Property Market

Halifax said house prices went up by 7.5% in 2013

Halifax HPI: First fall in house prices for 11 months

The latest house price index from the UK's biggest mortgage lender, Halifax shows a dip in December but an overall rise of 7.5 per cent in house prices in the UK in 2013.

David Cameron says Help to Buy has unlocked mortgage finance for 6,000 households

6,000 new homeowners through Help to Buy

The government claims 6,000 households have purchased new homes through the Help to Buy scheme in the first three months of its existence.

RICS says house prices will rise by 8% in 2014

House prices to rise by 8% in 2014, says RICS

RICS predicts house prices will go up by 8% in 2014 as supply fails to match the demand caused by government schemes to boost the property market.

Rics warns on the lack of supply of new homes

House prices rise at fastest pace for 11 years, says Rics

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors warns that the lack of supply of new homes to cater for increased demand for property is "problematic".

House prices are up by 5.8 per cent in the last 12 months, according to Nationwide

Nationwide warns of dangers of house price bubble

Nationwide's house price index for October reports that house prices went up by one per cent from September and the annuak growth rate has reached 5.8 per cent.

UK house prices have reached a new record high

London helps UK house prices reach new record high of £247,000

Official figures from the Office for National Statistics shows the value of the average UK property has now surpassed the previous peak in January 2008.

Property sales are rising, says RICS

House prices set to rise by 4.5% a year for next five years

The latest survey of chartered surveyors puts expectations of house price rises at an 11-year high.

Mortgage approvals hit a 66-month high in August 2013

Highest number of new mortgages approved since Feb 2008

The Bank of England reports that UK mortgage approvals reached 62,226, the highest number since February 2008 adding to evidence that the property market is growing.

House prices went up by 0.5% in September, according to Hometrack

House prices rising at fastest pace since May 2007

The latest data from Hometrack shows house prices went up by 0.5 per cent in September, the largest monthly rise for over six years.

House prices in the UK are up 5.0% in the last year, says Nationwide

North-south house price divide at record high of over £100,000

Nationwide's latest house price index shows price rises in London and the south has increased the annual rate of house price growth to 5.0 per cent.

Mortgage payments are on average £73pm cheaper than rental costs

Cheaper to buy a home than rent despite rise in house prices

New research from the Halifax has found that people who pay a mortgage pay almost £900 a year less than people who rent.

House prices have reached a new record high in England, according to the ONS

House prices in England reach record high

The Office for National statistics says house prices in England have reached a new record high, overtaking the previous peak of January 2008.

Rightmove has raised its forecast for house price gains in 2013

Rightmove triples annual house price growth estimate to 6%

Rightmove reports that house prices fell slightly in September but expects prices to go up by six per cent in 2013 and that activity will pick up in the autumn.

Rics suggests a 5% cap on house price growth

Rics wants annual price rise cap set to avoid housing bubble

Rics has suggested that the Bank of England introduce a cap of five per cent on house price growth to guard against a house price bubble.

Vince Cable has warned the Help to Buy scheme could create a house price bubble

Cable warns Help to Buy could create house price bubble

The Business Secretary has warned that the government's Help to Buy scheme could create a house price bubble in some parts of the UK.

RICS latest report shows house prices are rising at their fastest pace for seven years

House price increase brings more sellers to market

Rics notes that an increase in house prices has led to more people selling their home and says that it will be carefully monitoring the market so prices do not become unaffordable.

Halifax reports house prices have gone up by 5.4% in last 12 months

Halifax HPI: House prices up 5.4% in last 12 months

The Halifax house price index for August shows that prices have gone up by 5.4 per cent over the 12 months to the end of July.

The CML reports a sharp rise in gross mortgage lending

Mortgage lending on course for best year since 2008

The Council of Mortgage Lenders reports that gross mortgage lending went up by 29% on July to reach the highest level since October 2008.

Confidence is returning to the property market, says RICS

Sellers and buyers return to the property market, says RICS

Confidence in the property market is returning as house price inflation rises at ots fastest pace for six years and more sellers and potential buyers come to the market.

House prices have risen by 3.1 per cent across the UK

ONS reports annual house price growth accelerates

house prices rose by an average of 3.1 per cent across the UK in the 12 months leading to June 2013, according to the ONS.

The average age of a second-time buyer is now 42, according to new research

Second-time buyers have to wait 14 extra years than in 1960's

The average age of a person buying their second home in the UK has climbed to 42, compared to 31 30 years ago, according to new research by the Post Office.

House prices went up by 0.9% in July, said the Halifax

Halifax HPI: Fitch warns house price rise may harm economy

Halifax reports that UK house prices have gone up at the fastest annual rate for three years at 4.6 per cent helped by increased consumer confidence.

Opinion over the government's lending initiatives is split.

UK house prices up by 3.9% in last 12 months

UK house prices continued on their upward trajectory in July, rising by 0.8 per cent according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index.

The Chancellor will outline plans for the Help to Buy scheme today

Osborne primes lenders and builders for Help to Buy 2

The Chancellor, George Osborne has set out plans to mortgage lenders and builders on how they should implement the second part of the Help to Buy mortgage scheme.

Rics says demand for property is on the up

House prices to continue to rise for rest of 2013

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors says house prices continue to grow, demand is at its highest level for over three years and this is set to continue.

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