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  1. The average rent for new lets in the UK is £1,226 after a +6.6% rise in the last year. Rents for new lets will rise more slowly this year, but only a major supply boost will help with rental affordability.

  2. House prices have fallen 0.1% over the last year while market activity continues to improve with a higher supply and more sales agreed. Here’s the latest on the UK housing market from the Zoopla House Price Index for May 2024.

  3. A third of homes for sale are cheaper to buy than rent, with the average first-time buyer saving £93 a month on a mortgage instead of renting.

  4. From a Scottish castle featured in Netflix’s The Crown, to ‘castle’ houses in Oxfordshire, and a Baronial-style castle in Devon, here are the hottest homes with battlements available now.

  5. Looking for an unusual home? From a James Bond-style superhome to a home on the most beautiful street in the Cotswolds, one of these quirky gems might just have your name on it.

  6. The Bank Rate has remained unchanged for the sixth time in a row since it was raised from 5% to 5.25% in August 2023. Meanwhile, average mortgage rates on two- and five-year fixed rate deals have increased for the first time in six months.

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