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

Surge of cash buyers in London properties

Homes sold to cash buyers hits record high

High tax hits sales of London’s top homes

Transactions down 19% for homes worth £1.3m

Bundling of risky UK mortgages booms

New generation of lenders fill the void

Build houses on Britain’s wasted public land

Labour would need to accept some privatisation; the Tories should lose their ownership obsession

Planning reforms open sharp division

Builders delighted but social landlords warn poor will foot the bill

Stamp duty hits top London house prices

Most expensive homes fall 5% as buyers turn to cheaper options

Erica Wagner Illustration
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A refuge for London’s huddled hipsters

Pricy breakfast cereals from around the world find a home in the East End, writes Erica Wagner

UK property market beginning to heat up

Borrowing jumps by largest amount since the financial crisis

UK house price inflation slows

Continued shortage of supply causes concern

Voluntary Right to Buy deal considered

Housing associations given a week to sign up to alternative scheme

Mortgage lending up in rush to lock rates

Largest surge in home loans for seven years

Help to Buy pushes up prices, says study

Shelter finds flagship scheme has added average £8,250 to cost

Mortgage lending at seven-year high

Low interest rates and surge in buy-to-let lending

UK inflation returns to zero in August

Housing still a concern as prices jump ahead of earnings growth

UK construction down sharply in July

Fears that economy may be slowing as BoE considers rate rise

Housing market shows signs of reheating

Surveyors double forecast for price rises to 6% in 2015

Deloitte to help graduates with London flats

Firm to house graduates at former Olympic Village in east London

House prices push out those London needs

There is no future for a city that cannot provide homes for the workers that keep it running

Help to Buy numbers hit record in June

Loans to 4,700 reflect wider surge in housing market activity

Lessons in the education market

Other local factors besides schools influence house prices in any postcode, writes Izabella Kaminska

Canal boat at Camden Lock, north London
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London’s Camden rocks the boat

The canalside district now has the third-highest number of start-ups in the capital as it looks to compete with Shoreditch

House prices near top schools soar

Parents compete to land property near chosen school

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.

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