UK housing market

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

Southern UK house prices hit fresh peak

Rightmove sees record national average for homes coming to market

Comment and analysis

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Five warning signs for the housing market?
– FT Money
Coomtata, a seven-bedroom home in Coombe Park
Upmarket homes are widely available in one of the southeast’s biggest retail centres
– Graham Norwood
Henry Pryor
There’s more property on sale than you think
– Henry Pryor

Surveyors warn of homes market imbalance

Rics wants more houses built to restore equilibrium

Vince Cable attacks rising house prices

Unaffordable homes for families an ‘extremely bad thing’

London house price gap at record level

Cost of home in capital more than twice UK average

London-regional house price gap at record

Surge in London adds to bubble worries in the capital

Help to Buy shifts fifth of new build

Study shows how much developers outside southeast rely on scheme

Cash buyers purchase one in three homes

Mortgage-free buyers spent £90bn last year

Revival in housing market widens

Fastest price rise in four years fuels bubble fears

Homebuyers rush to fix mortgage rates

Lenders increase rates as property prices rise

‘Ghost gazumping’ haunts London market

Rival estate agents create new phenomenon

Government spends £63m on homes blighted by HS2

More than 500 homeowners apply to sell properties to state

Professionals hit by rising house prices

Families forced to buy lower down market – squeezing others

London property locking out ‘cling-ons’

Super-rich pushing homes beyond pockets of many professionals

First-time buyers hit by house price rises

Average house price rose 5.5% in 2013, according to ONS

London house prices heading for ‘bubble’

Market across rest of UK is no cause for concern

Bond offers ‘one-way’ housing bet

Mortgage company Castle Trust issue to track property index

Annual house prices in UK pick up pace

Rise shows fastest year-on-year pace since 2010

Britain’s two-speed housing market

Army of private landlords the biggest winners

Interactive: UK mortgage debts mapped

Mapping equity and housing debts

Mayor rejects limits on foreign buyers

Johnson says curbs on investment in property would be ‘utterly nuts’

House price rises outstrip inflation

Recovery ripples out from London and the South East

London property rises with overseas turmoil

Parts of city benefit from ‘safe haven’ effect

Basements boom as London property soars

Neighbours attack disruption and councils move to tighten planning rules

UK economy gains momentum

Data show banks more willing to lend and companies hiring

Construction data fuel recovery hopes

House prices and mortgage approvals also rise

Housing bubble should spur new building

Frothiness evident with house prices up 5.5% to October this year

US and UK housing data under scrutiny

Level of central bank support to dominate early 2014

‘Zombie’ alert on high-end property market

Political debate over tax scaring off buyers, say estate agents

Home asking prices could rise 8% in 2014

Lack of new supply could add to cost for buyers

House Price Index – February 2014

Annual increase of 6 per cent