Land Registry House Price Index – May 2018

Land Registry House Price Index – May 2018

The latest figures from the Land Registry show that annual prices have grown by 4.2% year on year and have been unchanged for the month of March. Scotland enjoyed the highest annual increase at 6,7%, only slightly down from 6.8% the month before. It is followed by the...
Taking a splash could cost you 26% more in property prices

Taking a splash could cost you 26% more in property prices

With another hot bank holiday coming up, many of us will be looking to cool off over the long weekend, but UK homeowners are paying up to 26% more on average for a pool adjacent property with the highest premium reaching 76% more compared to the wider area. % Premium...
Rightmove’s house price index – May 2018

Rightmove’s house price index – May 2018

The latest house price index has been released by property portal Rightmove.co.uk, providing insight on the UK property market based on the asking price of properties being listed to Rightmove for sale. Although the index only looks at the listing price and not sale...
First-time buyers get their own back on buy-to-let landlords

First-time buyers get their own back on buy-to-let landlords

The latest residential analysis from UK Finance and HMRC shows that the proportion of first-time buyers as a percentage of all buyers has increased significantly, while the buy-to-let sector has seen a decline in the number of transactions. The number of transactions...
A Royal increase in UK wedding spend outstrips house price growth

A Royal increase in UK wedding spend outstrips house price growth

With Royal Wedding fever gripping the nation we’ve looked at how the increasing cost of our wedding budget compares to another area of unaffordability, the UK housing market, and what the cost of your big day translates to in terms of a bricks and mortar mortgage...
Bank of England leave interest rates frozen at 0.5%

Bank of England leave interest rates frozen at 0.5%

Today, the Bank of England announced that they will leave interest rates frozen at 0.5% after speculation that we could see an increase of 0.25%. This will be welcome news for thousands of UK homeowners who could have seen the cost of their monthly mortgage payments...