First-time buyers who purchased their homes using the government’s help-to-buy scheme could find themselves short of options when they decide to remortgage.
Investing in property
Property has held up remarkably well since US sub-prime mortgages sparked the financial crisis. UK house prices, for example, have risen to record highs. But there's more to investing in property than buying a holiday home or buy-to-let.
Commercial property has become an attractive investment via, for example, real estate investment trusts (Reits) or even property crowdfunding. At MoneyWeek, you can find some of the best ways of money from investing in property.
UK house price indices
The Halifax and Nationwide indices are based on each lender's mortgage approvals, and exclude cash sales. Both are 'seasonally-adjusted' – the market is slower in winter and busier in spring. The Rightmove index is based on sellers' initial asking pricess, and the DCLG (Dept for Communities and Local Government) index is based on data including house prices, mortgages, transactions and land prices.
Don't buy that house!
The positive climate surrounding the buy-to-let sector is unravelling – fast. A rash move now and you could pay a heavy price.
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New research suggests that the areas with the highest demand were neglected by the government’s scheme, says Sarah Moore.
Housebuilders are setting aside millions to make right the shoddy work done on their new-build properties. Emma Lunn reports.
Homeowners who buy leasehold new build properties, hoping to buy the freehold later may be in for a shock, says Sarah Moore.