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KEYWORD "Housing" - 195 RESULTS
Right to Buy debuts in top five most searched UK mortgage criteria

Right to Buy became one of the most-searched for criteria by brokers for the first time in July, according to Knowledge...

21 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Cogress launches Innovative Finance ISA

Property investment company Cogress has launched its Innovative Finance ISA (‘IFISA’) in a move to diversify IFISA-eligible bonds. With a minimum investment...

09 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Over a third of UK homeowners have no form of protection

Over a third of people who purchased their mortgage direct from a lender have no protection policy in place, the latest...

24 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank Finance first property firm to launch later life lending

Knight Frank Finance has launched a later life finance team, making it the first major player in the property sector to...

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Average Bank of Mum and Dad mortgage contribution rises by £6,000

The Bank of Mum and Dad (BoMaD) is currently spending an average of £6,000 more than in 2018 to help loved...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

‘Reform stamp duty for downsizers’, says Dudley BS

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in its current form is a ‘major obstacle’ to the housing market, particularly for older people...

22 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Trussle hosts ‘digital march’ to fix broken mortgage system

Trussle, the UK’s first online mortgage broker, is campaigning for fairer mortgages. The company has launched a manifesto which seeks to champion...

23 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Nearly 200,000 annual movers are ‘last-time buyers’, IMLA reports

Over-55s now make up nearly 200,000 owner occupier housing transactions in England each year, according to the latest study from the...

11 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Is Help to Buy dying? London sales fall by 64%

The number of properties available in London under Help to Buy (HTB) has declined by 64% since 2017, according to modular...

22 March 2019

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer mortgage completion rate at three-year high

First-time buyers (FTBs) saw their completion rate for mortgage offers through intermediaries reach a three-year high of 89% in Q4 2018. That...

15 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth slows to lowest rate in five years

Average property prices in the three months to October were 1.5% higher than in the same three months a year ago,...

09 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Millennials forced to delay marriage and kids to get on the property ladder

People aged 18-34 are having to make sacrifices not experienced in previous generations to get onto the property ladder, according to...

26 October 2018

From: Breaking News

More clarity is needed around future of Help to Buy scheme, says IMLA

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) is urging government to provide clarity around the future of the Help to Buy Equity...

12 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Bank of Mum and Dad seeking financial and legal advice

The Bank of Mum and Dad is now seeking financial advice and guidance, according to new research from Key. The independent equity...

30 August 2018

From: Breaking News

'Ageing population is putting a strain on later life lending model' - IMLA

Homeowners are ageing at a faster rate than the UK population as developments in post-retirement lending put a strain on the...

30 August 2018

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers push through summer property transactions

The proportion of sales made to first-time buyers rose by five percentage points to 29% in June, the highest figure recorded...

09 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Supply up in May as sellers prepared for summer slowdown

The proportion of homeowners selling up increased in May, as sellers tried to secure offers before the housing market’s typical summer...

29 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Successful first-time buyer mortgage applications reach two-year high

Over three quarters (76%) of first-time buyers’ mortgage applications via intermediaries resulted in a completion in Q1 2018, the highest number...

15 June 2018

From: Breaking News

One low rate

Lenders must say what they mean and mean what they say! And that includes not offering a silly low monthly rate...

17 May 2018

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Hanley Economic BS changes criteria across near prime product range

Hanley Economic Building Society has introduced two criteria changes across its near prime product range. Borrowers who have been in a Debt...

10 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgage firm expands during second-year milestone

North-East-based mortgage services firm BH Mortgages has appointed Niamh Taylor as case and business administrator. Launched in 2016 as part of the...

29 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Nationwide becomes the newest member of the Equity Release Council

Nationwide is the latest building society to join the Equity Release Council (The Council) following its introduction to the lifetime mortgage...

28 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Digital advice and GDPR take priority at Mortgage Vision 2017

Information on the impact of general data protection (GDPR) and how advisers can create their own digital customer experience are just...

02 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Level 4 mortgage exam qualifiers reaches 1,000-mark

Approximately 1,000 advisers have now passed the RQF Level 4 certificate in Advanced Mortgage Advice, according to The Society of Mortgage...

25 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Record August for The Mortgage Hut

The Mortgage Hut has seen a year on year rise of 30% in mortgage applications in August despite the traditional seasonal...

05 September 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Second steppers’ find it harder to move up the property ladder

Up to 18% of homeowner’s ready to climb the property ladder find it harder than buying their first home, according to...

05 September 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers make up half of all property purchases in July

First-time buyers accounted for half of all home purchase valuations in July, according to the latest research from Connells Survey &...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Efficiency in commercial architecture

President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement earlier this year doesn’t seem to have put a dent in a basic architectural...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

TMA launches remortgage product via The Melton Building Society

TMA Mortgage Club is giving its members an exclusive fee-free 75% LTV discount rate deal following its partnership with The Melton...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Gifted deposits fall for both first-time buyers and investors

The number of first-time buyers and buyers of investment properties has fallen in the last two years, My Home Move say. First-time...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

ASTL appoints new speakers at its annual conference

The Association of Short Term Lenders has announced the first two speakers - Lorna O’Brien of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

UK household wealth rises to over £10 trillion

Research from Lloyds Bank Private Banking shows that the total household wealth in the UK reached an estimated £10.5 trillion in...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

New survey shows alternative housing choices young people would make

A study revealed that a third of young people would choose to buy and live in a caravan if they couldn’t...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General joins the retirement housing sector

Legal & General has announced its development of Inspired Villages Group, an operator of later living accommodation which formed out of...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Bank of Mum and Dad to lend 23% more in 2017

The so-called Bank of Mum and Dad will lend 23% more funds in 2017, putting it on a par with the...

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Total gross mortgage lending to hit £260 billion this year

The mortgage market will reach its highest level of gross lending since the financial crisis during 2017, the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders...

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

March housing supply at lowest point since records began

The number of properties available to buy through estate agents in March was the lowest level recorded for the third month...

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Mortgage accessibility at post-MMR high’ - IMLA

Brokers are encountering fewer difficulties when sourcing mortgages for clients than at any point since the introduction of the Mortgage Market...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Quarter of young Brits have given up on home ownership

A quarter of young people believe the only way they'll ever own a home is by inheriting cash, research by Halifax has...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Tenet announces tie-up with Vida Homeloans

Tenet, a Leeds-based mortgage adviser support group, has announced a new partnership with specialist lender Vida Homeloans, the latest in a...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Eleven buyers chasing every property, say estate agents

As the supply/demand imbalance continues there is an average of 11 prospective buyers chasing every property for sale, according to NAEA...

01 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging boom a sign of growing uncertainty, says broker

A significant rise in people re-mortgaging to improve their existing homes could hit the new-build property market during 2017, mortgage broker...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Teach money management and mortgages at school, urges industry firm

In response to last week's Housing White Paper, mortgage management firm Computershare Loan Services has urged the government to make sure...

17 February 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers on the up, research reveals

The latest research from Connells Survey & Valuation has revealed that January saw an increase in the number of first-time buyers...

17 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Popularity of shared ownership on the rise

Conveyancing firm My Home Move's latest research has revealed that the appeal of shared ownership schemes has risen by over 130%...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

IMLA on the lookout for new executive director

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) is on the lookout for a new executive director.  The news follows Peter Williams' announcement that...

25 January 2017

From: Breaking News

HPI shows strong annual price growth

The UK House Price Index for November 2016 revealed an annual price rise of 6.7%, taking the overall average property value...

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth slows, Nationwide index reveals

Annual house price growth slowed in October, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index. It fell from 5.3% in September...

07 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Lending to first-time buyers at its highest since 2007

A new report from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has shown that more mortgages were handed to first-time buyers in...

11 August 2016

From: Breaking News

The fall in ownership – it’s about affordability rather than the cost of mortgages

Data published this week by the Resolution Foundation confirms the continuation of the downward trend in home ownership in the UK.  Since 2003...

04 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth stable at 9.2%

House prices in the three months to May were 9.2% higher than in the same three months a year earlier, according...

08 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Skipton drops first-time buyer lending cap

Skipton Building Society has removed its maximum loan size cap for first-time buyers. It said this follows a 20% increase in UK house...

03 June 2016

From: Breaking News

London is even more expensive than you think

The average London property may come with an eye-watering price tag of £550,000 but the real cost of buying is even...

26 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Housing sentiment holds strong despite uncertainties

Housing market sentiment remains strong with most owners optimistic about the future despite market uncertainties, new research shows. Households in all UK...

23 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit could fuel “mass exit” from housing market

The housing market could suffer from construction skills deficit and plunging rental demand if the UK votes to leave the EU...

19 May 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices dip for first time in a year

Demand for UK property has dipped for the first time in 12 months in the latest sign of housing market weakness. However,...

12 May 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers desperate as housing crisis deepens

First-time buyers are "increasingly desperate" to buy a place of their own as the housing crisis deepens, new research shows. Today, 73%...

11 May 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house price slowdown continues

UK house price growth slowed more than expected in the three months to April, further evidence of a slowing property market. House prices in...

10 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Remortgage surge offsets seasonal slowdown

The surging remortgaging sector has helped to offset April's seasonal housing market slowdown, new figures show. Total valuations carried out in April rose...

09 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage crackdown ‘disregards renters’

Government-backed plans to impose new restrictions on the availability of buy-to-let mortgages are likely to be bad news for tenants. That is...

05 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Pressure on new mayor to resolve London’s housing crisis

New data showing a sharp decline in property affordability in the UK capital will put pressure on the new London mayor...

04 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage timebomb for ‘generation rent’

A new report from Halifax has found that delays in getting on to the property ladder could force many people to...

04 May 2016

From: Breaking News

First signs of housing market slowdown

Two sets of industry data published yesterday suggest that house price growth is finally starting to slow. Nationwide's figures showed annual house price...

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Supply soars as buy-to-let investors exit

The number of properties for sale jumped by more than half in March as buy-to-let investors exited the market. Demand fell at the...

26 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Halifax launches 1% cashback offer

Halifax has launched a 1% cashback offer for first-time buyers and home movers across its mortgage range. First-time buyers and home movers...

26 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let “chain reaction” drives prices to record high

Asking prices have hit a record high due to the rush of buy-to-let investors looking to beat the stamp duty surcharge. The...

18 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let boom and Brexit create climate of uncertainty

The housing market is facing a “climate of uncertainty” as the UK waves goodbye to buy-to-let boom, according to the Royal...

14 April 2016

From: Breaking News

House price growth hits double digits again

House price inflation has hit double digits for the first time in almost two years with prices rising more than £20,000 in the...

08 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Market awaits lull after buy-to-let storm

Buy-to-let investors were racing to beat the new 3% duty surcharge right up to midnight on 31 March as a frantic first quarter drew...

04 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals leap in February

Brokers have welcomed latest Bank of England statistics that show a jump in mortgage approvals in February. The increase was partly down to...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investors “storm housing market”

Buy-to-let investors are said to be "storming the housing market" as estate agents report an increase in the numbers trying to...

30 March 2016

From: Breaking News

House price growth continues to accelerate

UK house prices continue to accelerate increasing by 7.9% in the year to January, up from 6.7% in December. Prices were driven...

23 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Lifetime Isa won’t ease supply problems

Property experts have warned that Chancellor George Osborne's new Lifetime Isa will do nothing to solve housing supply and affordability problems. From April...

17 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Large investors sucked into stamp duty surcharge

Chancellor George Osborne surprised many in the property industry by confirming that larger buy-to-let investors must pay the new 3% stamp duty...

17 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Does property market face fresh Budget tax shock?

The property industry is calling on Chancellor George Osborne to reform stamp duty and boost housing supply in Wednesday’s Budget, but...

15 March 2016

From: Breaking News

150,000 now own through Help to Buy

More than 150,000 people have become homeowners through the Government’s flagship Help to Buy housing scheme. New official figures show that 80%...

11 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let chokes out first-time buyers

The rapid growth of the buy-to-let market during 2015 has come at the expense of first-time buyers, new research shows. Buy-to-let grew...

10 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Higher-LTV lending squeezed as purchases soar

House purchase values rose 20% in the final quarter of 2015 yet there was also a worrying drop in higher-LTV lending. The...

09 March 2016

From: Breaking News

House price surge set to slow

Two new sets of figures show house prices continue to power upwards but property experts warn a slowdown could be in sight. The...

04 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Supply plunges amid  swarm of buy-to-let investors

The supply of available housing has plunged to a new low while demand from buyers has surged in recent weeks. Housing supply...

02 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Is this the last hurrah for the housing market?

House prices leapt by 2.5% in January to mark the biggest monthly upswing for 14 years, Land Registry figures show. The average...

29 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let market defies tax crackdown

Property experts have welcomed steady growth in private rents as a sign that the buy-to-let market is shrugging off the Government's tax...

29 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit adds to housing market uncertainty

The Brexit referendum is adding to housing market uncertainty which has seen a 2% drop in sales in major UK cities,...

26 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Call to scrap stamp duty hike for parents helping children

Tax experts have urged the Government to scrap the stamp duty surcharge for parents helping their children become first-time buyers. Chancellor George...

24 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Bridgebank Capital provides much needed marketing bridge

Quantum by Bridgebank Capital has completed a £5.4 million short term loan advance to an international, high net worth investor; with...

23 February 2016

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One in 10 millenials will “never own home”

Almost one in three "millennials" still with live with their families and almost one in 10 say they will never own a...

23 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit could knock 5% off house prices

UK house prices could drop by 5% if the UK votes to leave the EU in the referendum on 23 June. Prime...

22 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Property millionaires set to triple

The number of million pound properties in the UK will more than triple by 2030, new research suggests By that date, one...

18 February 2016

From: Breaking News

The wheels are coming off buy-to-let

Mortgage brokers have suggested that the wheels may be coming off the buy-to-let bandwagon after new figures showed lending to landlords...

17 February 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer lending hits eight-year high

First-time buyers returned in force in December to borrow £4.5 billion, a rise of 18% on one year ago. This also marked a rise of...

17 February 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices leap over £8,000 in a month

The price of property coming to market has leapt by 2.90% this month pushing the average asking price to within a...

15 February 2016

From: Breaking News

L&G Mortgage Club posts 15% rise in sales

Legal & General Mortgage Club has posted 15% sales growth to make 2015 another record year. It pinned its £46 billion of sales...

15 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let flood drives prices higher

The flood of buy-to-let investors looking to beat the forthcoming 3% surcharge on stamp duty is driving house prices even higher...

12 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let drives mortgages to nine-year high

The housing market has been given a one-off boost from the surge in buy-to-let lending triggered by April’s tax changes. New figures show that...

11 February 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices jump another £3,500 in January

The collapse in the supply of houses for sale has forced prices to new highs with an average increase of £3,500...

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit two-year high

New figures show the housing market defying the traditional seasonal slowdown in December as mortgage approvals hit a two-year high. The number of...

02 February 2016

From: Breaking News

London soars as average price tops £514,000

London property prices rose at double the pace of the rest of the UK last year, new figures show. Prices in the capital...

01 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Housing supply collapses by half in 10 years

The supply of available housing has almost halved in 10 years while the number of buyers has steadily risen. This growing imbalance between...

29 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let: the storm is coming

The housing market is facing a buy-to-let "storm" as investors rush to buy property before the stamp duty surcharge comes into...

26 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let surcharge boosts housing demand

Chancellor George Osborne's looming stamp duty surcharge is driving housing demand as buy-to-let investors rush to beat the tax hike. The latest RICS UK Residential...

21 January 2016

From: Breaking News

House price rise at fastest rate for eight months

UK house prices leapt by 7.7% in the year to November after rising at the fastest rate for eight months. This compares...

20 January 2016

From: Breaking News

2016 gets off to a flyer

The property market has made a bright start to 2016 with the average home coming to market priced £1,500 higher than...

18 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Construction dip worsens housing shortage

Construction industry output fell by 0.5% in November to put even greater pressure on the UK housing market. The shortage of properties...

18 January 2016

From: Breaking News

2016 “critical year for housing market

2016 will be a critical year for the property market as we see the impact of the global economic slowdown and...

18 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents rise twice as fast as wages

Average UK rents climbed 3.8% in 2015, twice as fast as wages, new research shows. This was largely down to the housing...

15 January 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices jump £1,500 every month

House prices in England and Wales have risen by nearly £18,000 in the last year, an average rise of nearly £1,500...

14 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage market is “buzzing”

Brokers say the housing market is "buzzing" as latest Halifax figures show activity rebounded in December. Prices rose 1.7% in December, reversing...

08 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Nationwide cuts 95% LTV mortgage rates

Nationwide is cutting selected deals by up to 0.40% across its range of 95% LTV fixed rate mortgages from today. Its two-year 95%...

06 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Housing market shrugs off winter slowdown

Mortgage approvals for house purchases rose again in November as the market defied a seasonal winter slowdown. Loan approvals for house purchases...

05 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Middle earners forced off property ladder

Continuing property growth will push prices beyond the reach of low to middle earners next year. 2016 will prove a growing struggle...

24 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Housing market set for bumpy ride in 2016

The UK housing market is in for a bumpy ride next year as new property taxes hit sales and prices. Higher stamp...

22 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let rents and house prices set to “sky-rocket”

House prices are set to soar 50% and rents more than 25% over the next 10 years, new figures suggest. The proportion...

17 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Strong December growth points to buoyant 2016

The housing market is set for its strongest December since 2006 and next year should be equally buoyant, according to Rightmove. Asking...

14 December 2015

From: Breaking News

IMF warns of UK housing market threat

The IMF has warned that the UK's unbalanced housing market could threaten future economic growth. It said the UK economy is on...

14 December 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers enjoy pre-Christmas bounce

First-time buyer activity jumped in November with a 31% year-on-year rise in valuations. This was slightly higher than the increasing overall housing...

11 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage market set for buoyant end to 2015

The mortgage market is enjoying a buoyant end to 2015 as two new sets of figures published yesterday show continuing strong...

09 December 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices will rise up to 6% in 2016

House price growth will slow in 2016 as buyers struggle to get on the housing ladder and interest rates potentially rise,...

07 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Older borrowers desperately need help now

The Council of mortgage lenders has urged action to make it easier for older and retired people to take out mortgages. The...

04 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Over-55s underestimate property wealth by £90,000

Homeowners aged over 55 are sitting on £90,000 more property wealth than they realise thanks to soaring house prices. This extra housing wealth...

04 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Chancellor's attack could destroy buy-to-let

Chancellor George Osborne’s stamp duty surcharge could backfire by slashing tax revenues as investors desert the market, experts have warned. Steve Bolton,...

03 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty changes save buyers £1.9bn

George Osborne’s stamp duty reforms announced last December have saved home buyers £1.9 billion in the last year. The average saving since Osborne...

03 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let surcharge set to cause “mayhem”

The new surcharge on stamp duty for buy-to-let and second homes is set to cause conveyancing “mayhem” next year. Broker Conveyancing has...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer sales soar to six-year high

House sales to first time buyers accounted for nearly a third of total sales in October, the highest proportion since August...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Investors get set for buy-to-let “scramble”

Property market experts have warned that the forthcoming buy-to-let surcharge on stamp duty will trigger a shortlived scramble for property in...

30 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let tax will spark property boom and bust

Mortgage experts have warned that Chancellor George Osborne's latest assault on buy-to-let could trigger a housing market "boom and bust". The surcharge was...

27 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Brokers blast “aggressive attack” on buy-to-let

Mortgage brokers have attacked the Chancellor’s "truly aggressive attack" on buy-to-let in his Autumn Statement and Spending Review yesterday. George Osborne punished...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Cautious welcome for London Help to Buy

The Chancellor's pledge to build 400,000 new homes and support young buyers in London have been welcomed by the property industry but...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

UK prices leap as average London home hits £531,000

UK house prices increased by 6.1% in the year to September 2015 with London and the South once again leading the...

18 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Market shrugs off seasonal November dip

November has seen the smallest seasonal drop in new seller asking prices since 2011, setting the scene for higher prices in...

16 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Housing market enjoys bumper October

Two new sets of figures published today showing the housing market firing on all cylinders into the autumn. House in England and...

12 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords snap up a million homes

Buy-to-let landlords have driven a massive shift in the property market that has taken a million homes out of residential ownership...

09 November 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices rise nearly 10% in a year

UK house prices rose 9.7% in the year to October and should continue climbing over the coming year, according to the...

06 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Property wealth of over-55s to hit £2.5 trillion

The total property wealth of over-55s in England will double to almost £2.5 trillion by 2035, according to new research by Age...

06 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Fresh warning of London bubble

London is on track to be in a house price bubble by 2017, new research suggests. The latest alarm call about the...

03 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Remortgage surge drives housing market

A dip in the number of mortgage approvals for house purchases in September was offset by a sharp rise in remortgaging. The Bank...

30 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Dramatic surge in equity release sales

Equity release has posted the biggest quarterly rise for 11 years as over-55s withdraw a record £5 million of housing wealth...

27 October 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers fight back in September

First-time buyers accounted for 29% of total sales in September, a rise of 45% compared to August. The National Association of Estate...

27 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Homeownership now an unrealistic dream

Nearly half of Britons believe that homeownership is now an unrealistic dream, a new study shows. One in 10 Brits expects to be...

23 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Lending surge gathers pace in September

Mortgage lending is enjoying its best spell for seven years after surging 12% year-on-year to £61.4 billion in the third quarter. The...

22 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Strong buyer demand drives market activity

The property market continued to tick over in September with activity up 5.4% on the same month last year. There were 106,030...

22 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let crackdown “harms tenants more than landlords”

Loss of higher rate tax relief and tighter regulation on buy-to-let could harm tenants more than landlords by constraining the supply of rented...

20 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Housing market slows despite low mortgage rates

Latest figures show UK house prices slowed in the year to August with annual growth of 5.2%. That is unchanged from July,...

14 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Housing market activity at six-month high

UK housing market activity climbed to its highest level for six months in September. The total number of property valuations was also the...

13 October 2015

From: Breaking News

September sales and prices hit eight-year high

Last month was the strongest September for home sales since 2007 as the property market enjoyed an Indian summer. The growth was largely...

09 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Cameron's starter home plan won't solve housing crisis

The property industry has warned that Prime Minister David Cameron's plan to build 200,000 new starter homes won't be enough to keep...

08 October 2015

From: Breaking News

September mortgage lending hits new highs

Two new sets of figures published today show that September was another buoyant month for the housing market. There was a 20% year-on-year...

08 October 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices fell in September

House prices fell by nearly 1% in September as the annual pace of growth starts to ease off, new figures show. This...

07 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Housing sentiment high despite rate hike fears

Growing expectations of a base rate hike have failed to dent the public's confidence in the outlook for house prices. The quarterly Halifax...

06 October 2015

From: Breaking News

HSBC cuts mortgage prices

HSBC has announced a reduction in a wide range of home loan rates. The bank has cut the cost of a...

02 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Labour launches attack on buy-to-let

The Labour party has outlined plans to impose further cuts to tax breaks for landlords and introduce rent controls to keep...

29 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Property sales go from strength to strength

Residential housing market activity defied the summer slowdown to post strong growth in August. The latest HMRC Property Transactions figures for August 2015...

23 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let rents in summer slump

The number of landlords increasing rents for tenants fell in August, the first drop this year, new figures show. Only one in three...

22 September 2015

From: Breaking News

August strongest month for lending since financial crisis

August was the strongest month for gross mortgage lending since the financial crisis with loans totalling £20 billion. That is 12% higher...

18 September 2015

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House prices rise 9% as shortages bite

UK house prices rose 9% in the past year after a strong summer that saw prices leap 3% between June and August,...

11 September 2015

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Housing market enjoyed August surge

Two new surveys published today show that the property market scaled new highs yet again in August. The RICS UK Residential Market...

10 September 2015

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House price growth outstrips incomes

House prices now cost six times income even in the most affordable regions of England and Wales as the affordability crisis worsens. In...

03 September 2015

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Housing demand soars to 11-year high

The number of house hunters in July hit the highest level in almost 11 years after leaping 5% in a month. The supply of available...

25 August 2015

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London goes off the boil as regional house prices surge

UK house prices increased 5.7% in the year to June but London is trailing as the capital's property market continues to...

19 August 2015

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Housing market powers on after July wobble

Latest figures suggest housing market momentum is getting stronger despite a “wobble” in July that saw a sharp dip in activity. Housing...

18 August 2015

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Rents rises outstrip inflation, official figures show

Figures published by the Office for National Statistics show that private rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain rose by...

03 August 2015

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Housing demand hits 11-year peak

The number of house hunters has hit its highest level in 11 years while supply levels are continuing to fall. Sales to...

28 July 2015

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Equity release lending surges to record high

Equity release lending has surged to an all-time high in the second quarter of this year. The £384.3 million of lending is...

28 July 2015

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Affordability improves sharply over the last year

The salary of the average homebuyer fell 16% year-on-year in June to £34,584, as improved mortgage affordability boosted lower income borrowers. The...

24 July 2015

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House prices to rise at triple forecasted speed

While the London housing market drove UK growth in 2014, the capital should underperform the rest of the country this year,...

22 July 2015

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Supply crunch pushes average price towards £300,000

A sharp drop in new property supply is forcing house prices ever higher with the average asking price now just a...

20 July 2015

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Property market confidence slips back, says Halifax

Confidence in the outlook for UK house price growth slipped back in June, according to the Halifax Housing Market Confidence Tracker. This...

17 July 2015

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Buy-to-let not to blame for supply problems says CML

The government and the Bank of England must not put too much of the blame for a lack of housing supply...

16 July 2015

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Planning system review ‘should go further’

Proposals announced last week by Chancellor George Osborne to reform the planning system in the UK may not do enough to...

14 July 2015

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Mortgage demand hits 18-month high, says Bank

Demand for mortgage lending has risen to its highest level since the end of 2013, new figures from the Bank of...

14 July 2015

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Budget changes could damage property supply, expert claims

Changes announced in last week’s summer Budget could in fact make the UK’s shortage of housing even worse, according to a...

13 July 2015

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Brokers welcome Osborne’s planning reforms

Mortgage brokers and property companies have welcomed government proposals to overhaul Britain’s planning laws and increase housebuilding. Chancellor George Osborne announced on...

13 July 2015

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Inheritance tax change ‘threatens supply’

Government plans to raise the inheritance tax (IHT) allowance could inflate the housing market by putting greater restrictions on the supply...

09 July 2015

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Property market returns to growth, says Halifax

A lack of supply of homes has translated into rising housing market values according to the latest Halifax House Price Index. The...

09 July 2015

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Buy-to-let landlords hit by Budget tax crackdown

Buy-to-let landlords could lose thousands of pounds a year after Chancellor George Osborne limited tax relief on mortgage interest payments yesterday's Budget. From...

09 July 2015

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Valuations soar to boost property market

The number of property valuations rose sharply in June, pointing to a resurgence of growth in the housing market. Figures from Connells...

08 July 2015

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Property shortage could fuel ‘pensioner pockets’

A lack of affordable homes in England’s rural areas has resulted in young people and families being priced out of the...

06 July 2015

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Deposit costs put squeeze on first-time buyers

Difficulties in putting together deposits and the General Election put a dampener on the number of first-time buyers completing property purchases...

06 July 2015

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UK house prices fall in June

Brokers remain confident that house prices will continue to rise this year despite new figures showing a fall of 0.2% in June. The surprise price...

03 July 2015

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Halifax and Nationwide cut rates

Halifax and Nationwide have both announced rate cuts across a series of mortgage products. Halifax has cut rates on first-time buyer in...

01 July 2015

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London prices leap £23,000 in a month

London house prices surged in May to add £23,132 to the value of the average home, new figures show. The capital's property...

30 June 2015

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Nationwide cuts two-year fixed rates

Nationwide has cut its two-year fixed rates for borrowers with smaller deposits by up to 0.25%. And it has made further reductions...

29 June 2015

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House prices close in on all-time peak

Brokers have welcomed new official figures showing that house prices in England and Wales are within a whisker of their all-time high. House...

29 June 2015

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Is Scotland’s Housing Market Better Together?

Scotland has voted to stay in the union – at least for now – and one question that investors will have...

25 June 2015

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The Dos and Don'ts of Selling Your Home

Recent figures show that the UK is currently facing a housing shortage, with the lowest number of properties available for sale...

25 June 2015

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Housing market riding high

Mortgage approvals hit a 14-month high in May after rising 4% year-on-year, according to new figures from the British Bankers' Association. It said 42,530 mortgages...

25 June 2015

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Mortgage affordability rises sharply

Mortgage affordability for people who want to buy a home has hit its highest level for six years. Just one in three...

22 June 2015

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Help to Buy funds 131 buyers a day

Help to Buy schemes have created 131 new homeowners every day since April 2013, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis has said. More than...

19 June 2015

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Sharp falls in lending and house price growth

Record low interest rates couldn't prevent a decline in lending and house prices in April. UK house prices increased by 5.5% in...

17 June 2015

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Young borrowers face lifetime of debt

Young borrowers increasingly expect to be paying their mortgage into retirement as they stretch themselves to get on the housing ladder. Around half of...

17 June 2015

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Video round up 29.05.15 - Watch the weekly news from Estate Agent Today

Watch the latest weekly video roundup of news from Estate Agent Today and Letting Agent Today, featuring stories on the housing...

29 May 2015

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Shock pre-election surge in house prices

The property market shrugged off pre-election jitters to jump 1% in April, according to Nationwide. Experts say the housing market is now "a...

30 April 2015

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Halifax cuts FTB and homemover rates

Halifax has reduced product rates on its first-time buyer and homemover mortgages by up to 0.31%.  Rates on its two-year fixed rate for...

27 April 2015

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Video round up 15.05.15 - Watch the weekly news from Estate Agent Today

Watch the latest weekly video roundup of news from Estate Agent Today and Letting Agent Today, featuring stories on a London...

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