UK house prices raised age of ownership by eight years since 1997

In 2018 buyers were 34 before half had bought their own home; in 1997 the age was 26Britain’s increasingly unaffordable housing market has delayed the age when most...

UK estate agents at their gloomiest for 10 years, says Rics

Expectations, demand and sales expectations all down in latest market snapshotBrexit uncertainty and a lack of affordability in some areas continue to stifle the UK housing market, leaving...

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...

UK house prices fall in January as Brexit puts off buyers

Biggest monthly drop since April comes while annual growth slows to 0.8% – HalifaxHouse prices in the UK fell 2.9% in January from December and the annual growth rate...

New-build homes: why some owners are left feeling the cold

We investigate shoddy building practices that mean higher-than-expected heating billsNewly built homes are more energy efficient than ever, the government said this week. But thousands of buyers are...

Overcrowding in social housing in England soars to 24-year high

More than 300,000 households squeezed into too few rooms, official figures showOvercrowding in social housing has increased to the highest level since government records began 24 years ago...

Lloyds unveils 100% mortgage for first-time buyers

Purchasers need no deposit if family can back the loan by moving 10% of price into bank’s saver accountritain’s biggest lender is to offer 100% mortgages to first-time...

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,...

America’s most expensive home sells for $238m to hedge fund boss

Penthouse at 220 Central Park South is 34 times bigger than average Manhattan apartment: ‘Hope he got a lot of bathrooms,’ says homelessness advocateThe hedge fund founder Ken...

UK rents fall for first time in a decade

Yorkshire records biggest percentage decline but signs emerge rents are rising againRents across Britain fell in 2018 for the first time in a decade, offering relief for tenants...

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