Regional differences mean Burnley in Lancashire is the most affordable place while Westminster in London is the least affordable, the latest research from the Office for National Statistics has revealed.
Switching off the life support: As Help to Buy draws to a close, we reveal where and how you can still get a 95% mortgage
Launched in January 2014, the scheme was designed to give a much-needed shot in the arm to mortgage lending to buyers with small deposits. And in that sense it worked, as the number of 95 per cent mortgages increased. But with the bandage due to come off in just three months, borrowers with a small deposit are understandably concerned they may start to struggle again.
Will Brexit cause house prices to drop and mortgage rates fall even further? Watch the Property Show
Brexit was tipped as a threat to house prices by experts ranging from economists to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, but now Britain has voted to leave the EU how will the property market fare? In the Property Show we look at that question, explore the latest news from the housing market and get tips from mortgage expert Andrew Montlake on how buyers, sellers and homeowners can get ahead.
Lord of the manor without the financial responsibility: The irresistible appeals of living on the site of a stately home
Developers cottoned on to this idea decades ago, offering a chance to live in an historic site, but without having to take financial responsibility for the entire estate. Certainly that's what appeals to Peter Webber, a buyer at Clevedon Hall Estate in Somerset. He bought a two-bedroom house in the grounds of the listed mansion, which was once owned by the sugar refinery magnet, Conrad William Finzel, and he has no regrets.
Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester and Nottingham see some of biggest house price rises as property in the South takes a breather
House prices dropped by 1 per cent in Cambridge in the quarter and growth slowed in London and Bristol - all of them cities that have in the past recorded some of the biggest rises. On average, prices across Britain's main 20 cities rose by 9.5 per cent to £240,000 in July compared to last year, down from 10.2 per cent in June, according to the latest index by Hometrack.
Do you live in one of the happiest places in the UK? Leigh-on-Sea on the Essex coast is named top spot for contentment
Leigh-on Sea won the accolade after scoring highly on a range of issues, including community spirit and a strong sense of belonging. It's homes, such as the one pictured above, have attracted London commuters looking for a slice on the coast. It wasn't the only seaside resort in the top ten compiled by property website Rightmove, with Troon, on the west coast of Scotland, taking second place.
House prices up £2,000 despite Brexit fears and Slough and Luton are the new property hotspots as homes rise almost a quarter in a year
Slough and Luton (pictured) are Britain's property hotspots, official figures revealed today, with prices in the often-mocked towns rising by almost a quarter in a year. Property prices in June continued to tick ahead despite the uncertainty created by the EU referendum at the end of the month, the latest Office for National Statistics report showed.
Homes of praise: Church conversions are a challenge but the results can be heavenly (and profitable)
Some 1,400 churches have closed over the past five years - that's four closures every five days. And they are often sold at a reasonable price, particularly if they come without planning permission. Converting a church presents its own unique problems and new owners can expect to be challenged by planners and bodies such as Historic England.
Fears mount that borrowers will NOT get lower interest rates as it is revealed that cut to 0.25% could cost UK's banks £1.3bn
Very low interest rates squeeze bank profit margins, so there will be further losses if the 0.25 percentage point cut is passed on to customers. There are fears banks could attempt to contain the damage by not passing on lower rates to borrowers - risking fury from borrowers and regulators. Many current account holders and savers earn zero interest so banks will not be able to reduce rates they pay to those customers.
What I wish I'd known when buying my first home: 18 tips and pitfalls to avoid when leaping onto the property ladder in this scorching market
Eight nail biting months and finally, we have moved into our first home. It's been a treacherous journey full of hurdles - here's what I wish we knew when we started. They might not apply to everyone, some of it may seem simplistic and various titbits are unique to our own homebuying nightmare, but I hope it helps those entering the process, or currently enduring their own slice of hell.