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Millennials are the most educated generation to date and employment for this age group is at a record high. In 2016, the employment rate for millennials was 82.1% and by 2020 they will represent 50% of the workforce. In many ways, millennials have bright futures ahead of them. But there’s one thing that they may never manage to achieve and that’s to own their own houses.

Owning a home is a very large investment. It can often prove to be the most valuable asset you are ever going to own. One thing to be aware of is that according to new research around one-third of all homes in the UK are now selling for less than their asking price. So what factors might bring down the price of a property?


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Getting a foot on the property ladder: A millennial’s guide

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Wednesday, 08 February 2017 14:25

The new property trap affecting thousands

When putting pen to paper to buy a new home, most people expect to know how much they...

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 14:22

House prices fall as market cools in 'correction'

House prices fell in value by 0.9pc last month as the market market started to cool, according to Halifax.

The rise of Generation Rent- number of young homeowners halved in the last 20 years

New property tax operationally successful, say MSPs

Mortgage market to plateau until 2018, lenders warn

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 00:00

Low stock levels

House prices may be booming, but sales levels are stuck in the doldrums, according to new figures from Lloyds Bank.

Can't buy, can't rent. Where will future generations live?

Banks are being forced to pay more for five-year funding, pushing rates up.

Britain's house-price boom threatens to turn into a property crash within months, warn industry experts, as a key survery is set to reveal there are now more sellers that buyers.

Woodstock House has views over the Blenheim Palace estate, the birthplace of Winston Churchill, but needs £3 million of repairs.

Forget London's overheated property market, it is landlords with properties in the Midlands who are benefiting from the UK’s best rental yields.

Asking prices fall for first time since 2010, but Conservatives' majority win is set to unleash the property market.

In a growing form of cybercrime fraudsters are targeting property sellers and their solicitors.

When your pension lump sum burns a hole in your pocket, be aware that London rental yields are at their lowest for seven years. So buy-to-let may not equal get rich quick.

At £400 a month this Kingston room share has everything, even the kitchen sink.

A relatively painless route to extending your home is available, but don’t delay - it's only available until next spring.

The new high-speed Crossrail route will drastically cut journey times into the capital from 2018, changing the lives of millions of Londoners and suburban commuters.

'Good times for property buyers won't last': Experts warn the era of low interest rates is OVER... and the average mortgage rate could rise to 7 per cent in just two years

Property price crash could happen within months as sellers finally outstrip buyers (but they'll continue to rise for another year)

Monday, 13 April 2015 00:00

House price growth continues to slow

House price growth continues to slow - but the average home still earned a respectable £788 in March alone

Estate agents intentionally overvaluing homes as sellers ask for around £74k more than property is worth

Should we move back in with parents to save for our first home - or will lenders look more favourably on us if we are meeting monthly rent payments?

Friday, 03 April 2015 00:00

The disappearing property ladder

Many Britons have been brought up with "getting on the property ladder" as a major life goal. But is the ladder disappearing, asks Mariella Frostrup.

Charity’s report slams ‘rip-off’ agencies and says transparency alone won’t solve the problem

Rising rents and a shortage of affordable housing blamed for households being forced into B&Bs and the hands of private landlords.

Millionaire David Stocker, 61, tells a court that his life of luxury is over after divorce battle and he has been left effectively 'homeless'

Charging to store someone else's belongings or let them park off-road at your place is a growing trend.

Technically, this property (pictured) is a three bedroom detached house in Hertford Heath, Hertford, on at £795,000 with Hetheringtons. But it started life as a Victorian water tower (it's now Grade II listed) and the three spacious floors of Tower House are linked by a hugely impressive oak spiral staircase. Inside there's a distinctive industrial feel and its detached garage has an intriguing blue slate roof.

Prices rising fastest in the north of England with London market cooling and falls recorded in Wales, Scotland and West Midlands

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