Here are the top 5 property stories this week
- Home ownership still desired by majority – Investor Today
- Government urged to boost first-time buyers’ market – LocalGov.co.uk
- First-time house buyers ‘are choosing mates over lovers’ – Metro
- London housing market leaves UK in its wake – Moneyfacts.co.uk
- House prices rise 1.4% as UK market defies double-dip recession (but it’s still grim up North) – MailOnline
Despite all the economic and financial difficulties stemming from the credit crunch, 81% of British adults hope to be home owners in ten years’ time, and 74% aspire to it within two years, according to a new research article published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
The Government must invest in the housing sector and urgently revive the first-time buyer market in order to stimulate economic growth, according to new research from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).
Young first-time house buyers are ditching matrimony for mate-trimony as they believe friendships last longer than love.
The London housing market is leaving the rest of the UK trailing in its wake, new figures show.
House prices have seen their biggest annual increase since December 2010 in a sign the market was standing firm in the double-dip recession, figures have revealed.