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.

What does 2019 hold for UK house prices?

Last year, we finally saw some sanity returning to the UK property market, with house prices falling in real terms. John Stepek looks at what to expect this year.

Logistics statistics are stacking up for investors

European e-commerce is set to follow the UK’s lead. Opportunities should follow for investors in logistics, says Sarah Moore.

Landlords: claim what you can

Landlords should ensure they are up-to-date on what they can deduct from property income.

The battle to disrupt estate agents

For a widely loathed profession, traditional estate agents appear surprisingly durable, says Sarah Moore.

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.

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