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KEYWORD "Housing Market" - 100 RESULTS
Mortgage Lending set to double next year - new figures

UK mortgage lending is forecast to grow just 1.5% (net) in 2024, according to the latest EY ITEM Club Outlook for...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs push housing market into north-south divide

It might look like house prices have stabilised, staying relatively flat over the first four months of 2024, but at least...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Rate changes prompts housing market rethink by Savills

Savills has today upgraded its five-year UK mainstream house price forecast to reflect the stronger than expected start to the year...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Prices of flats rising faster than any other property type

Big demand for small properties has helped to drive growth in UK property prices in the early months of this year,...

07 May 2024

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Lloyds and Barclays profits drop as mortgage competition surges

Lloyd’s pre-tax profits were just £1.6 billion between January and March, down from £2.3 billion for the same period last year. The bank...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending plummets ahead of expected summer surge

Mortgage lending has fallen by -28.6% in the past year, according to a new analysis. Octane Capital analysed gross mortgage lending data*...

24 April 2024

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Sales Up, Listings Up, Prices Up - great start to 2024 housing market

The number of new sellers coming to the market is up by 12% compared to this time a year ago, and...

22 April 2024

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Credit Set to be More Selective as lenders’ worries rise - new stats

New Financial Conduct Authority statistics display housing market turbulence over the past two years, raising concerns about buyers and lenders in...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Wealthier Home Movers Undeterred by General Election

The majority of buyers and sellers in the prime housing market will not be deterred by the upcoming General Election, claims...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Top Three Lenders invest in improved house buying process

Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide, NatWest - along with Rightmove - have announced a strategic investment in Coadjute, a prominent PropTech business. This...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Market shows sign of improvement despite high rates

UK house prices fell by 0.2% in March. Nevertheless, the annual rate of house price growth edged higher to 1.6% in...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Revival down to high premiums on new builds - claim

A property software business says its research shows that the housing market revival is driven by the premiums levied on new...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Good News of Approvals from the Bank of England

Mortgage approvals jumped 7.7% in February to 60,383, and were 40% higher than they were a year ago, new figures from...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Selling Surge over Easter Holidays - and it’s still going on

New data from Rightmove reveals that Thursday March 28 was the biggest day for the number of new sellers coming to...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How Much Will Mortgage Rates Affect The Housing Market?

Recent economic data was reassuringly predictable. We learned that core inflation fell by fractionally more than expected while services inflation proved slightly...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Analysis shows long term rebalancing housing market

The average volume of UK properties listed for sale month-on-month rose by 58% in 2023 compared to a year previously, underscoring...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New analysis shows busiest cities for buyers in today’s housing market

Analysis from estate agency Yopa reveals that while the London market may be the worst performing in terms of house prices, it...

20 March 2024

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Stamp Duty and Inheritance Tax blamed for downsizing slump

A buying agency says stamp duty is one of the biggest obstacles to a healthy housing market driven. Recoco Property Search says...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Analysts unsure whether RICS housing market optimism is justified

The latest housing market snapshot from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors shows the number of buyers has risen for the...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing market buoyancy shows mortgage costs not a deterrent

New data from Zoopla suggests that the housing market is becoming buoyant despite widespread uncertainty over the exact direction of mortgage...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Budget Day - Rightmove pours cold water on 99% mortgage idea

Rightmove says the housing market needs a more innovative mortgage initiative than the 99 per cent idea floated by the government. The...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Downsizers can unlock housing market and upsize their retirement plans

Downsizers across England and Wales could unlock an average £305,090 by moving from a four bed to a two bed home,...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Coupling Up - why so many mortgage applicants are duos

A property agency has analysed the lending and housing markets to work out why so many mortgage applicants are couples. Benham and...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Virgin Money sees long-term mortgage improvements despite recent dip

High street bank Virgin Money UK says there is light at the end of the tunnel for mortgages and the housing...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Market Bounce drives housing market recovery

The number of mortgages offered to home buyers went up from 49,300 in November to 50,500 in December, against the normal...

05 February 2024

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Halifax explains why most first time buyer applications are in joint names

Almost two thirds of first time buyers mortgage completions are in joint names (with two or more people), according to the...

05 February 2024

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House prices fragile but sentiment amongst buyers very strong - Savills

Respected estate agency and property consultancy Savills is warning that house prices may dip in 2024. In the run-up to Christmas it...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Negative effects of mortgages on housing market “overstated” - claim

The negative effects of higher mortgage rates on affordability were overestimated throughout 2023 with house prices having dropped one one to...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Shock government figure means likely delays to first rate cut

There are growing fears that the hoped-for Bank of England base rate cut this spring - the first off possibly several...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers may get 25 year fixed term mortgages under Labour

Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves says first time buyers could benefit from a "revolution in home ownership" with 25-year fixed-rate mortgages. Reeves says...

22 January 2024

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Building Society warns it may stop lending on holiday lets

A building society says it is considering ending its policy of lending to buyers of holiday lets. Martese Carton, the director of...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide’s Warning - no housing market rebound likely in 2024

There’s no prospect of a rapid recovery for the housing market in 2024 despite some green shoots appearing. The warning comes from...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Demand for Mortgages Soars as rates war draws in applicants

Latest Bank of England data released in recent days shows net mortgage approvals for house purchases rose from 47,900 in October...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Kicks Off 2024 with strong demand, according to Rightmove

A record number of sellers came to market on Boxing Day 2023 according to Rightmove. The 26 per cent increase in new...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Prime Housing Market - Confidence creeps back into mortgaged sector

High end estate agency Savills has issued an update on prime markets in and around London and south east England. And it...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Swap Rate falls trigger speculation of early 2024 rate cut

Falling swap rates - already falling over the past month - have dropped further following better-than-expected inflation news, triggering speculation over...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

2024 - forecasts on lending, buy to let, arrears and possessions

UK Finance has published its housing and mortgage market forecasts for 2024 and 2025 together with projections for 2023 full year numbers. Key figures for 2023 In...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Two year fixed rate mortgages sub-6%: A housing market boom?

Two-year fixed rate mortgages have dipped below six per cent for the first time since June this year. Back in June there...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords to expand portfolios in 2024 despite huge increase in costs

Many landlords say they’re set to expand investments in 2024 despite facing up to 80 per cent higher costs in the...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Unpredictable interest rates could spell upheaval for housing market

A new survey - going against the trend of other housing market studies - suggests that house prices could rise six...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove launching its first broker mortgage product

Rightmove is launching its first broker product, which will allow customers to access mortgage advice through the property website.   The portal,...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Falling mortgage costs could trigger 2024 housing bounce - claim

Knight Frank says a reduction in mortgage costs as early as February - or perhaps more likely in Q2 next year...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

New Build Market in 2024 - a mortgage industry perspective

A new analysis of the new build housing market for next year suggests that eventually there will be a bounce, triggered...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Lender warns rates must drop further and faster to boost housing market

The Mortgage Lander is warning that mortgages rates will need to come down more, and faster, to really kick-start the housing...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Are lawyers holding up housing transactions?

Some 45 per cent of homebuyers cited in a survey say slow property lawyer response time is a key pain point...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers’ advice crucial for first time buyers says new report

The first time buyer economy, comprised of lending and spending, will reach £74.1 billion by 2025, according to research by Coventry...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates Are Redefining Housing Market - Nationwide

The Nationwide says high interest rates are helping to redefine the housing market in terms of transaction volumes and choices of...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Busy Season for Home Buyers Despite Market Slowdown

Despite the housing market slowdown, brokers are being warned that the autumn months of September, October and November have typically seen...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Is The Mortgage Price War Really Over?

Is the mortgage price war really over? On the one hand there are good signs for the housing market - no substantial...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

More Fall-Throughs Hit Housing Market

The latest industry index on property fall throughs by quick-buy property firm House Buyer Bureau shows the problem accelerating across the...

04 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Average rate on five-year fixed deal is sub-6% for first time in months

The interest rate on the average five-year fixed mortgage has dropped below 6.0 per cent for the first time in nearly...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage chiefs tell Rishi he’s just kicking the Eco can down the road

There’s been a backlash from the mortgage industry following Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Eco U-turn last week.  In recent months a growing...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage affordability to be hit by council mayhem - claim

Brokers are warning that dramatic council ‘effective bankruptcies’ will increase local residents’ tax bills and so hurt mortgage affordability. This follows the...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Damage - huge regional variations to housing market

The impact of higher interest rates isn’t felt equally across the country, according to data from the Halifax. Despite recording one of...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers Issue Warning Over ‘Cut Price’ Housing Market

Brokers are wanting that the recent Rightmove asking price index does not mean that sellers are necessarily in a position to...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Top lender reveals how rate hikes have hurt housing market

High interest rates are worsening the affordability issues at play in the housing market, the Halifax admits. It says that downward pressure...

28 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage brokerage industry growth defies cooling market

A new analysis shows that the UK's mortgage brokerage market is projected to grow this year despite ongoing economic insecurity. Octane Capital...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Absolute Lunacy - mortgage industry responds to latest rate rise

The Bank of England’s latest base rate rise - up 0.25 per cent to 5.25 per cent - has been poorly...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Negative Equity risk grows - new mortgage guarantee stats

New figures relating to the government’s mortgage guarantee scheme shows significant numbers of people taking out high loan to value mortgage...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers warn on growing housing market crash fears

The latest house price index - this one from the Halifax - has triggered a huge wave of concern about the...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs not deterring housing market - at least not yet

Nationwide says the sharp rise in the costs of mortgages is causing a "significant drag" on the housing market - but...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Will There Be A Housing Crash?

Mortgage lenders and brokers have rarely had a higher profile than right now, when they are seen as key to the...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers face record prices as sales recover

New seller asking prices rise by just 0.2% (+£890) this month to £366,247, which is notably lower than the average increase...

25 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Rising house prices beat inflation in 22 UK cities

Research from eXp UK, the network of personal estate agents, has revealed that in 22 UK cities, house prices are continuing to...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals down 20% year on year, but sunnier days ahead

The latest market analysis by specialist property lending experts, Octane Capital, reveals that recent uncertainty in the property market during the...

14 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Stormy weather for homebuyers but forecast is brighter

The Bank of England last week hiked interest rates by 0.5 percentage points - pushing the benchmark rate to 4% up...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

What is the Bank of England cooking up and what will it taste like?

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England meets on Thursday with the market expecting them to announce 0.5% raise...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal eagle casts a beady eye over the 2023 housing market

Homeowners and would-be buyers probably felt the post-pandemic property boom in the UK would go forever. But it slowed dramatically in the...

17 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage products drop by 41% this Christmas

A new mortgage market analysis by Octane Capital claims that the number of mortgage products available have dropped 41%, compared to...

13 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Chain reaction - buyers in a chain are cut off from the majority of the market

Newly released figures from MPowered Mortgages has revealed that two thirds (66%) of the housing market is cut off from homebuyers...

08 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Secret house sales in Britain add £30.9bn to market value

Alliance Fund has revealed that the secret property market in Britain experienced £30.9 billion worth of property transactions in 2021. This figure is ranked...

20 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Market Sentiment - Homebuyer and sellers undeterred despite uncertain market

A recent survey by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, reveals the current homebuyer and seller sentiment. Many participants revealed feelings that...

13 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - £3bn worth of new homes sold in 2022

The new homes sales progression and aftercare platform, Unlatch, reveals that Great Britain’s new-build housing market is worth almost £3 billion. In accordance...

06 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Oh dear! Mortgage payments see second largest increase

Not the best news for the property sector, as the latest research by Revolution Brokers, shows that the monthly cost of...

06 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing market set to remain steady throughout autumn months

Estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, suggests that the property market will remain steady throughout the autumn. An analysis of property market data over...

03 October 2022

From: Breaking News

SDLT cut benefit to be wiped out within a month - insight

As a result of the current high rates of upward house price growth, research by property purchasing specialist, HBB Solutions, has...

30 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Nation’s up and coming property market hotspots – revealed

If you’re on the lookout for some new prime property around the UK, then you’re in luck because the latest research...

20 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - what if property values kept pace with the energy cap increase?

An interesting notion to contemplate has recently been dissected by the estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, which looked at what the...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Inflation reduces rate of house price growth by 100% for the average seller

Inflation has been a hot topic and research from London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed just what...

01 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - 50-year mortgages pose high risk for the housing market

According to a leading property firm, the latest announcement that a specialist lender has been given a license to off 50-year...

01 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - UK’s best and worst performing property markets

Property purchasing specialist, HBB Solutions, has carried out a study recently which revealed areas of the UK property market that have...

25 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Commonwealth Games likely to increase Birmingham house prices

The Commonwealth Games begin this week and will be hosted in Birmingham. Sprinters, swimmers, and more sporting sensations will take part...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Step up on the property ladder: the first-time buyer cheat sheet

As a first-time buyer looking for your first home can be quite a daunting prospect, especially when it comes to figuring...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Figures like never before - Property market value climbs by £2.7trn

In the last decade, the property market across England and Wales has witnessed £2.7 trillion added in value, a 67% increase...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – a month of firsts in the mortgage sphere

This week’s mortgage roundup involves a month of firsts and milestones, with Proportunity and BuildLoan launching UK-first products for buyers. Meanwhile,...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Festival Locations - house prices in Glastonbury achieve a 44% increase

Estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk recently analysed annual house price growth across all the major UK music festival locations. Up 44% in...

05 July 2022

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Advisers call for reforms to break down barriers to homeownership for FTBs

In the UK, homeownership remains one of the main aspirations for young adults and families who envision climbing the property ladder...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

UK homebuyers call for gazumping to be made illegal

Property purchasing specialist, HBB Solutions, has discovered that the vast majority of UK homebuyers want to see the practice of gazumping made...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Nation’s favourite front door colour revealed

Data from lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has found which front door colours the nation find the most appealing...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Chain-free sales value rises by 43% as buyer demand soars

Demand for chain-free homes has skyrocketed as buyers continue to pay a significant premium for a fast, efficient purchase, research from...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers could save big by heading to auction

A study by Barrows and Forrester has uncovered how much UK homebuyers could save by buying a property at auction, as...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The gender house price affordability gap - where are women worst off?

Coinciding with International Women’s Day today (March 8), data from the property platform Boomin has found the wide disparity in property affordability...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Pancake property prices 114% higher than the national average

A study by GetAgent.co.uk has shown how the nation’s property sellers could be left with a particularly sweet taste in their...

01 March 2022

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Average time to sell a home drops as pandemic market backlog clears

Estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk has recently released its analysis of the time it’s taking to sell a home, with the...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Everything to know about buying a home with friends

In this guest piece, Ross Counsell, chartered surveyor and director at regulated property buyers, GoodMove, presents tips on everything home movers need to...

24 February 2022

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The home improvements that will add the most value when you come to sell

A study by MoveStreets, the property portal designed for the mobile generation, has found that garden offices, garage conversions and kitchen...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Australian fintech launches in UK to ‘shorten remortgaging process’

PEXA, the Australian-founded fintech, has announced its plans to launch in the UK this year, following significant progress in testing its...

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - March the strongest month to sell as spring surge gathers momentum

New data from the UK property website, Rightmove, has found that March is the strongest month of the year for prospective...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – broker support, holiday lets and slashed rates

This week, Introducer Today takes a look at the latest mortgage news, from Aldermore’s expansion to support more brokers, to Roma...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Valentine's Day themed roads bag sellers 29% more than UK average

Research from the property platform, Boomin, has discovered that living on a Valentine’s related road name could provide a substantial boost...

10 February 2022

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