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Rural house price growth outstrips the urban average

While prices are rising in most markets up and down the country, in rural areas price growth is running nearly twice as fast as in cities.

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Where London sits in the cycle

Due to the rush for space, growth has been concentrated in outer boroughs which means that the price gap between inner and outer London has shrunk to its smallest in over a decade.

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Landlord purchases start to slow

The recent rush of investors purchasing buy-to-let properties has begun to wane as the end of the stamp duty holiday looms.

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Pandemic-led shift leaves renting cheaper than buying

Despite rents in Great Britain rising 7.1% over the last 12 months, strong house price growth coupled with increases in higher LTV mortgage rates have added to the cost of buying and owning a home.

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Launch of the First Homes scheme

There have been multiple schemes from governments of all colours aimed at helping private renters become homeowners. First Homes represents the latest iteration.

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Record numbers of build to rent homes hit the market

It’s been just over a year since building sites started to re-open but the evidence since then points to few lifestyle changes that have slowed down the growth of build to rent.

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Time to let falls to a record low

The frantic desire to move bought on by the pandemic has been felt in the rental market too as the time it takes to let a property falls to a record low.

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Hotspots for the over 55's

The buying power of the over 55s should not be underestimated. Last year they accounted for 29% of property purchases or a total of 270,000 homes across England and Wales.

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After the cranes have gone

We look at how pioneering homeowners who bought into regeneration schemes have fared and what it has meant for homeowners who live nearby.

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Trading up

Since the onset of the pandemic, the number of people selling a flat to buy a house has jumped.

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