UK Houses

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 ...

Labour Warns EU Migrants Could Take House-Building Jobs Off Brits

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

European migrants are likely to fill thousands of jobs that would be created under Labour's proposed house-building boom if action is not taken to tra...

WATCH: This Machine Can 3D Print A House

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech

Everyone knows there's a housing crisis, and virtually every politician in the land wants to build houses - fast. So if only we had some kind of giant...

Design Your Own City And Win £250,000

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK

The best proposal for building a new garden city in Britain could see its author win £250,000, in a competition founded by Next chief executive Lord ...

London House Prices Rose By £50,000 In A MONTH

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

London house prices soared by over £50,000 over the last month in an "unsustainable" price increase, major property website Rightmove said. Askin...

This London Garage Sold For HOW MUCH?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK

A double garage unit in north London was sold for £251,000 at an auction on Wednesday, putting it at a level well over the price of an average Britis...

Where's Best To Make Money Renting Out Property?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK

London's property market may be so overheated that gardens now sell for £50,000, but a landlord can make a tidy sum buying properties to rent them ou...

First House Price Rise Since 2007

PA | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

House prices in Northern Ireland have increased for the first time since 2007. Between the start of this year and June, residential property prices...

Would You Buy This £250,000 'One-Bedroom Studio'?

Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

A former garage has been put on sale as a "one-bedroom studio" in Highgate, north London, for £250,000. The unit, sold by Winkworths, offers 224 s...

Keep Your Home Safe While You're on Holiday

Lauren Razavi | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Razavi

In the excitement of preparing for a holiday each year, it's easy to forget about the important measures everyone should take to protect their home when leaving it empty for a long period. Between January and December 2012, a total of 3,700,349 crimes were recorded by police, with burglary standing as one of the largest contributors.

Thousands of Empty Homes to Be Restored

Lauren Razavi | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Politics
Lauren Razavi

Some £91 million of government money, directed through the Homes and Community Agency, will be spent in England, with £33 million being ploughed into the North.

The True Cost of Being a Landlord

Phil Shanks | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK
Phil Shanks

Housing remains my preferred investment choice. Get it right and it provides a stable return that keeps pace with inflation. But the revenue return rates are not as high as some would have you believe. They are however sensible, sustainable and therefore attractive as an investment.

Charlie Thomas

Is This The Start Of The Property Market Recovery?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK

House builder Taylor Wimpey brought some much needed positivity to its sector on Monday after it announced its group full year operating profit should...

'Flatmate' Seems to Be the Hardest Word

Hattie Clarke | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hattie Clarke

Living situations are one of the most important and impacting factors for students, and the hardest to get right. Most of my friends have either found that perfect living partnership, or its been disastrous from beginning to end. I belong to the latter party, the one who's dreams never seem to come true.

Right to Buy?

Tom Copley | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Politics
Tom Copley

It was hardly a surprise when a Tory housing minister in a Tory-led government announced that he was to reanimate the corpse of right to buy. Once again, reassurances have been given that each home sold will be replaced. Yet the devil is as always in the detail.

7 Ways To Instantly Upgrade Your Home

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Do you want to take your home from average to luxe with the simple change of furniture or colour swatch? Follow these in-the-know tips from leading...

Lending To First-Time Buyers Surges 74%

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK

Lending to first-time buyers surged 74% during March in a rush to beat a deadline for the end of a stamp duty concession, figures showed today. The...

Number 13 Banned On Council Houses

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK

Durham County Council will ban the number 13 from council houses after a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. The 'unlucky' number will erased from street...

Housing Market Has Spring In Its Step

PA | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK

The housing market has seen a "surprisingly strong" spring bounce after sellers upped their asking prices by the highest monthly jump for a decade. ...

House Prices Fall For Eighth Month In A Row

PA | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK

House prices have dropped year-on-year for the eighth month in a row, official figures showed today. The typical house sold for £205,796 in Novemb...

Death of the Dining Room

William Hanson | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
William Hanson

Dining is, after all, essential to all of us. It is high time we recognise again the importance of communicating and interacting as a family. These two activities, when practiced together, enhance the benefits of both.

Cameron Vows To Boost Right To Buy And Extend Brownfield Building

PA | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK Politics

Thousands of acres of publicly-owned brownfield land are to be released by the Government for housebuilding, David Cameron announced on the eve of the...

Architects Condemn 'Shoe-Box' New Build Homes

PA | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK

Architects have criticised the "shameful shoe-box homes" being built in Britain today, saying many are too small for family life. ...

Kevin McCloud Defends 'Grand Designs'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

By default the houses featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs are usually large, intricate, unique and expensive. It’s not often in the show that...