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.

Buy warehouses, not Amazon

As the rise of e-commerce continues, invest in the logistics necessary to keep it all going, says Sarah Moore.

How will the stand-off in the UK property market be resolved?

Property buyers can be forgiven for being wary. But sellers don’t want to accept lower prices. So, which way will house prices go, asks John Stepek.

Profit from the Russian recovery

UK investors struggle to understand this Russia-focused property fund, says David C Stevenson. But that just makes it an attractive bet for the brave.

Help-to-buy wants its money

Early adopters of the government’s help-to-buy equity-loan scheme must now pay for the privilege. Sarah Moore explains.

An alternative moneymaker from property

Investors looking for a higher yield from property should consider this bond from LendInvest, says David Stevenson.

Think twice before banning tenants

Landlords and letting agents must make sure that they don’t discriminate against benefit claimants. Emma Lunn explains.

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