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  1. Demand for homes up 11% as buyers and sellers return to market in growing numbers, boosting sales. Our Executive Director of Research, Richard Donnell, has the latest.

  2. The average rent in London is now £2,119 per month after +6.4% growth in the last year. The cheapest average rent is in Bexley (£1,520) and the highest average rent is in Kensington and Chelsea (£3,460) although rental increases are slowing in the most expensive parts of the city.

  3. The average rent in the UK is now £1,220 per month after 8.3% growth in the last year. The highest average rent in the UK is in London (£2,119) while the North East has the lowest monthly rent (£695).

  4. The Bank Rate has remained unchanged for the fourth time in a row since it was raised from 5% to 5.25% in August 2023. Rate cuts aren’t expected until later in the year but mortgage costs have still been falling. 

  5. Ruth Stone is a Strategic Communications Project Manager at Crisis and her role is all about helping people understand the realities of homelessness. Here, she shares 4 things you might not know about homelessness.

  6. At the beginning of 2023, commentators predicted home values would plummet by as much as 10% over the course of the year. Here’s what actually happened.

  7. House price falls are slowing as more sales are being agreed in the first weeks of 2024. Get the latest on property prices and market trends with our House Price Index for January 2024.