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.

Should you get a mortgage from a robot?

What do robo-mortgage advisers add to the process? Emma Lunn reports.

More good news on house prices – there’s no sign of them picking up soon

House prices are cooling off. Many want to pin the blame on Brexit. But there’s more to it than that. John Stepek explains what’s going on with Britain’s property market.

Lethargic, but there’s life yet in the housing market

The national housing market is running out of puff, says Sarah Moore. But there are still plenty of regional bright spots.

How to build new houses and satisfy the Nimbys at the same time

People objecting to new housing developments in their neighbourhoods are acting perfectly rationally, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But there’s an easy solution: divert some of the landowners’ profits and buy them off.

MP takes on property developers

Emma Lunn rounds up the property stories from the week that you might have missed.

Are there still opportunities in global property?

The worldwide housing bull market is on its last legs. But not all countries are equally vulnerable to a downturn. Sarah Moore surveys two that are still worth a look.

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