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All the latest news and insights on the property market for buyers, sellers and renters.

  1. Is your home ‘earning’ more than you?

    One in five homes has increased in value by more than the average salary in the past year alone. Is it time to check how much your home could be worth?

    One in five homes has increased in value by more than the average salary in the past year ...

  2. 1.8m homes pushed into higher stamp duty bands

    Some buyers are set to fork out thousands of pounds more in stamp duty once the tax break draws to a complete close at the end of September. Could you be one of them?

    Some buyers are set to fork out thousands of pounds more in stamp duty once the tax break ...

  3. Stamp duty holiday extension: everything you need to know

    You can still save up to £2,500 in stamp duty if you buy a home before the end of September. Our guide has all the details.

    You can still save up to £2,500 in stamp duty if you buy a home before the end of Septembe...

  4. Stamp duty holiday explainer

    The full stamp duty holiday on the first £500,000 of a property’s purchase price may now be over but you could still benefit from the tax cut. Our guide explains how.

    The full stamp duty holiday on the first £500,000 of a property’s purchase price may now b...

  5. New-build home development hits 21-year high

    The number of new homes being built in England hit a 21-year high in the first quarter of this year. And 81% of them are houses.

    The number of new homes being built in England hit a 21-year high in the first quarter of ...

  6. House prices jump by £10,000 in a year

    High demand from potential buyers and a shortage of homes for sale makes it the fastest-moving housing market for five years, our latest House Price Index report shows.

    High demand from potential buyers and a shortage of homes for sale makes it the fastest-mo...

  7. Garage conversions on the up: we reveal the most popular home improvements in the UK

    If successive lockdowns have had you reassessing your home and lifestyle, you’re not alone. We look at the home improvements that are in hot demand.

    If successive lockdowns have had you reassessing your home and lifestyle, you’re not alone...

  8. Q&A: ‘We think the housing market is on track for its busiest year since the global financial crisis’

    Our head of research, Gráinne Gilmore, looks at what has triggered the recent boom in housing market activity – and what the outlook is as the stamp duty holiday ends.

    Our head of research, Gráinne Gilmore, looks at what has triggered the recent boom in hous...

  9. Mortgage lending soars to record high

    The choice of mortgages available is on the rise as competition intensifies among lenders. Here’s what it could mean for you.

    The choice of mortgages available is on the rise as competition intensifies among lenders....

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