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Bargains are harder to come by for house hunters in market towns

Homebuyers typically part with nearly £23,000 more to reside in a market town in England, according to latest research from Lloyds TSB.

Value of detached houses up by over £640 per month in past decade

The value of Britain's detached properties has increased by an average of £642 per month over the past decade, the largest increase in cash terms compared to other property types; according to latest research from the Halifax.

Rural property values outperforming urban areas

Rural house prices have slightly outperformed those in urban areas since 2007, according to research from the Halifax.

Home extensions can add significant value to the average home

Adding an extension or a loft conversion to your home could increase its value by almost a quarter, according to research by Nationwide.

UK house prices rebound in August

UK house prices rose by 1.3% in August, the largest monthly increase since January 2010, reversing the declines recorded in the previous two months, according to the Nationwide House Price Index.

Property sellers trim asking prices to secure summer sales

The number of properties for sale across the UK that have been reduced in price at least once by their owners to try to secure a sale is at a nine-month high, according to property website Zoopla.co.uk.

National Parks attract £90,000 house price premium

Homebuyers must pay nearly £90,000 extra to reside in some of the nation's most iconic beauty spots, according to research from Lloyds TSB.

UK house prices continued to slide in July

UK house prices declined for the fourth time in five months in July, with prices falling by 0.7%, according to the Nationwide House Price Index.

East End house prices continue to benefit from Olympic glow

With just a few days to go before the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, research from Lloyds TSB reveals that homeowners living close to the main site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have seen the value of their home rise by nearly £70,000 since London's winning bid was announced in July 2005.

House prices in the most picturesque locations rise by £110,000

Homeowners in some of the most picturesque locations in England have seen the value of their property rise by more than £900 a month, on average, over the past ten years, according to new research by Lloyds TSB.

Europe’s woes hit global house prices

The Knight Frank Global House Price Index recorded its weakest annual performance since the depths of the recession in 2009, recording only 0.9% growth in the year to March 2012.

House prices 86 times higher since start of Queen's reign

As we approach the Diamond Jubilee and sixty years since Queen Elizabeth II took to the throne, HSBC examines 60 years in the property market under the monarch.

House prices edged down by 0.2% in April

The price of a typical UK home fell by 0.2% in April, following a 1.0% decline in March, according to the Nationwide House Price Index. This is the fourth time in five months that prices have declined. House prices were 0.9% lower than April 2011.

UK house prices fell by 1% in March

The price of a typical UK home fell by 1% in March, pushing the year on year rate of house price growth into negative territory for the first time in six months, according to the Nationwide House Price Index.

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.