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

DDMWGN Kensington Kinema, Leonard Place, Kensington, London, 1928. Artist: Bedford Lemere and Company
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Picture palaces fall prey to developers

Landmark façades in high street being razed at an alarming rate

Two-speed UK housing market returns

London, south-east and eastern England rise at double national rate

James Fryer's illustration of social housing
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Posh doors versus poor doors

Should the provision of social housing in cities be the job of government or private developers? And where should it be built?

House price growth slows in August

Annual rise of 3.5% is weakest for two years

Starter homes too expensive, says Shelter

Study challenges view of affordability by typical earners

Remortgaging hits four-year high

More borrowers sign up for deals expecting interest rates to rise

Mortgage lending hits seven-year high

Interest rate fears prompt borrowers to seek deals

UK inflation edges up in July

Rate hovers near zero due to falling oil and strength of sterling

Hoxton rebels given means-tested rents

New Era estate residents who fought off private equity given new contracts

Plans to allow more social housing tenants the “right to buy” for will further stymie construction
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Ease housing crisis with self-build cities

Zones should be created for self-built and deregulated homes, writes Edwin Heathcote

Property shortage leads to busy July

Lack of homes for sale pushes up prices and demand

Starter home scheme cemented by £26m fund

Homes built on brownfield land to be sold under Help to Buy plan

Homeowners warned low mortgages to end

Era of rock-bottom house loans drawing to a close

Buy-to-let heyday may be coming to an end

Charity warns on rate rises, repossessions and evictions

Reforms cut stamp duty bill for thousands

But some paid average of £28,000 more tax after change

London generates half of UK stamp duty

Housing demand subdued in capital after tax reforms

A long row of Victorian townhouses in West Hampstead, London.
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House prices rise in outer London

Residential prices are rising faster in the suburbs

UK rents rise at fastest rate in 2 years

Chronic housing shortage pushes up cost of living

The National House Building Council says more retirement homes were built in the first half of the year than in whole of 2014

Housebuilders set sights on older buyers

Undersupply of retirement homes leads to jump in construction

Doubt cast on property transparency plan

Information on foreign company ownership available, estate agents say

New homes top pre-credit crunch highs

New homes agreed breaks 200,000 for first time since 2008

Social housing rent cuts to hit councils

£2.6bn revenue could have been used to build homes, research says

Dirty money pushes up London house prices

NCA says offshore corporations are being used to launder cash

Lenders sign up for first-time buyer Isa

Subsidy scheme for deposit savings attracts largest UK groups

Eaton Place, Belgravia, London
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Belgravia: London’s next retail hub?

Plans are under way to turn the district into a shopping area to rival Knightsbridge and Chelsea

Low-income families pushed out of London

Councils struggle with effects of benefits cuts and soaring prices

QE inflating house bubble, warns study

Germany, Norway and the UK judged most at risk

Contradictions in Tories’ housing policy

Osborne’s Budget has done too little to boost the supply of new homes

Building on greenbelt land has soared since 2010
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Planning system faces shake-up

Move aims to address failure to get Britain building

Brokers point to buy-to-let loophole

Reforms could be sidestepped by owning properties through corporate structures

House prices up as surveyors see scarcity

Halifax reports June surge and Rics says appraisals at record low

Halifax reports house price surge in June

Mortgage lender’s data at odds with rival Nationwide

Budget must end our perverse tax system

A country’s tax code is not just a mesh of rules and rates — it is a secular bible of moral signals

London’s luxury homes bubble loses air

First fall since crisis as stamp duty change ‘clobbers’ buyers

B3KW10 Architect with blueprints standing inside house outline. Image shot 2008. Exact date unknown.
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Living the dream in your self-build home

Lower costs and higher quality may be the result of hard work

England play Australia in the 2009 Ashes Test match
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Which Ashes venue has home advantage?

House-buying prospects near the Test cricket venues

UK house price growth at 2-year low

Nationwide records monthly fall of 0.2% in June

Johnson warns of ‘Right To Buy’ impact

London mayor wants equity loans for housing association tenants

A long row of Victorian townhouses in West Hampstead, London.
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£1m home sales reach ‘high-water mark’

Radical stamp duty reform has subsequently damped sales

Mortgage data show UK housing slowdown

BoE figures show approval levels down in May

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