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

The general view on Kings road, Chelsea, where a new cross rail station is proposed.
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Only tenants truly live the London dream

Renting has given me the freedom to live in areas that should be beyond my means

Families seeking the 'Downton Abbey' experience can rent a manor house complete with uniformed staff and classic cars
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Butlers help renters mind their manors

Rich families can now get the full country house experience

Short sellers eye London property stocks

There is trouble ahead for high-end property developers

First-time buyers spend £70k on rent

Years of high-cost renting prevents tenants saving for a deposit

MPs warn against social housing sell-off

Right to Buy risks aiding private landlords and raising welfare bill

Hedge funds short London luxury homes

Berkeley targeted amid signs overseas buyers deserting market

Thicket of London towers criticised

There are 260 planned developments of more than 20 storeys

Thatcher’s home on the market for £30m

Cinema and bar lie behind Iron Lady’s steel front door

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: A general view of Curzon Street on June 4, 2009 in London. (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Bruno Vincent)

Mayfair restaurants are off

Chefs packing up and cashing in on soaring West End rents

Peckham in south London has broken through the £500,000 price tag

London houses top £500k — even in Peckham

Once unfashionable areas move into the up-and-coming bracket

Plans to allow more social housing tenants the “right to buy” for will further stymie construction
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London estate revamp to cut social housing

Plans to tackle capital’s housing shortage may reduce provision

Ben Stansall / 07875 583086 General view of Foxtons Estate Agents branch and for sale boards in East London on May 8 2008.
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Foxtons defies London market slowdown

Estate agent credits branch expansion for turnover increase

Tories focus on empty council property

Public listings plan aims to raise cash to counter budget cuts

Miami Dolphins’ owner buys into London housing

Stephen Ross takes stake in specialist in small city dwellings

Sales rebound in London’s prime districts

Stamp duty deadline prompts 32% jump in property deals

London buyers get 40% government loans

Help to Buy to boost demand for properties costing up to £600,000

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How can I boost my savings?

We have £200,000 to invest

Bankers will always want to live in London

Some have difficulty keeping up a façade in a city awash with global cash, writes Jonathan Guthrie

Value of mortgages rises 6%

BBA report points to buoyant borrowing of £137.8bn in 2015

Buy-to-let - Is Carney about to act?

BoE is worried about impact of a rate rise on landlords

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Why London house prices will crash

Add it all up and the future for the capital’s house prices seems grim. Yet I’m buying

Buy-to-let landlords rush to beat tax rise

Data add to distortion fears in housing market

Trellick Tower, West London. For UK News.
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Myth of brutal, blighted concrete tower

The razing of estates comes from a bias against modernism and public housing, writes John Grindrod

Suburban semi detached housing in Merseyside in Thornton suburb between NW Liverpool and Formby, Merseyside, England.

House price growth accelerates

Average cost of a home reaches a new record of £288,000

UK needs mortgage market shake-up

Home buyers are borrowing higher sums over longer periods

Landlords eclipse mortgaged owner-occupiers

Property wealth shift highlights challenge of raising home ownership

Marylebone High Street
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London’s Marylebone boosted by facelift

The revitalised London area — home to Harley Street — is now attracting buyers from nearby ‘golden postcodes’

Trellick Tower, West London. For UK News.
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In defence of Britain’s Brutalist estates

Despite its image, social housing architecture can be saved

The bank of England, City of London.

Economists push back timeframe for UK rate rise

MPC minutes give more gloomy verdict on prospects

Suburban semi detached housing in Merseyside in Thornton suburb between NW Liverpool and Formby, Merseyside, England.

No reason to worry about household debt

Speculation brought trouble to banks; mortgage books on the other hand were remarkably secure

Over-55s expect £100,000 from ‘downsizing’

House price growth enables older generation to finance retirement

35-year mortgages become the norm

Lenders seek to ease repayment terms for first-time homebuyers

Palace Gardens Terrace, Kensington, London, W8, UK...D47ER1 Palace Gardens Terrace, Kensington, London, W8, UK
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Diplomats form alliance over London neighbour

Ambassadors unite against plan for basement extension

Cameron criticised for greenbelt ‘noose’

Adam Smith Institute says 3.7% of such land would yield 1m homes

‘Affordable housing’ definition slammed

Category now includes homes costing up to £450,000

ACXDKA Upkeep of the estate roads at Cambo.

How landed gentry could aid housing crisis

Surveyors call for ‘modern day Lord Downtons’

London housing market set to cool in 2016

Nationwide says above-average price gains in capital are unlikely

Record home prices spur flight from London

Flight from the capital likely to continue in 2016, says report

UK bank lending to business recovers

Annual mortgage lending also expands

UK house price rises set to outstrip pay

Sharp fall in estate agents’ inventory points to growing confidence