UK Housing Market

'Warped' Osborne Under Fire For Suggesting £250,000 Homes Are Cheap

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been accused of having a "warped view" of the housing market after telling MPs that homes at £250,000 were just at the "lower end"...

Tories Red-Faced As Big Land Sale Fails To Attract Single Successful Bid

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Politics

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles is under fire after it emerged that a high profile scheme to release any unused public land to the public has faile...

Have Half A Million Pounds To Spend? What About This Dingy London Garage...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

This dingy London garage, measuring just 11ft by 7ft, is set to be sold for around £550,000 at auction. In further evidence of the capital's e...

Interest Rates To Remain At Historic Low

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK

Interest rates are expected to remain on hold tomorrow as signs of slowing economic growth and a cooling housing market ease pressure on the Bank of E...

Here's Why You May Not Need To Worry About A Housing Bubble

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK

The housing market showed further signs of a cool-down in September and the trend towards softer property price growth is likely to continue into 2015...

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Top Labour Donor Has All Sorts Of Problems With Ed's Economic Plans

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband's flagship mansion tax would cause "all sorts of problems" like pushing many homeowners into negative equity, Labour's biggest individual ...

Would You Find A £2,800 A Month Flat 'Affordable'? Boris Thinks So

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has come under fire amid reports he is set to approve plans for 98 "affordable" flats that could cost up to £2,800 to rent. The Lond...

London House Prices Are Rocketing

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

London house prices leapt by 21.6% annually in August to mark the strongest annual growth seen in the capital for 14 years, according to Land Registry...

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Ex-Bank Of England Official Slams Labour's 'Very Disruptive' Mansion Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Politics

Labour's plan to hit houses worth over £2 million with a so-called 'mansion tax' would be "very disruptive" and hurt house prices, one of Britain's t...

'Independence Could Wipe £31,000 Off Average House Price In Scotland'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Politics

Scottish independence could lead to another UK housing market crash that wipes £31,000 off the average house price in Scotland, leading property webs...

UK Housing: Making the Long Journey Home

Peter Rolton | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK
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When the recession hit, it wiped out livelihoods and decimated entire markets. In the face of a global slump, Britain's housing sector was no exception; buyers couldn't afford to buy and builders couldn't afford to build. Over the course of several years, the pace of the property market dropped from jet stream to tumbleweed and the UK was left with an increasingly problematic housing deficit.

Carney Won't Wait For Your Wages To Rise Before Hiking Interest Rates

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics

The Bank of England will not wait for Britons' wages to grow in real terms before hiking interest rates, governor Mark Carney has said. Carney's la...

Rents On The Rise As Housing Eats Up More Of Your Income

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK

Millions of Britons are feeling the pinch as they see more than half of their disposable income gobbled up by rent or mortgage payments, according to ...

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...

This Tiny London Studio Could Be Yours For Just £1 Million

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK

Despite reports that the UK property market's ever-soaring prices were calming down, London continues to amaze as a tiny studio flat has come on sale ...

House Prices Hit New Record And Could Soon Be 13 Times Your Wage

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Politics

House prices have risen to a new record of £188,949 on average in July, Britain's biggest building society Nationwide has said, as Labour warn that p...

City Of London's Gherkin Could Now Be Yours...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK

The City of London's Gherkin building has been put up for sale by administrators after it fell into a financial pickle. Administrators are looking ...

UK House Prices Will Rise Even Faster Than You Thought

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

UK house prices could rise by as much as 9.1% this year as Britain's economic recovery takes hold, new research has indicated. Property website Rig...

Carney Deputy Warns Housing Market Is 'Biggest Risk' To UK Economy

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Politics

The housing market remains the "biggest risk' to Britain's economy, Bank of England deputy governor Sir Jon Cunliffe has warned. Cunliffe, who over...

London House Prices Soar At Fastest Rate In 27 Years

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

House prices in London have soared at their fastest rate in 27 years, smashing through the £400,000 average property mark for the first time, Nationw...

Tory Minister Defends Saying Landlords Can Kick Out Benefit Claimants

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Politics

Tory minister Kris Hopkins has defended saying that it would be "perfectly legitimate" for private landlords to evict tenants on housing benefit after...

London Property Prices Have Not Jumped This Far In 11 Years

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

London property prices soared at their fastest annual rate in 11 years in May, although Mark Carney urged Britons to stop obessing about when interest...

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...