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London homebuyers pay thousands to live close to excellent schools

In new research conducted by London estate agency, Bective, it was discovered that homebuyers on the search for a property near an outstanding school pay the...

Good times ahead – brokers optimistic about new-build sector in 2022

More than three-quarters (79%) of mortgage brokers feel optimistic about how the new-build housing market will perform in 2022, new research from TMA Club reveals. However, despite...

London’s busiest housing markets where the most homes have sold

A study from London lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves uncovered which London boroughs have been the busiest in the past 12 months when it comes...

New Year budgeting tips revealed

As we’ve entered another New Year, now is as good a time as any to re-evaluate our spending habits and get our finances in order. For first-time...

Mortgage roundup – new year, new products, new rates

In the first mortgage roundup of 2022, Introducer Today takes a look at the latest mortgage news, from Landay’s bolstered Green mortgage and Accord’s product revamp,...

Homebuyers reveal what estate agents can work on in 2022

Estate agent, Nested has discovered that the majority of recent UK homebuyers rated their estate agent’s performance as middle of the road, with a more proactive...

New homebuyers plan to spend thousands on home improvements

Estate agent comparison website GetAgent.co.uk recently surveyed 1,101 homebuyers to uncover their upcoming plans after their property purchase. The findings show that the majority of homebuyers who...

Zero carbon chaos – period homeowners struggle to reach net-zero

More than three-quarters of the UK’s period homeowners admit they are unsure of how to improve their properties as part of the government’s zero-carbon commitment. New research...

Revealed - 15% of landlords unaware of new EPC policies

New research conducted by specialist savings and lending bank, Shawbrook Bank, has revealed that 15% of landlords lack knowledge about impending energy performance certificate (EPC) rating...

Study - Homebuyer demand stands strong during Q4

The latest Homebuyer Hotspots Demand Index by the estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has found where England’s strongest homebuyer demand hotspots were for Q4 2021. GetAgent’s Hotspots...

2022 and the future of the housing market

2021 proved to be one of the most hectic years to buy and sell a home. We witnessed prices soaring to record highs, mortgages rates at...

London high-end homes rise in demand

In a recent property market analysis, put forward by London-based lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves, market growth during the final quarter of 2021 was...

Mortgage cost rises could hit London buyers the hardest

Market analysis has revealed where house price growth could stutter should monthly interest payments start to climb as a result of the latest interest rate increase. Real...

Study - London still home to the most £1m+ transactions

A study by Henry Dannell, a specialist mortgage broker, has discovered how London remains the nation’s million-pound property market hotspot despite a challenging year that saw the...

Selling up in 2022? This is how much you’re likely to have made

A study by MoveStreets, the property portal designed for the mobile generation, has uncovered how much current home sellers are likely to have made when it...

Revealed - rental demand plummets by 15% in Q4

New findings put forward by Estate and letting agent Barrows and Forrester shows that rental demand dropped throughout the last quarter of 2021. During this period Omicron...

How can the mortgage industry deliver the green agenda?

When looking at the problem for a greener future many people point to cows or cars, when in fact the housing market is responsible, according to...

Homeowners – how could an interest rate rise affect you?

With the Bank of England raising interest rates for the first time in more than three years, Brian Murphy, head of lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau, shares...

Study – 23% of buyers put off by Christmas decorations at viewings

Research from estate agent Nested has found how decking the halls could impact the sale of your property this festive season as nearly a quarter of homebuyers...

Revealed - one third of landlords aim to increase their portfolios in 2022

In a new report put forward by Shawbrook Bank, it was revealed that landlord confidence is at a high level.  Covid-19 continues to impact the property market...

80% of consumers still confuse a mortgage valuation with a survey

A webinar poll conducted by Countrywide Surveying Services (CSS) has highlighted that four out of five consumers still confuse a mortgage valuation with a survey. When asked...

The festive road names where house prices are 95% above average

A study by GetAgent.co.uk has found the cost of buying a property across one of the nation’s festive road names, with a Christmas cracker of a property...

Revealed – 8% uplift in the prime London rental market

In new research conducted by London estate agent Bective, it has been revealed that the prime London rental market has benefited from an 8% uplift throughout...

Just 25% of lenders currently offer green or net-zero mortgages

COP26 saw ambitious global net-zero targets being promised and industries are having to adapt to meet the national targets. Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) asked 64 mortgage lenders...

80% of advisers confident that the equity release market will grow in 2022

Recent research from leading later life lender more2life has found that 80% of equity release advisers are confident that the market will grow in 2022, a...

Hometrack's new Broker AVM set to boost the mortgage market

Hometrack, the leading provider of insight and intelligence to the UK mortgage market, has launched a Broker AVM, building on its 20-year heritage of providing over £3.320...

How can technology change the financial services sector?

For mortgage and protection advisers there is no disagreement that managing a bank of clients from the initial meeting until completion is hard work. As an...

Revealed - 6.5% of pandemic property purchases are new builds

Throughout the pandemic, people across Britain have purchased new homes. Changes in lifestyle trends and schemes that make purchasing a new home more attainable have pushed...

Covid curse: FTBs forced to raise an extra £23k to buy first home

First-time buyers (FTBs) that have bought their home in the last 18-month period since March 2020 have experienced an increasingly expensive process, forcing them to raise...

Study - Planning permission can boost property prices

A new study by Birmingham estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester, has uncovered how much properties could make in the current market when selling with the...

UK house prices predicted to climb by 5% in 2022

In a recent UK housing market forecast, Rightmove uncovers what changes the industry can expect throughout 2022.  The UK's leading online real estate portal and property website predict that...

Going green goes wrong – 41% of homeowners unaware of their EPC rating

Research from Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) has shown that only a quarter (24%) of consumers know what the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating on their property...

Millennials remortgage without advice despite lacking confidence

New data has shown that millennials (25-44) are as unconfident in their ability to manage their finances as younger Gen Z consumers (18-24), and yet in...

Deposit Unlock mortgages launches nationally

Deposit Unlock, a mortgage scheme that allows new build buyers to purchase with a 5% deposit, has launched nationally with 17 major builders after a successful...

Staging your home could add £47,000 when selling

Recent property market analysis by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves have found that staging your home during the selling process could boost your...

The stamp duty holiday leaves homebuyers up to £120k worse off

In July 2020 the stamp duty holiday was kickstarted by chancellor Rishi Sunak. It gave first-time buyers and home movers up and down the UK a...

Study – most expensive and affordable cities to sell your home

Recent research from the estate agent comparison site,GetAgent, has analysed how a house price boom has affected the cost of selling a home across 20 major...

Revealed – top tips on how to bolster your credit score

In this guest piece, Uswitch compiles a list of common occurrences that can impact a credit score, along with potential remedies that can give it a...

Poll shows 94% of brokers are yet to ‘sell’ a green mortgage

A webinar poll conducted by Countrywide Surveying Services (CSS), one of the leading suppliers of valuation panel management services, has revealed brokers’ attitudes towards green mortgages. Some...

New homebuyers across England experience 1.6m snagging issues

A snag is a slight issue or defect in a property that occurs once building work has been completed. A broken, unfinished, or damaged part of...

Rejected! A third of UK mortgage applications get the red light

One in three mortgage customers in the UK were rejected by lenders during the process of applying for loans, research from KSEYE has found. The bridging lender’s...

Road to homeownership for FTBs is longer than expected – study

New research has shown it will take aspiring first-time buyers significantly longer to get on the property ladder than they expect. The study conducted by Yorkshire...

Mortgage roundup – a host of opportunities for borrowers

This mortgage roundup highlights the latest updates and features from the UK’s leading lenders, from custom-build mortgage products and holiday let mortgages, to criteria for interest-only borrowers. New...

Building Britain - Cities where the most homes are being built

Across the UK property demand continues to outweigh supply. To overcome this issue house building targets have recently been revealed. During the Autumn Budget chancellor, Rishi...

Study - The post-pandemic property features which can boost your house value

A new study by MoveStreets, a property portal designed for the mobile generation, has found which home improvements are most likely to add the most value...

Portal problems – sellers overpricing by up to 41% across major portals

British house sellers are overpricing by as much as 41% when it comes to the price at which they list their homes on the major portals,...

Good news for advisors – tech prevails and business bounces back

Data released by independent equity release advisory service, Equity Release Supermarket (ERS), shows that there’s a continued desire amongst their customers to maintain a digital approach. Digital transformation...

Homes for sale with electric car charging points rise six-fold in a year

New data from the property website, Rightmove, has revealed the number of homes listed for sale across Great Britain with an electric car charging point installed...

Property photos paint more than a thousand words - they’re pivotal to your sale

New research by MoveStreets, the property portal made for the mobile generation, has revealed how a picture can do more than paint a thousand words, it...

Homeowners – five cost-cutting steps for mortgage repayments

Nisha Vaidya, mortgage expert at Uswitch, explains how homeowners can use low-interest rates to their advantage and help make their mortgage more affordable.  UK mortgage interest rates are...

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