UK House Prices

Can a Professionally Designed Garden Add Value to Your Home?

William Gray | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

Capability Brown's legacy lies at the heart of our passion for gardens. Outdoor spaces enrich our lives - whether it's a family garden to engage children with the real world, a water garden to attract wildlife or a 'garden room' in which to escape, relax and entertain.

Complaints About House Prices Up By 8% In A Year, New Figures Show

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Complaints about the rising cost of housing are on the rise, new figures show. The number of people complaining about house prices is up 8% year on...

Why Do Estate Agents Still Exist?

Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK
Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes

With the internet potential buyers scour online property sites. As long as your home is on one of these, all buyers will see it. You can also find extensive data on historical sales to decide what valuation is appropriate. The role of expensive high street estate agents appears less clear.

Someone Rushed To Snap Up This Rundown Garage For Over £500,000

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK

This dingy London garage, measuring just 11ft by 7ft, may not seem worth a lot, but someone rushed to pay over £500,000 for it before it even hit auc...

House Prices Have Not Soared This Fast In Seven Years

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics

Average house prices in Britain have jumped at their fastest annual pace in seven years to hit a new record high, official figures show. According ...

Out of Control Property Prices: A Serious Threat to London's Economy

Tom Copley | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Copley

Despite London's housing crisis being one of the black marks on Boris Johnson's mayoral legacy, the key to making housing in our capital more affordable is straightforward and widely agreed - to increase supply and ensure this supply is genuinely affordable to your average person.

Buy This Fort On The Thames And Embrace Your Inner Bond Villain

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

Ever wanted to live in your own fort? This place, boasting spectacular sea views, could be own seven-bedroom mansion, but you may need to do it up a b...

House Prices Soar At Their Fastest Rate Since The Crash

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK

Average house prices shot up by 10.2% year-on-year in July, marking the strongest annual upswing seen since 2007, Halifax has reported. The increas...

WATCH: Carney Thinks Cable's Mortgage Cap Would Ruin The Recovery

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Politics

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has dismissed Vince Cable's call to cap mortgages at three-and-a-half times a house-buyer's salary, warning that ...

Hoping To Buy Your First Home? Here's Why Carney May Have Ruined That

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Politics

Mark Carney boasted that the Bank of England was acting on fears about Britain's roaring housing market by forcing lenders to hand out at most 15% of ...

Carney Admits His Own Plans To Cool The Housing Market Won't Do Much

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Politics

The Bank of England has admitted that its latest measures to rein in Britain's roaring property market will have "minimal" impact, as fears mount that...

House Prices Have Not Soared This Much In A Month Since 2002

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

House prices in the UK have recorded their strongest monthly uplift since 2002, with a 3.9% jump taking average values to £184,464, Halifax has repor...

UK House Prices Have Not Jumped This Far Since 2007

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK

UK house prices have leapt by 11.1% over the last year in the strongest annual growth seen since June 2007, building society Nationwide has reported. ...

London Keeps Massive Lead In 'Strong' UK House Price Boom

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK

House prices are now rising "strongly" across most parts of the UK after official figures showed values leapt 9.1% year-on-year to a new average high ...

Cable: UK Housing 'Much More Unaffordable' For Average Brits

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has warned that a lack of new housing has led to the property market becoming "much more unaffordable" for average Britons. The busine...

Good News For Osborne As Inflation Falls

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics

Britons' pay packets are being eaten away less by inflation as official figures showed that the inflation rate under the Consumer Price Index fell to ...

Will Osborne's Budget Woo British Workers?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been challenged to win around British workers in his Budget as a new poll found how financially battered they have been over recent...

Say Yes to Homes to Solve Our Housing Crisis

David Orr | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Politics
David Orr

We have plenty of land - despite what some people will tell you. As a nation, we can afford to make the investment which puts people back to work, is good for the economy and which delivers great homes. It will take time but it is possible. So why are we not building?

Average UK House Prices Hit Record High

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

House prices have surged to another record high and now stand at one quarter of a million pounds on average, official figures show. Property values...

What Would Happen If Wages Rose As Fast As House Prices?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

As house prices have continued to rise, Bank of England governor Mark Carney has already admitted he can do nothing but "watch" the housing market. ...

Huge Discrepancy Between House Prices And Falling Wages Leads To 'Lost Generation'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

House prices in England are so inflated compared to wages that a “lost generation” has given up on the prospect of ever owning a home. New res...

Why Has Osborne Told Cable To Shut Up?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has been slapped down at Cabinet by George Osborne over his repeated warnings that Britain was in danger of a new house price bubble. T...

Record Demand For Homes Worth £1m Or More

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.12.2013 | UK

A record number of British homes were sold at £1 million or more this year than over any 12-month period, indicating an unprecedented demand for ult...

House Prices Soar At Fastest Rate In Six Years

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

House prices surged by 7.7% annually in November, marking the fastest rate seen in six years, according to Halifax. Halifax said the increase was ...

Golf Courses Take Up Twice As Much Of England As Our HOMES

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK

Golf courses take up twice as much land in England as used for housing, according to recent calculations. With developers struggle to build enough ...