Nationwide HPI

UK house prices edged up by 0.1% in March though the annual pace of growth slowed for the seventh month in a row to 5.1% from 5.7% in February. UK house prices are currently around 2% above their pre-crisis levels Continue reading

CML Gross Mortgage Lending

Data on the characteristics of UK mortgage lending in January 2015 was released by the CML. This data is broken down into buy to let lending, first time buyers, home mover and remortgage. Continue reading


The annual price change now stands at 6.5 per cent, bringing the average house price in England and Wales to £180,252 Continue reading


In the busy urban market of Manchester, demand for rented properties is high and this has made it a popular destination for domestic and international buy-to-let investors. Now Grove House, a new development of modern apartments in a prime residential area, is seeking property investors and aims to soak up some of the city’s excess demand. Continue reading

Rightmove’s March House Price Index reported that the price of property coming to market is up by 1.0% (+£2,748), a more muted rise at this time of year for three years suggesting a pre-election slowdown. Continue reading


Conveyancing quotes come in all forms and give various bits of information. Check thoroughly, especially if your quote appears cheaper than most as those firms are likely to apply charges later which are hidden now and in the end you could pay more than a reasonable quote. Continue reading


Buy-to-let investors cashing in their pension pots to raise larger deposits may drive prices up further at the low end of the market – agents are reporting uplift in interest ahead of new pension rules Continue reading

CML Gross Mortgage Lending

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £13.4 billion in February. Continue reading

CML Gross Mortgage Lending

The traditional beginning of year seasonal lull in lending is slightly more prominent in house purchase lending than in previous years, especially in comparison to the particularly strong levels at the start of 2014. Affordability constraints remain a factor for would-be borrowers, but we are still projecting lending to pick up over the next few months. Continue reading

Property in Cyrprus

As with any other type of investment, in the end, real estate investments are about earning good returns in a relatively short period of time with as little involvement on your part as possible. Thus, all general principles of smart investing apply here as well. Continue reading