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 prices, and the ONS (Office for National Statistics) index is based on data including house prices, mortgages, transactions and land prices.

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A bad year for London – and landlords

The past year may be remembered as one in which London property finally faltered in its one-way ascent, says Sarah Moore.

Homeowners stuck with shoddy new-builds

Just over half of new-home owners have experienced major problems with their properties, says Sarah Moore.

How to meet skiing trends head on

Sarah Moore reveals what skiing trends you need to think about before you buy that dream chalet in the Alps.

Are holiday homes the new buy-to-let?

Letting out your home to holidaymakers could offer you a better deal than buy-to-let. Sarah Moore explains.

Buy-to-let investors need to do their sums

In his recent Budget, Philip Hammond promised there will be “more maths for everyone”. That’s going to be especially true for buy-to-let investors, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Landlords leave buy-to-let behind

Landlords have finally come to the conclusion that the buy-to-let sector is no longer worth the effort, says Sarah Moore.

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