The demand for new homes is strong

Demand for new homes remains robust as good mortgage access and the government’s Help to Buy scheme continue to accelerate the housing market, major housebuilder Crest Nicholson says. The FTSE 250 firm increased the prices of its new builds by 12 per cent in the six months to the end of April, despite a slowdown […]

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Ten places your home will have made more than your job: Homeowners ‘earn’ up to £91k more from their properties than going to work

Average rise in house prices outstrips post tax earnings in a third of areas London boroughs dominate the top 10 list of locations The biggest gap between house prices and earnings is in London’s Haringey, where homeowners ‘earn’ £91k more from their home than by going to the office Homeowners are ‘earning’ more from their properties […]

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North-South house price gap ‘could narrow in 2017

The gaping North-South gap in UK property prices could begin to narrow during 2017 as buyers eye more affordable cities outside London and SE England, according to the latest Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index. The index, which records price movements across the nation’s 20 largest conurbations, found that cities in the West Country, NW […]

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