The old adage has never been more true. Green and pleasant lands have seen huge interest over the last year, but committed urbanites will still pay a premium for well connected properties.
Despite being knocked off it's 2020 perch as National Winner by Stroud, the Manchester suburb of Altrincham retains it's title of the Sunday Times' regional champion for the second consecutive year.
The rush to move house brought on by the pandemic has also been felt in the rental market. The average time to let a property has fallen to the lowest since records were kept.
The newly announced First Homes scheme will offer qualifying first time buyers up to 50% discount on a new home.
A few weeks ago, Nationwide suggested that the property price surge could hit 10% by June. A strong April saw that milestone reached a month early.
With the prospect of offices reopening and bars, restaurants and shopping on the way back to normal, demand for city centre rentals saw a big, big increase in April.
Many private landlords have long seen older terraced houses as the mainstay of a rental portfolio. Recent climate change proposals may force a rethink.
Long known for it's role in the Industrial Revolution, Birmingham morphed into a city of cars and concrete. Now it is reinventing itself as a leading European centre for finance, business services and technology.
ITV commissioned Rightmove to find out where property prices are increasing the most. The North West dominates. Here are the top ten.
Just like their UK based counterparts, many expats recognise the long term rewards available through investment in UK property. Some will use mortgages to help achieve their goals, so here are a few hints that might help towards a successful application.
UK property prices increased at the fastest pace since 2004 according to Nationwide's April House Price Index and could hit double figures by June. At the city level, it is still the North and Midlands leading the way.
When the chancellor announced the mortgage guarantee scheme in his March budget, we said we'd wait to see the details. Now we've got them, and it's not all roses. As well as throwing petrol on the property price fire, they're a really bad deal.
Tax and regulatory changes over the last few years have put pressure on landords owning lower yielding properties. Many are addressing the issue by selling up and buying in the North.
"Bubble or boom? Why ultra-low interest rates mean house prices may never bust". That's The Guardian's headline. Its a long read, so here's a more digestible version....
If a city wants to be taken seriously as a financial centre, attracting a big investment bank would be a smart move. They don't come any bigger than Goldman Sachs.