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 contrarian bet on London housing

House prices are falling in the capital. But for contrarians, the current gloom provides a great opportunity, says Max King.

The buy-to-let boom is on its last legs – what happens now?

More and more landlords are throwing in the towel and putting their properties on the market. Is this the beginning of the end for buy-to-let?

Think twice before buying a new build

Living on a private estate might has snob appeal, says Emma Lunn. But it could also be more trouble than it’s worth.

The UK housing market is in deep freeze – but will that mean lower prices?

Britain’s housing market is freezing over – nobody wants to buy property at the moment. John Stepek explains why, and where things might go from here.

How Universal Credit hurts landlords

Universal Credit is set to change the way that landlords are paid rent by tenants who receive benefits – and not necessarily for the better.

A low-cost way to buy global property

Sarah Moore looks at a cost-effective way of buying property abroad.

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