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The next stage of Help to Buy is here, but will it really help?

As first-timers get new government aid to purchase a home, Chiara Cavaglieri looks at the pros and cons

House prices on climb as the regions spring back into life

House prices are rising at their fastest rate since May 2007 as London property surges ahead and many regional markets show their first positive growth for more than five years, latest research suggests.

As rents rise, there may not be a better time to buy

Cheap mortgages can help you, not your landlord, benefit from the market, says Chiara Cavaglieri

The 10 Best pet gadgets

From drinking bowls to collar-attached cameras and useful apps, we look at the best ways to care for your dog and cat

Soaring rents at 11-year high

Rents are at the highest level for more than a decade as house prices stretch beyond the means of would-be buyers, according to new research.

House prices to continue surge as bubble fears grow

House prices are set to increase far faster than first thought, according to Britain’s biggest online property site.

Mayfair developers are hoping for a happy landing with Cambridgeshire airfield project

A pair of Mayfair high-fliers have plans for a disused Cold War airfield, says Laura Chesters

Julian Knight: A boom in house prices? What boom in house prices?

That is the question which many people outside London who can't sell their homes will be asking

There are two major centres in the Tarn - historic Castres in the south and Albi in the north, with its imposing 13th century red brick cathedral and Toulouse-Lautrec museum

British buyers target Tarn in homes hunt

As prices rise in well-trodden parts of France, buyers search for a bargain. By Julian Knight

Look before you leap if you fancy an off-plan deal

Buying early can save money, but watch out for falling prices and other problems. By Chiara Cavaglieri

More than 7,000 buyers have signed up since the scheme was launched in mid-April

New loan scheme aims to bring empty homes back into use

A new scheme hopes to help solve the country’s housing shortage by handing cheap loans to owners of Britain’s 710,000 empty properties.

Property prices rise at fastest rate since 2007

Low rates and improving economic outlook mean demand continues to outpace supply

Signs of the times: renewed activity in the housing market is held as a cause of celebration, but rising prices just mean your next home will cost more

Kate Hughes: House price rise doesn't have any bearing on real life

Your home might be worth more on the market, but you still need somewhere to live

In for a penny: More people are being caught in the inheritance tax net but one solution is to give money away

Rising house prices means more will face inheritance tax

Making use of your allowances now can reduce your IHT liabilities to the minimum. By Chiara Cavaglieri

The number of mortgages approved by banks to home buyers soared to a 17-month high in June

Loans to first-time house buyers at highest level since 2007

The number of buyers climbing onto the property ladder for the first time is at its highest level since the financial crash in 2007, figures revealed today.

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