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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.

Buying a house

Buying a house is an exciting time and one that should be enjoyed. Our range of guides provide you with useful tools, top tips and advice to help you make an informed decision on your property purchase.

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

Up and up and up – why are asking prices continuing to rise and what does this mean for buyers and sellers?

Despite the cost-of-living crisis, political uncertainty and various other factors at play, asking prices for UK properties continue to rise – and rise at astronomical rates.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, Finding a house

Homes with gardens – are they still in high demand and do they command a premium?

A look at whether having an outside space really adds as much value to a British home in 2022 as it has in the past?

Buying a house, Finding a house, Selling a home, Plants and Gardens

Crossrail is finally coming – what will it mean for London property?

After many years of delays, controversy and complications, Crossrail is finally set to open in the first half of this year, more than three years after its proposed original start date. 

Buying a house, London moving advice, Costs and Fees, News

Rising cost of living – how has it affected the home-buying market?

The current cost of living crisis is arguably the biggest squeeze on living standards since the 1950s.  

Buying a house, Moving home, EPCs, News

More upfront information on property listings – what has changed?

Following the recent joint announcement by Trading Standards and the Government regarding upfront information on property listings, here’s what it could mean for the industry. 

Buying a house, Finding a house, Estate Agents

Is it really best to buy instead of renting?

Most people looking to move out from their family home will be told that buying is the better option to renting. But is this always the case?

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, Renting, First Time Buyer

How do I explain to my parents that the property market is different now?

When asking older family members for advice on buying your first home, a problem many young people face is a difference in attitudes towards buying based on the generational changes in the market.

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, First Time Buyer