Help to buy has helped the well-off – and made the housing crisis worse...

Conservative politicians have long professed their infallible belief that Britain should be a “property-owning democracy”. From Noel Skelton, who actually came up with the phrase in the 1920s, to Margaret Thatcher, who usually...

New York property barons lose grip on state politics

Beneath the thrum of traffic, the bleat of car horns and the bashing of worksite hammers there was an audible groan in New York City this week. It was the collective wail of...

Wedbush analyst explains homebuilder Lennar upgrade

Jay McCanless, Wedbush Securities, joins 'The Exchange' to discuss why he upgraded Lennar to outperform. READ SOURCE

These 15 cities boast the best 20-year returns on home values

For example, at the bottom of the list is Flint, Michigan, where home values have been sliced by more than 57% — to $19,300 currently from $45,300 in 1999. Dayton, Ohio, has experienced...

These home improvements can help shave money off your utility bills

Quiet Cape Cod neighborhood, Hyannis Port, Barnstable Town, Massachusetts.Nine OK | Getty ImagesIf you want to bring your home utility costs down, you may want to double-check your energy efficiency.If your air conditioner...

Valuations in China and Hong Kong look 'fairly decent': Investor

Binay Chandgothia of Principal Global Investors says he would start looking to add exposure to stocks in Hong Kong and China as they sell off more. He says the markets could fall up...

Glasgow’s prime properties drive growth

“Glasgow is more friendly and a bit more trendy than Edinburgh, in terms of its people,” says Ann Laird, chairman of the Friends of Glasgow West Association. Glasgow’s homeowners certainly have the bragging...

Mortgage lender Quicken Loans sees record loan volumes

"We're having record months. This quarter will be the largest quarter in the company's history," Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner says. READ SOURCE

NAO says 60% of help-to-buy buyers did not need state support

More than half of people using the government’s help-to-buy loan scheme could have purchased a home without support from the state, according to Whitehall’s spending watchdog. In a critical report into the government’s flagship...
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