Why prospective buyers shouldn’t bet on house prices falling

Taking your first step onto the property ladder is an important milestone in most people’s lives, but the strong housing market growth in recent years has made this difficult. For many young people, it has been increasingly hard to purchase a home without significant financial help from loved ones. According to figures from the Office […]

What would a replacement for Stamp Duty look like?

In 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a Stamp Duty holiday in an effort to buoy the flagging housing market. The holiday’s success has led to calls for the tax to be abolished, or at least replaced, to give a further boost to the housing market. If you’re looking to buy a house in the near […]

What 2021 may hold for the housing market

2020 was a year of mixed fortunes for the housing market. The initial lockdown saw a stagnation and slight fall in house prices, but this was followed by a strong rebound after July. This rebound also saw the average house price in the UK break the £250,000 threshold. While the housing market is enjoying strong […]