Investing in property

UK house price indices

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.

Peer closely – but carefully – at peer-to-peer property investments

The interest rates on peer-to-peer property investments may look appealing, but investors should tread carefully.

Think the Tories were tough on landlords? Just wait for Labour’s “right-to-buy”

The Labour Party is mulling giving private tenants the right to buy the homes they are renting. Yet another good reason for investors to steer well clear of buy-to-let property.

More good news from the UK property market – house prices aren’t going anywhere

House prices in the UK are stagnating. Far from a disaster, that’s very good news for everyone, says John Stepek. Here’s why.

What DIY builders need to know

Many of us dream of building our own homes – but how do you go about it? Chris Menon explains.

Bag a Brexit bargain in commercial property

UK commercial property stocks look unreasonably cheap, says Max King.

Snap up a bargain at a property auction

It’s a buyer’s market at today’s property auctions. But you still need to do your due diligence before bidding.

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