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.

Global housing markets are warning that the cheap money is running out

Housing markets around the world are starting to wobble as the supply of cheap credit dries up. John Stepek looks at what’s going on.

Landlords: act quickly and pay your tax

Whether a professional or an accidental landlord, you’ll need to complete a self-assessment tax return each year. Emma Lunn explains.

Don’t rush to invest in new trusts

A number of infrastructure and property funds released share offerings in the run-up to Christmas, says Max King. But don’t rush in quite yet.

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.

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