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

Record million pound home sales

Seven-figure transactions rise by almost half year-on-year

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Housing market shows more signs of cooling

Nationwide says average UK house price hits record at £189,333

Empty-nesters linked to homes crisis

Households with more space than they need rise by 1m in a decade

Mortgage data show housing market cooling

Loan approvals in September at lowest level since July 2013

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Portas joins protest against homes policy

Creative business clusters under threat from residential conversions

UK data show house price slowdown

Annual rate of increase at 7.2%

London property price growth cools

0.4% increase in September

London’s luxury housing market freeze intensifies

Sales in prime central London market fall by a third

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‘Mansion’ owners ponder prospect of tax

Many are contemplating selling to avoid Labour’s proposed levy

Maidstone: a commuter town with a difference

Despite being on the ‘wrong side’ of the capital, its popularity as an affordable base for commuters is rising

The deficit will kill the property bubble

Politicians need more tax revenue – and there’s nowhere else to get it

Property portal competition row heats up

Online estate agent files complaint over start-up

Foxtons shares tumble on warning

Estate agent hit by ‘sharp and recent’ slowing in London

Labour ‘mansion tax’ to cost £250 a month

Charge on £2m-£3m properties revealed by shadow chancellor

Travis Perkins builds on sales

Builder’s merchant sees heating supplies hit by mild weather

Labour plans to block buy-to-let investors

First-time-buyers could jump queue for new-builds

London house prices up 20% in a year

Latest ONS figures show 11.7% increase across UK

Lenders warn BoE on risks to mortgages

Fears that high leverage ratio would push up cost of loans

Edinburgh property

Prime property rush in Scotland

Agents expect busy period ahead of new tax regime

Mortgage rules ‘cooling the market’

Affordability becoming stretched in many areas

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Scottish ‘mansion tax’ to hit rich buyers

Estate agents alarmed by potential impact at top of market

Osborne warns of eurozone risks to UK

BoE keeps rates on hold amid low inflation and weak wage growth

London house prices start to fall

Rics expects further declines as national demand drops

Office to home conversions threaten City

Boris Johnson and business groups warn against planning changes

Councils say businesses are being evicted from office blocks that developers plan to convert to flats

Businesses evicted to make way for flats

Planning reforms cause loss of office space, say councils

Availability of mortgages falls

BoE reveals availability of home loans drops to lowest since 2008

London high-end developers face pinch

Capacity constraints in capital hit quality and cost of build

Focus E15 Mothers face eviction

Fight for more social housing in London under threat

BoE seeks powers over buy-to-let loans

Regulatory weapons aim to prevent future housing market bubbles

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Stamp duty revenues rise by one-third

Million-pound home buyers paid almost £2bn last year

Irish house prices less affordable than UK

Property values in Ireland now five times higher than average incomes

First UK house price fall in 17 months

Nationwide data show annual growth slowing to 9.4%

Knight Frank to build on London success

Estate agency group looking to expand sales-office network

London house prices jump 21.6%

Strongest annual growth in the capital for 14 years

Chart that tells a story . . . mansion tax

Proposed annual levy would target London homeowners

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The discomfort of the comfortably off

The last time similarly privileged people felt such fear was a century ago, writes Danny Dorling

Number of renters made homeless leaps

‘Evictions’ by landlords now the most common cause

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Mansion tax: sounds of the suburbs

A mansion tax will sting in suburbia

KPMG offers mortgage help to employees

Initiative tries to tackle inaccessibility of London house market

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Labour outlines its mansion tax plan

Party targets £1.2bn a year from £2m-plus properties