house prices

Fuel and energy costs outpace house price growth

Stipendium, the platform that simplifies life’s complex events , has revealed that while house prices continue to climb to record highs, homebuyers struggling to save are being hit hardest by the increase in household living costs, when it comes to the annual change of both energy and fuel.

House prices continue to climb and the latest Land Registry data on sold prices shows they’ve...

UK Housing Market Beats Global Share Prices

UK Housing Market Beats Global Share Prices

Research from the team behind the Property Investor Show reveals that despite a bumper year for stock markets in 2021, the buoyant UK property market still managed to beat it on growth.

According to the Government’s Housing Market Index prices across the United Kingdom rose by 10.8% in the last twelve months whereas the FTSE 100 index of leading shares saw an uplift of 9.6%. And so...

Cost of living a concern for homeowners as half already stretched to cover monthly costs

Estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk has revealed that while homeowners remain confident that house prices will remain high and their monthly mortgage payments are unlikely to climb in 2022, the costs associated with running their home and the wider cost of living are a concern for the vast majority, with 48% already stretched or struggling to cover their monthly outgoings.

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Halifax House Price Winners 2021 Taunton property

Halifax House Price Winners 2021

Halifax House Price Winners 2021 - Taunton, Chippenham & Rochdale Top List
  • Taunton tops UK house price growth table in 2021
  • Chippenham saw the largest cash increase with prices up £58,322
  • Rochdale was 3rd and highest placed northern town

Areas with the biggest house price growth of 2021 have seen the value of homes rise by three times the...

London homebuyers saved £1.019bn during the stamp duty holiday property

London homebuyers saved £1.019bn during the stamp duty holiday

The latest property market analysis by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves , has revealed the full extent of how the stamp duty holiday impacted the capital’s property market, saving London homebuyers over £1bn since it first launched at the start of July last year.

Last week, the government released its latest house price index providing the first concrete view of...

Homeowners could access more than the average pension pot using equity release property

Homeowners in 53% of areas in England and Wales could access more than the average pension pot using equity release

Nearly half of homeowners in England and Wales could access more funds from property wealth than the average pension pot
  • Homeowners in 53% of areas in England & Wales could be able to access more from the value of their home than is saved in the average pension pot (£61,930)
  • In March 2021, homeowners in England and Wales could release on average £72,988 worth of equity
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A Home Alone house could see you sell for 123% more

A Home Alone house could see you sell for 123% more

A Home Alone house could see you sell for 123% more

Research by MoveStreets, the property portal designed for the mobile generation, has revealed how much more homebuyers are willing to pay for a Home Alone house in the current market.

Of course, they don’t mean a house fit with Kevin McCallister as an additional house guest, but the style of the home itself. Georgian style homes...

Property market analysis: Staging your home could add £47,000 when selling

Property market analysis: Staging your home could add £47,000 when selling

The latest property market analysis by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves , has revealed that staging your home during the selling process could boost your sale price by as much as £47,000.

Staging is generally considered to be an American property market import, but it really just requires a few finishing touches in addition to the work we already put in before...

Kensington Ward London Property Market

The Kensington ward where homes average just £600,000

Research by central London estate agency, Bective , has dissected the most prestigious pocket of the London property market to reveal how it has fared during a tough pandemic year and which areas offer the most and least affordable paths to securing a home in Kensington and Chelsea.

Bective analysed the latest data from the Office for National Statistics looking at property market...

UK tourist hotspot house price growth stagnates during the pandemic

Research by the estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk , has found that a lockdown enforced trend for staycations may have been good news for the UK tourism sector, but it hasn’t been so great for local property prices in tourist hotspots.

GetAgent analysed UK house price growth since the start of the pandemic and how it differed across areas classed as tourism hotspots versus...

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