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.

Help-to-remortgage needed

Help-to-buy homeowners face a limited choice when the time comes to repay, says Sarah Moore.

What are the odds on the ideal outcome for UK house prices?

Stagnation or a gentle decline in house prices is the best-case scenario for the property market. John Stepek explains why, and looks at whether we’re likely to get it.

Don’t write off commercial property

The UK housing market is in the doldrums, but commercial property still has a lot to offer, says Max King.

Prime London going cheap(er)

Build-to-rent investors are snapping up London flats, says Sarah Moore. Should you join them?

House prices aren’t just slipping in the UK – this is global

The UK, the US, Australia – house prices are falling all over the world. John Stepek looks at what drove property up, and why the world’s property markets are now slowing down.

US housing market wobbles

The US housing market’s recovery from the global financial crisis of 2008, which has seen prices hit new all-time highs, may be beginning to falter. 

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