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We study the property market to bring you interesting and relevant news from the world of property buying, selling and more in the UK and abroad.

Autumn Statement – what did we learn about property?

In his much-anticipated Autumn Statement, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt laid out his tax and spending plans in an attempt to reverse the impact of Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget.

Buying a house, First Time Buyer, News

A ghostly premium? Living near a haunted spot could boost your asking price

Despite what you may think, living near ghosts and ghoulies may make your property more sought after.

Buying a house, Finding a house, Selling a home

The new housing minister – what do we know?

With Liz Truss' new government, yet another housing minister has been brought in. Here's a look at Lee Rowley and what his plans are.

News

How best to keep your home warm and avoid insulation scams this winter

With energy prices soaring and the cost-of-living crisis biting, this winter looks set to be tough for many people.

Surveys, Help and Advice

What is Liz Truss’ Stamp Duty cut and who does it really help?

A look at the recent changes to Stamp Duty thresholds announced in the mini-budget and what impact it will have on home buyers.

October 2022

Liz Truss as the new Prime Minister – what has she said about housing?

A look at what Truss has planned for housing and levelling up is the latest conservative leader.

News

Mortgage affordability stress test scrapped – why has this happened?

The Bank of England recently removed a required test for those looking to get a mortgage. So what does this mean for the future of the process?

First Time Buyers, Finance, Buying a house, Mortgages

The top 5 places in the UK to live where you don’t have to drive

There are many reasons why you may want to live somewhere where you don't need a car - maybe you can't drive, you want to reduce your carbon footprint, or you can't bear seeing how much it costs to fill up your car these days.

Buying a house, Finding a house, Moving home, General Moving Advice

50-year mortgages – what was announced?

Governments have long battled with the dilemma of how to make houses more affordable for First Time Buyers – and even in its dying days, the Boris Johnson government has been no different.

First Time Buyer, News, Mortgages