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

Mortgage lending falls at Nationwide

Banks back in the market after focusing on repairing balance sheets

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Sales of £10m-plus London homes jump

Knight Frank says transactions up amid return of Russians

Why a house-price bubble means trouble

A housing boom is the economic equivalent of a tapeworm infection

Westminster loses 5% of office space

Changes let housing developers convert commercial premises

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Government sitting on land for 2m homes

Pressure builds for faster pace of sales to ease housing crisis

UK house prices rise 12.1% in a year

Acceleration in prices runs counter to earlier signs of cooling

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Mortgage arrears reach post-crisis low

Warrington, Walsall and Preston are top areas for repossessions

Buy-to-let sector approaches £1tn

House price rises and growth of ‘generation rent’ boosts landlords

London house prices set to underperform

Southeast and East set to outpace the capital

High-end property tax receipts above forecast

Westminster bears the brunt of new charge

House prices fall in October

Halifax survey shows drop of 0.4 per cent

Barratt Homes eyes downsizing baby boomers

Mainstream UK housebuilder first to move into specialist market

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

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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