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.
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).
US house prices grew at twice the rate of inflation in 2014, according to the S&P/Case Shiller housing survey, but it says the recovery is "faltering".
Price growth edged up slightly in December, with prices up 4.5% from a year earlier compared with a rate of 4.3% in November and October.
The 20-city home price index covers about half of US homes.
The survey said there was "softness" in the housing market despite the otherwise robust economy.
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