Buying a property is a daunting prospect, as for many people, it will be the most expensive purchase they ever make. Our handy guides include advice on how to buy different types of property, how much it costs to buy a home, and how to get the most from estate agents.

  • How to be smarter with your property search

    February 11, 2019

    PrimeLocation has thousands of properties for sale or rent - and some pretty nifty tools to make finding the right one much easier.  

  • How to search for disabled-friendly property

    January 23, 2019

    Looking for a disabled-friendly or accessible home on PrimeLocation? Here’s how to do it.

  • How to buy a property at auction

    December 10, 2018

    Buying property at auction could snag you a bargain, but it can also be a risky business. Here's how to negotiate the potential pitfalls.

  • All the questions to ask when viewing property

    December 10, 2018

    "I wish I'd asked..." is a commonplace feeling after a property viewing, so arm yourself with this checklist before you turn up on the doorstep.

  • Everything you need to know about buying a Georgian home

    March 16, 2018

    From grand country piles and elegant tree-lined terraces to Palladian villas, the building boom of the 18th century has left us with a wealth of stunning Georgian architecture.

  • Prime property guides: mansion blocks

    March 16, 2018

    Built as high density housing for the middle classes, the desirable locations and enduring charm of London's mansion blocks ensure their popularity today.

  • Everything you need to know about buying mews houses

    March 12, 2018

    From their lowly stable origins, mews homes have long been the hideaway of choice for the city's wealthier inhabitants. But what makes them so attractive?

  • 6 perks of a new-build home

    July 26, 2016

    Looking for your next place to live? PrimeLocation rounds up the benefits of buying a new-build home.

  • Guide to the Consumer Code for Home Builders

    June 8, 2016

    The code has been designed to protect the consumer and make the process of buying a newly-built home smoother and more transparent.

  • The ultimate first-time buyer guide

    May 18, 2016

    Are you ready to buy a house or flat for the first time? Read PrimeLocation’s ultimate first-time buyer guide before you take the plunge.

  • Guide to the 3% Stamp Duty surcharge

    April 8, 2016

    If buying another property is on your agenda this year, you’ll need to factor in the Government's confusing 3% Stamp Duty surcharge. Here's what you need to know about the tax.

  • Cost of buying a house

    November 17, 2015

    Buying your first home is one of the most exciting experiences of your life. But the process is also filled with administrative requirements - and, of course, expenses.

  • Guide to ground rents

    December 11, 2014

    Ground rents can be surrounded by an air of mystery, but for those in the know, attractive returns of 5 per cent are possible.

  • Potential costs of buying a home

    September 2, 2014

    It is one of the most exciting experiences of your life. But purchasing your first property is filled with administrative requirements and, of course, expenses.