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

UK construction activity jumps in August

PMI survey driven by strong housing market

Berkeley reports housing market steadying

Homebuilder points to ‘stable’ environment in southeast England

Mortgage rules ‘deter first-time buyers’

Almost 2m cannot afford first home, says mortgage insurer

Rentals threat to gardening retail sector

Report warns of lost annual spending of £87m by 2023

London’s Mayfair looks to regain top spot

A £785m development scheme aims to help reclaim the area’s title as star performer in the capital’s prime sector

Toy house balancing on top of tower made of wooden bricks
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Six ways to cool the housing market

Policy prescriptions to bring UK house prices back to earth

UK house price rise masks cooling trend

August sees up to 11% growth, but indicators show slowing market

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Foxtons shares hit despite dividend

Stricter lending rules hurt demand, estate agent chief says

Russians cool on luxury London homes

Proportion of high-end property bought by foreigners drops 20%

Oil auction may end badly for Nigeria

Foreign oil groups cannot be blamed for losing their nerves

Tighter mortgage rules trigger discounts

Two-thirds of owners lowered asking price to sell homes in July

Top state schools push up house prices

Parents pay a premium of up to £500,000 to live near best performing institutions

Lenders call for review of mortgage curbs

Building societies want restrictions reassessed after 18 months

Housebuilding at post credit-crunch high

Growth in property sales slackens

Inflation fall cuts chance of rate rise

Retailer discounting behind easing of price pressures

UK house price rises show signs of easing

10.2% rise in year to June, down from previous month

Barclays lifts ‘stress test’ loans rate

Higher stress test rates could restrict lending

Artist’s image of the Nova Building

London’s Victoria travels upmarket

A £2.2bn makeover could help the drab central district challenge its high-end neighbours and become more than just a transport hub

B&Q store, Acre Road, Reading. PHOTOGRAPH BY DANIEL JONES 2009 07815 853503
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Home improvements market left in cold

UK sector lags behind housing boom

Zoopla App. Photograph: Rosie Hallam
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Zoopla releases first update since IPO

Property portal’s average revenue per user trails behind rival

Demand fall hints at house price slowdown

Sales queries in London ‘going into reverse’, say surveyors

London house price rally spreads down

Rises are driven by fundamentals rather than speculative fever

Second home is my first choice of reward

Rising wealth has created demand to own a place in the sun, snow or countryside

London house price growth ‘to slow to 3%’

Estate agent halves 2015 forecast on weak sentiment

Buyers urged to take up home loan deals

Lenders sharpen fixed rate products in spite of expected base rate rise

‘London leavers’ lift Savills profits

Estate agent sees recovery of markets outside capital

UK house prices rise 1.4% in July

Annual increase of 10.2% biggest since 2007

Lloyds cuts Help to Buy borrowing by 70%

Latest mortgage provider to limit access to loan scheme

London commuters boost local house prices

Growing numbers commute from other parts of the country

Is the property market cooling?

Impact on housing market from mortgage rules change uncertain

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Come on Boris, address the homes shortage

Young people bear brunt of the ‘London problem’

Osborne reaps rewards from ‘enveloper’ tax

Clampdown on avoidance through owning properties via companies

Help to Buy used by almost 40,000 people

Labour slams coalition for lowest housebuilding level since 1920s

House price growth slows in July

Annual rate of increase remains in double digit territory

Housing associations seek to profit

Social landlords moving away from role of supplying low-cost homes

Labour spending pledge limits reform hopes

Review to recommend limited “flexibility” for council building

Letchworth model contrasts with Ebbsfleet

When construction started in 1903, it set out to become Britain’s first garden city

Pressure builds for homes in greenbelt

Population growth and lack of supply forcing change

Lack of UK housing ‘not due to policy’

Credit crisis and public hostility main reasons, says Kate Barker

Housing boom forces conversion of offices

Strong market threatens to choke economic recovery