Guppies – not yuppies! Fewer young people now aim to buy homes…

More than four in 10 British adults under the age of 40 who do not currently own a home have apparently given up on owning their own properties. According to property portal Zoopla, this swathe of the population has now been dubbed Guppies (Given Up on Properties). They are in stark contrast to the “Yuppies” […]

Is the property market still stabilising?

Buyers and sellers are back doing business but the outlook for the housing market still hangs in the balance, according to property portal Zoopla. The company’s house price index looks at the latest housing trends in May 2023 and highlights why recent inflation figures might put a brake on market activity. It suggests UK house […]

Cost of living: first-time buyers will need to earn even more to buy a home

The average first-time buyer will need an additional £12,250 of income – compared to a year ago- to buy a home, according to the latest House Price Index from Zoopla. The research carried out by the property portal also revealed those hoping to live in London will need an additional £35,000 due to predicted higher […]

Total value of the UK homes surges

The combined value of UK homes has surged to over £10 trillion this year as strong demand and a lack of supply continues to drive house prices higher according to Zoopla. With the average UK household income now £34,100, some properties are making more than their owners’ salaries as the total value of homes has […]

Top five tips for finding your next rental home

Rental properties are in high demand at the moment so here are our top tips for anyone keen to find something soon: Do your research Make sure you know exactly where you want to live and what your budget is. Check properties like this do exist. Think about whether you want to live alone or […]