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DIY fanatics warned as home improvement return on investment falls

With more than half of UK householders planning DIY projects over the forthcoming Bank Holidays, a new survey by HSBC has revealed that the potential increase in property value as a result of home improvements has dipped in the past year.

City house prices up 382% over past 25 years

With 26 towns applying for city status as part of this year's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Halifax has looked back at how house prices in cities have performed over the past 25 years.

UK house prices edge up by 0.6% in February

The price of a typical UK home edged up by 0.6% in February, taking the year on year rate of house price growth up to 0.9% from 0.6% in January, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index.

UK house prices drop as the European market slows

UK house price declines slowed during 2011 as the overall European housing market remained subdued, says the latest RICS European Housing Review.

Nine-month prime property price rally ends

Asking prices for prime properties – the top quarter of the market by value – have fallen by 0.5% over the past month, ending a nine month rally in which asking prices for prime properties hit new heights, according to the latest prime house price index from property website PrimeLocation.com.

UK house prices decline by 0.2% in January

House prices declined by 0.2% in January, but are 0.6% higher than one year ago, according to the Nationwide House Price Index.

Cost of moving rises faster than house prices over the past decade

The cost of moving house in the UK has risen at a faster rate than house prices over the past decade, according to new research by Lloyds TSB.

The right time to buy property

The state of the property market has been, quite literally, talked to death over the last few years. Everyone has an opinion, and pessimists are always quick to paint the gloomiest of pictures.

Woking is UK's top house price performer in 2011

Woking in Surrey recorded the biggest rise in house prices among major UK towns and cities over the past year, according to new research by Halifax.

Britain's most expensive streets concentrated in the royal borough

Around the corner from Kensington Palace, Campden Hill Square in the heart of fashionable Holland Park is Britain's most expensive residential street ­ with an average price of £4,863,000, according to latest research from Lloyds TSB.

UK relocators push up house prices

Homeowners in the most popular locations to move to in England and Wales have seen the value of their property double over a decade, according to new research by Halifax.

London prices still rising, but signs of life elsewhere too

Data released by the UK Land Registry for October paints a mixed picture of house prices in the UK, according to expatriate mortgage specialists, Offshoreonline.org. Average prices across the UK fell by 0.9%, one of their worst performances since early 2009.

House prices up 0.1%

House prices in 2011 Quarter 3 (July to September) were 0.1% higher than in the previous quarter, according to the latest Halifax House Price Index. This was the first quarterly rise since 2010 Quarter 1 (0.6%).

Ready to sell? Prepare to name your asking price

Once you decide to put your property on the market, how do you know how to price it accurately?

Average house prices in 'new' university towns increases

Over the past decade, average house prices in the 'new' university towns (those established since 1960) have increased by 70%, from £91,612 to £155,953, according to research by Lloyds TSB.