Letting fees ban is good news for tenants – but beware a backlash

Renters could save about £272 on average from June, but agents may seek to claw cash backIt may be a little chilly for dancing in the streets,...

We’re a couple aged 76 – can we get help to buy a house?

We’re planning to return to the UK from Australia and wonder whether we can get a mortgageQ We are a couple both aged 76 who are currently living...

Could renting without huge deposits become the norm?

Tenants are being offered schemes that do away with the need for large amounts upfront Scraping together a deposit on a new flat is always tough for tenants,...

Facebook and others pledge hundreds of millions of dollars toward affordable housing in Bay...

Facebook and the nonprofit Chan Zuckerberg Initiative are among the participants in a new group that's promising to commit hundreds of millions of dollars to expanding the availability of affordable housing in the Bay...

UK house prices take pre-Brexit hit, says Nationwide

Rise of only 0.5% in December – the slowest annual rate of growth since February 2013Fears over Brexit caused British house prices to all but stagnate in 2018, rising by...

Donald Trump’s New York childhood home listed for $2.9m

House in Queens, which is filled with memorabilia including a life-size cutout of the president, was previously available on AirbnbPeople seeking to live like Donald Trump now have the opportunity...

Should we remortgage our home to build an extension?

A neighbour sold a property like ours – without an extension – for 10% more than we paidQ We have been living in our five-bedroom home for the...

UK house prices fall at fastest rate in six years on back of Brexit...

Outlook for sales the weakest in two decades, say Britain’s surveyorsThe looming threat of Brexit has dragged down the UK property market further, with prices falling at the fastest rate in...

6 ways home sellers will need to shift their mindsets in 2019

In recent years, sellers have called the shots in home-buying negotiations. They've had plenty of leverage, too, thanks to surges in buyer demand, tight inventory and soaring home prices.Lately, sellers have lost their edge...

Outrage as help-to-buy boosts Persimmon profits to £1bn

Builder condemned for making massive gains from taxpayer-funded programmeHousebuilder Persimmon made a record-breaking £1bn profit last year – equal to more than £66,000 on every one of the homes it...

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