There are concerns homeowners are being ripped off.
Poorer communities get "locked into" poverty and ill health cycle.
Research reveals startling differences in home ownership compared to 20 years ago.
April 22nd marks Earth Day, a global initiative created to raise awareness of environmental challenges. This is not simply a concern for government and big business. Everyday households can do their bit too - starting in the kitchen.
The government's long-awaited white paper on housing - due to be published shortly - is widely expected to feature measures to promote downsizing by older homeowners. The proposals are predicted to include exemptions on stamp duty for older people moving to smaller properties, thereby freeing up larger homes for younger families as part of the answer to the housing crisis.
The Council for Mortgage Lenders have announced a glowing increase in mortgage activity year-on-year for March. Does this represent a storm of people rushing for funding before the Mortgage Market Review ("MMR") provisions came in or is this a representation of how there is an air of financial confidence and prudence in the minds of sellers and buyers alike?
For the uninitiated The Bid could best be described as a sort of curiously 21st Century psuedo-auction; where hapless house hunters secretly e-mail the top price they are prepared to part with for a flat innumerable others will no doubt also have dreams of owning. It's unforgiving.
I visited about fifty houses during my exhausting thirteen days of looking for a home - Since I still got my sociological attitude I started clustering the landlords into categories, creating five ideal types of landlords you could potentially stumble upon.
London needs to deliver more homes of all types to support its economy and population boom - about twice as many as during the past twenty years but, intriguingly, only about half as many as were built each year during London's house building boom in the 1930s, despite the wider economic challenges of that decade.
Home inspectors are extremely popular with homeowners who are looking to sell. Different from building or code inspectors, home inspectors go through each section of your home to ensure that any defects are brought to your attention that could hurt the sale of your property.