First-time buyers under the age of 40 in England can now register to buy new homes at a discount of up to 20% off the normal price.
The offer is part of the government's new "starter homes" scheme to encourage home ownership and construction on previously used "brownfield" land.
A substantial 665-acre predominantly arable farm near Oundle, Northamptonshire, is for sale in 21 lots or as a whole for £7.8m.
A contract farming agreement covers the 512 acres of wheat, spring barley and oilseed rape at Green Farm, while 69 acres of permanent pasture is grazed under licence.
The Tenant Farmers’ Association is campaigning for a minimum 10-year term for Farm Business Tenancies, along with tax changes to encourage this. CLA chief surveyor Andrew Shirley sets out the landowners’ case for more choice and fewer restrictions.
The gap between the most expensive and the cheapest regional average house prices in England and Wales is more than £350,000, figures show.
Average property prices in London were £458,283 in London compared with £97,974 in the North East of England in January, Land Registry data shows.
Homes in Oxford are now less affordable to local people than those in any other part of Britain, changing hands for for than 16 times local wages, according to analysis by a leading academic.
Research by Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder professor of geography at the University of Oxford, showed that prices have risen rapidly in the city, pushing property even further from the reach of would-be buyers.
More properties were owned outright than with a mortgage among households in England for the first time in 2013-14, figures show.
Of the 22.6 million households in England, 7.4 million owned their property outright, and 6.9 million had a mortgage, the English Housing Survey showed. The rest rented their homes.
UK property sales fell in January, dropping by 6% compared with a year ago, but estate agents' views vary on the significance of the decrease.
Transactions totalled 97,320 in January, according to the latest seasonally-adjusted figures from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
'Agents' Mutual and its individual agent members could face both fines and litigation'
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The UK farmland market is starting to pick up, with a good range of arable and grassland opportunities entering the market this week.
Hampshire, Aberdeenshire and Lincolnshire all have land and farms for sale this week, as the farmland market starts to pick up for the first time this year.
More than 1,500 acres of mainly arable land is entering the market this week across two farms in Norfolk and Leicestershire.
The number of homes repossessed by lenders last year fell to their lowest level since 2006.
The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) says repossessions fell by 26% to just 21,000, with mortgage arrears also falling to an eight-year low.
The improvement was attributed to the rising levels of employment and continuing low interest rates.
Hundreds of thousands of customers who buy household goods through rent-to-own schemes are being "ripped off", a group of MPs has concluded.
It said some of the poorest people in the UK are being charged interest rates of up to 94% a year to buy TVs or washing machines.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Debt and Personal Finance now wants the regulator to take action.
Three mid-sized livestock and arable units are for sale this week in England and Scotland, offering the opportunity to buy a whole farm or blocks of land.
A flush of smaller farms and land parcels have entered the market across England and Scotland this week, providing opportunity for entrants and those wishing to expand their farming businesses.
More than nine million people rent their homes from private landlords in England alone, but many of them complain about the fees they are charged by agents.
The property redress scheme, which settles disputes, says despite the complaints many agencies in England are increasing their fees and using the extra money to cut costs for landlords.
Interest in small- and medium-scale solar is growing, both for farmer-owned sites and lease projects.
With the recent focus on getting some of the much larger (5MW-plus) projects up and running before a change in the way these are supported takes effect, developers have often overlooked opportunities for 1-2MW sites, says Giles Hanglin, director at Savills Energy .
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