UK Housing Market

Here's How You Can Boost Your Home's Value By Nearly £40,000

PA | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

Home owners could boost the value of their property by more than £37,000 by converting the loft or by almost £20,000 by adding an extra bedroom, acc...

How Much Did Councils Spend On Going To Cannes?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics

Many council officials enjoyed a sun-kissed March as they attended the MIPIM Property Conference in Cannes, the most exclusive spot on the French Rivi...

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...

Which UK Street Is The Most Infested With Estate Agents?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics

Hoe Street in Walthamstow, east London, has been dubbed "Britain's most estate-agent infested high street" after research found that nearly one in thr...

Is Osborne Planning To Help With Stamp Duty?

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

George Osborne is considering a potential stamp duty tax credits scheme in a bid to unblock the "current log jam" in the supply of new housing. Ha...

LOOK: Insanely Expensive Mayfair Flat Now On Sale

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK

This £18 million Mayfair apartment in London's Grosvenor Square has come on sale, with the rare achievement of being the most expensive apartment per...

Your Average Central London Flat Could Cost £36 MILLION By 2050

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

The average small central London flat will cost more than £36 million by the middle of the century, according to one of the biggest investors in "pri...

LOOK: Ridiculously Fancy Chelsea Pad On Sale For £28 Million

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

London's housing market continues to stay pricey as the latest figures from Nationwide show that house prices lifted by 9.4% year on year in February ...

Is Osborne Taking This Guy's Credit For The UK's Recovery?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics

Mario Draghi, the head of the European Central Bank, may have had "more to do" with the improving state of the UK's economy than George Osborne's poli...

This Tiny Ex-Coach House Was Sold For HOW Much?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

A former coach house in St John's Wood, north London, has been sold for more than £300,000 at auction - three times its asking price. The two-sto...

LOOK: Bargains To Be Had On Streets With Rude Names

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

Streets with naughty-sounding names like Crotch Crescent, Turkey Cock Lane, Bell End and The Knob could turn out to be a haven for property hunters lo...

LOOK: £780,000 Per Year Could Get You This Amazingly Lavish London Pad

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK

Audley House, a huge Grade II listed Georgian mansion, can now be rented for £15,000 per week, making it easily one of the most expensive rental prop...

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. ...

LOOK: Hideously Lavish £90m Home With 21 Bedrooms Now On Sale

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

London's property market continues to attract house-buyers with big wallets as a home in Mayfair has gone on sale that could lay claim to be Britain's...

Muslim House Hunters Can Now Get Osborne's 'Help To Buy'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Politics

Muslim house-hunters will be able to use George Osborne's Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme now ministers have unveiled a version which is compati...

George Osborne's Narrative of Recovery: Just Another By-Product in the Manufacture of Consent

Daniel Woods | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Woods

After figures showed the UK economy returning to growth, a recalcitrant was quick to presume vindication of his economic strategy, and he hasn't looked back since. Osborne is emboldened to the extent, that he opines all doubts over his approach have been conclusively proved wrong.

LOOK: Who Lives On London's Billionaires' Row?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

The Bishops Avenue, in Highgate, North London, has been dubbed "Billionaires' Row" for all the wealthy residents who live there. Local estate agent...

Would You Buy This £2m 'Total Wreck' Of A Home?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A £2 million, three-storey villa off London's exclusive Kensington High Street has gone on sale, with one problem: even the estate agents admit it is...

Brits Still Clamouring to Get 'on the Ladder' - But at What Cost?

Jeremy Cook | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK
Jeremy Cook

As we get older we are encouraged to let the fears of our youth recede. However, one of the most common fears is a 'fear of missing out'; Do you believe you're missing out and everything good is happening somewhere else? That's a tough one to shift, and it can certainly be identified in our attitudes towards the housing ladder.

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...

LOOK: Here's How Shockingly Fast House Prices Have Shot Up

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

House prices soared by 8.4% over 2013 across the UK as the housing market revival took hold, Nationwide has reported. The annual increase in prices...

LOOK: Britain's Housing Crisis Explained In One Depressing Graph

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Business secretary Vince Cable has today warned against a "recovery based on property inflation", as new figures show the government's mortgage guaran...

House Prices Rose By HOW Much This Year?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK

House prices in three-quarters of postcodes across England and Wales ended the year on average 4.4% higher than they were at the start, according to p...

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...