt

Study recommends local authorities change laws to free up land

Alex Mustapha, Age Exchange administrator.in Blackheath, south London
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Twentysomethings and broken promises of a future

For more of UK’s young adults finding a job and house is impossible

House price inflation slows in December

London leads market, up 13.3% year on year

Repossessions at eight-year low

Lender forbearance, low rates and growing employment help keep people in their homes

Lawyers pledge to speed up conveyancing

New website to bring more visibility to buying process

Rights and wrongs of expanding Right to Buy

Policy is not entirely to blame for lack of council houses

An illsutration showing a family moving from London
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Reasons to quit London: the ‘new prime’ locations

A look at the top family-friendly cities and towns

Tory plan to extend Right to Buy discounts

Social landlords condemn proposal for housing association properties

Zoopla App. Photograph: Rosie Hallam
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Zoopla hit by launch of rival website

Number of agents advertising on portal drops 11% in past year

London reverses thrust on UK house prices

Capital is only area where prices are falling, survey finds

Hedge funds short London property companies

Investors seek to profit from downturn in capital

England’s green belt and housing crisis

Building an economy upon a massive and growing distortion in the market for land is foolish

UK house price growth picks up pace

Halifax says prices rose 1.9% in the 3 months to January

Data experts admit rent inflation error

Higher estimates relieve fears of house price bubble, says ONS

Mortgage approvals rise after 6-month lull

Changes to stamp duty and signs of pay pick-up expected to lift lending

UK house price growth slows in January

Nationwide data show deceleration for fifth month in row to 6.8%

Rising housing costs reshape the UK home

Families share properties and young adults live with parents

TfL turns property developer to raise cash

Private sector partners sought to redevelop more than 500 sites

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Luxury downturn hits Foxtons’ commission

Agency suffers decline as London property market slows

Agents breach new property portal rules

Homes on new website also on Zoopla, Rightmove

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