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

Rightmove agents loyal despite new rival

Property portal fares better than Zoopla after OntheMarket launch

Housing groups face £2bn derivatives bill

Associations saw cash calls of £800m in last quarter of 2014

Oxford property

Oxford houses less affordable than London

University city most expensive place to live in UK relative to income

Generation gap in UK housing widens

Number of 25- to 34-year-olds who own property falls sharply

ANFT5F Epping Forest and City of London, Chingford, London, UK

Call to build homes on London green belt

Study recommends local authorities change laws to free up land

Alex Mustapha, Age Exchange Blackheath, south London
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Twentysomethings and broken promises of a future

For more of UK’s young adults finding a job and house is impossible

House price inflation slows in December

London leads market, up 13.3% year on year

Repossessions at eight-year low

Lender forbearance, low rates and growing employment help keep people in their homes

Lawyers pledge to speed up conveyancing

New website to bring more visibility to buying process

Rights and wrongs of expanding Right to Buy

Policy is not entirely to blame for lack of council houses

An illsutration showing a family moving from London
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Reasons to quit London: the ‘new prime’ locations

A look at the top family-friendly cities and towns

Tory plan to extend Right to Buy discounts

Social landlords condemn proposal for housing association properties

Zoopla App. Photograph: Rosie Hallam
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Zoopla hit by launch of rival website

Number of agents advertising on portal drops 11% in past year

London reverses thrust on UK house prices

Capital is only area where prices are falling, survey finds

Hedge funds short London property companies

Investors seek to profit from downturn in capital

England’s green belt and housing crisis

Building an economy upon a massive and growing distortion in the market for land is foolish

UK house price growth picks up pace

Halifax says prices rose 1.9% in the 3 months to January

Data experts admit rent inflation error

Higher estimates relieve fears of house price bubble, says ONS

Mortgage approvals rise after 6-month lull

Changes to stamp duty and signs of pay pick-up expected to lift lending

UK house price growth slows in January

Nationwide data show deceleration for fifth month in row to 6.8%

Rising housing costs reshape the UK home

Families share properties and young adults live with parents

TfL turns property developer to raise cash

Private sector partners sought to redevelop more than 500 sites

©Charlie Bibby

Luxury downturn hits Foxtons’ commission

Agency suffers decline as London property market slows

Agents breach new property portal rules

Homes on new website also on Zoopla, Rightmove

London faces surfeit of expensive new homes

More than a decade’s supply being built for developers

New property portal launches

OnTheMarket criticised as attempt to stifle competition

Equity release loans reach record £1.4bn

Figure surpasses pre-recession peak

View of Victorian tenement housing in the West End of Edinburgh, Morningside.

Scottish government rethinks home purchase tax plan

Government may decide to ease burden on pricier properties

Jonathan McHugh Illustration
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British identity is being rent asunder

The UK housing crisis is part of wider asset transfer from the state to the rich, writes Will Self

Nationwide launches 10-year BTL mortgage

Move mirrors growing range of long-term loans in residential market

Johnson warns on London homes challenge

Residents should be confident, not fearful, mayor says

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‘Try before you buy’ sleepovers for homes

Spend a night in London courtesy of a novel scheme

Savills upgrades 2014 profit forecast

Shares rise 7% after UK stamp duty changes help drive December sales

London is most expensive place to build

Complex planning rules combine with land prices to push up costs

Stamp duty reform yet to spur UK property

Survey data show new buyer inquiries fell for sixth month

UK housing: build it and they may come

Worrying signs in a cyclical sector

Barratt sales spike defies market fears

Housebuilder reports robust demand across UK regions

Slowdown in pace of UK house price growth

Slowest rate of increase for 7 months reported by ONS

UK needs to set housing market in order

Too much help for homeowners and too little for builders blights country

View of Victorian tenement housing in the West End of Edinburgh, Morningside.

Landlords make £177bn from rising prices

Buy-to-let property owners are biggest beneficiaries