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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

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.

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

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.