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KEYWORD "Pandemic" - 100 RESULTS
Mortgage Debt reduces despite Housing Market Bounce-back

Overall, the total value of the UK housing market contracted by 21% in the year to March 2024, on the back...

19 June 2024

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High Mortgage Rates and Sluggish Sales Process threaten market

Rightmove reports that the average price of property coming to the market for sale drops by £21 this month to £375,110...

19 June 2024

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House Sales stagnate as mortgage rates dampen buyer enthusiasm

The latest RICS UK Residential Survey results shows the recent recovery in buyer demand has mellowed slightly, with the market impacted...

15 May 2024

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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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Buy To Let purchases plummet - it’s because of Stamp Duty

The proportion of buy to let properties purchased in Southern England fell to a record low last year, continuing a trend...

01 May 2024

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Record long mortgage terms for first time buyers

An analysis of government house price data by business consultancy Hargreaves Lansdown suggests the typical mortgage term for a first time...

17 April 2024

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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

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Worrying rise in mortgage arrears and repossessions - new data

UK Finance says there were 93,680 homeowner mortgages in arrears of 2.5 per cent or more of the outstanding balance in...

12 February 2024

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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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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

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Debt crisis hits low earners - arrears rising

A regular financial resilience barometer from a leading consultancy shows that the debt position of the lowest fifth of earners has...

17 January 2024

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Record mortgage debt repayments as equity release “changes market”

UK mortgage holders are repaying record amounts of mortgage debt, according to the  Equity Release Council. But the ERC claims high levels...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Rate Rise Rumours - latest inflation data may trigger new hike

There are growing fears of yet another Bank of England base rate rise next month following the surprise inflation figure released...

23 October 2023

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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

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Good News - market sentiment strong across all mortgage sectors

The latest Mortgage Market Tracker from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association shows surprisingly upbeat market sentiment among advisers during the second...

21 August 2023

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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

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They’re Back - Nationwide returns to 95% lending on flats

Nationwide Building Society has returned to lending at 95 per cent loan to value on non-new build flats. The society reduced its...

13 June 2023

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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

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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

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Returning Homebuyer Show Scotland partners with Mortgage Advice Bureau

Autumn 2023 will see the return of the Homebuyer Show Scotland in Glasgow, a dedicated show for Scottish homebuyers looking to...

18 April 2023

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Bridging loan completions up 17.6% to £4.94bn

The latest market analysis by bridging finance specialists, Apex Bridging, has shown that £4.94bn was lent via bridging loan completions in...

18 April 2023

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Mortgage rises put squeeze on buyers

Mortgage interest rates increased by 2.56% in 2022, with a sharp increase from 1.51% in January to a record 4.07% on...

28 March 2023

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Bank of Mum and Dad forks out £8.8 bn

Gifts and loans from the Bank of Mum & Dad (BOMAD) totalled £8.8 billion in 2022, according to the latest analysis...

21 March 2023

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Mortgage market will see a new normal, says Capricorn

Capricorn Financial Consultancy has released its market expectations for 2023, predicting that the UK mortgage market will have to acclimatise to...

24 January 2023

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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

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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

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Bridging loans increase as rising base rates impact property market

Revolution Brokers claim that bridging loan lending has increased by nearly 50% since the Bank of England base rates began rising...

29 November 2022

From: Breaking News

The residential construction industry is predicted to hit £93.6bn

A new market analysis by Unlatch, predicts that the UK’s residential construction industry could increase in value by almost 20% by 2025. Currently,...

01 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Billion Pound Industry - UK mortgage broker sector to value £2 billion by 2025

Property lending experts, Octane Capital, claim the UK’s mortgage brokerage market is estimated to increase by 12%. That would mean the industry...

18 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - right to rent check changes

New Right to Rent rules were introduced at the beginning of October. Failure to comply with these changes could result in...

11 October 2022

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Foreign homebuyers benefit from a weak pound

Foreign buyers from the United States have been benefitting from a weakening pound to the greatest extent, the latest research by...

06 October 2022

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Healthy English rental market - Buy-to-let void periods decline across the board

The rental market looks to be returning to good health with a significant reduction in void periods and costs compared to...

04 October 2022

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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

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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

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Pandemic Aftershock: landlord insurance pay-outs decline by -33%

The pandemic has had lasting effects on the property sector and market analysis from Total Landlord Insurance discloses that the average...

13 September 2022

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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

Pandemic payout - landlord insurance claims rose 13% during Covid crisis

Total Landlord Insurance claims that throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, insurance claims increased by 13%. The most common type of claim was...

25 August 2022

From: Breaking News

On the move - where have we relocated during the pandemic?

Estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester, recently analysed property sales volumes from the start of the pandemic in January 2020 until...

23 August 2022

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Mortgage transactions dip as interest rate hikes put strangle hold on borrowing

We don’t like being the bearer of bad news, but a market analysis carried out by mortgage broker, Henry Dannell, reveals...

18 August 2022

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Homesellers reducing by £75,000 to secure a buyer as market cools

The pandemic property market boom is causing many homesellers to enter the market with a little too much enthusiasm when pricing...

11 August 2022

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On to greener pastures - countryside property boom starting to fade

Since seeing a pandemic inspired boost back in 2019, the latest research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has revealed that...

11 August 2022

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X marks the spot! London’s most active property market postcodes

Despite the London market trailing the rest of the UK where the pandemic house price boom is concerned, research from London...

09 August 2022

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Revealed - new-build homes increase by 22.1%

According to a new analysis by Warwick Estates new build house prices have substantially risen over the past 12 months. The construction...

04 August 2022

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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

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Seller's Paradise: London leads the charge for biggest sold value boosts

While it seems like sold prices across England and Wales have slipped by -1.1% in the last year when compared to...

14 July 2022

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Virtual tours raise the value of a property by £16,000

Giraffe 360, a leading estate agent media provider has shown that homes marketed via the use of virtual tours boast a...

12 July 2022

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Fall through mayhem – transaction times delayed by final legal stages

The pandemic property market boom and resulting market backlog continue to impact the property transaction timeline, with the average time to...

12 July 2022

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Rents increase up to 30% since pre-pandemic

New research by rental platform, Rentd, shows the average price of rents continued to climb in England since the start of the...

07 July 2022

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Need for speed – one in five homes sell within 14 days

Limited housing stock is seeing one in 10 homes (11%) get snapped up within 14 days of entering the market –...

28 June 2022

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Tennis comes to town: almost non-existent short-term let availability

The annual Wimbledon tournament has kicked off, with many travelling far and wide, however, recent research by London rental platform, Rentd,...

28 June 2022

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Pandemic property market boom causes 1 in 3 professionals to burnout

Since the pandemic property market boom, recent research by YourBusinessNumber has disclosed that one in three property professionals have taken time...

23 June 2022

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London is leading the rental market revolution

Property maintenance solution provider, Help me Fix, claim that London is still a dominant force in the build-to-rent market. Since the Covid-19, pandemic market...

16 June 2022

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AML checks attributed to foreign buyers hits all-time low

A portion of the market activity accounted for by foreign buyers has been in a slow decline since 2018, Credas Technologies,...

16 June 2022

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Make way second-steppers – FTBs account for 11% of market activity

Research by Stipendium reveals that first-time buyers account for one in 10 of all property transactions across England. The property platform analysed...

16 June 2022

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The retail sector drives the most commercial rental demand

A recent analysis of the current commercial rental market reveals which sectors are currently most in demand when it comes to...

14 June 2022

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Pandemic peak in property fall-throughs plummets

The number of property sale fall-throughs, which crested during the pandemic, is predicted to fall by 12.2% in 2022, according to...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Virtual tours remain popular post-pandemic

New findings by Giraffe 360 reveal that virtual tours continue to receive high levels of demand. At the height of the pandemic,...

26 May 2022

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Pandemic decline: demand for London flats is yet to subside

Despite a move back to normality for those living and working within the capital, demand for apartment-style living across London is...

24 May 2022

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The end of a decline – foreign interest returns to the London market

International buyers are slowly returning to the London property market after three consecutive years of declining market activity, research by debt...

19 May 2022

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Bad news for FTBs – house prices are rising by £24 every day

The average first-time buyer (FTB) is spending £223,751 on their first property, 24% more than in 2016, according to new analysis...

19 May 2022

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Insight - is the pandemic property market boom fizzling out?

Despite a strong start of the house price growth this year, the latest analysis from specialist property lending experts, Octane Capital,...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

London’s latest hotspots – which areas rank high in £1m+ house sale?

Despite a more lethargic pandemic property market performance, a recent study by debt advisory specialists, Henry Dannell, has analysed sold price...

12 May 2022

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Total value of new homes delivered drops by £5bn

Property developer, StripeHomes, announced that in the last year the value of new homes delivered has fallen by -6.7%. StripeHomes were able...

10 May 2022

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Mortgage roundup – and the market continues to thrive…

Introducer Today returns with a bumper mortgage roundup, this time featuring the latest industry views on mortgage approvals, new and extended...

05 May 2022

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Sales hit a snag: Almost half of transactions subjected to down valuations

A recent survey carried out by property purchasing specialist, HBB Solutions, has estimated that almost half of pandemic property purchases across...

28 April 2022

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Study – 53 percent of property experts experience increased stress

Over half of those working within the property sector are experiencing higher levels of fatigue or stress due to an increase...

26 April 2022

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London's cycle route homes command a hefty premium after pandemic

The pandemic has changed the way people have grown accustomed to travelling, with many forced to opt for other methods of...

19 April 2022

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Are mortgage approvals set to soar in 2022? Studies point to yes

Mortgage approval levels could climb right through until Christmas as the pandemic property market boom shows little sign of slowing, new...

19 April 2022

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Seaside towns experience the highest pandemic house prices

Estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, revealed seaside towns have the highest level of performance compared to the rest of the market ...

14 April 2022

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House price appreciation exceeds average wage in 131 British areas

Research from GetAgent.co.uk has revealed where houses in Britain have actually earned more than the average wage over the past year. The...

07 April 2022

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Paying off your mortgage this year? This is how much your home has made

While a somewhat slow London property market may be currently trailing the rest of the UK when it comes to the...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

London rental prices and tenant demand surges

During the pandemic, the rental market in the capital was negatively impacted. During this time tenants no longer prioritised city life...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Pandemic pinch – 3.2m adults have missed some form of major payment

Some 3.2 million adults in the UK have missed some form of major payment over the last two years as the...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - rental stock drops below pre-pandemic levels

New research from property lending expert, Octane Capital, has revealed that rental market stock levels have plummeted across the major cities in...

10 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Addressing the UK’s homelessness crisis as the eviction ban ends

The housing industry, like many other sectors, experienced a tumultuous 2021 as the pandemic continued to trigger exponential house price rises....

03 March 2022

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Faster Transactions - property transaction timeline reduces

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, market delays have been on the rise. However, new research from GetAgent shows that these delays have...

01 March 2022

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Bad news? One in three borrowers could face mortgage rejections

New research from The Mortgage Lender (TML) reveals that 34% of UK adults planning to buy a home in the next...

01 March 2022

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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

New-build market transactions drop during the pandemic

New build transactions have fallen over the last year in cities and towns across England and Wales, according to a recent...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Tips: How the older generation can meet the challenges of buying property

Retirement non-profit company Cognatum Estates provides advice for those who are considering selling and buying in later life. It is unquestionably a difficult...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Nationwide house price index shows strong market – industry reacts

The latest Nationwide house price index, released yesterday morning, reveals that January has seen the strongest start to the year since...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - 70% of estate agents plan to expand in 2022

Contemporary estate agent, Nested, recently carried out research about estate agent business expansion in 2022. The research involved a survey with 961 estate agents...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - 73% of homeowners admit their homes are full of clutter

Data from property platform, Boomin, has uncovered that 73% of UK homeowners admit to having filled at least half of their...

01 February 2022

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Revealed – the top searched market trends of the last three years

Legal & General has unveiled the top search trends that have driven activity in the market over the past three years,...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Waste of space – homeowners sitting on £791.5bn in spare room value

The value of the nation’s spare rooms is estimated at around £791.5 billion, and that’s just those of homeowners that admit...

25 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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...

23 December 2021

From: Breaking News

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...

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

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...

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

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...

09 December 2021

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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...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

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...

11 November 2021

From: Breaking News

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...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

The UK’s scariest house price drops since last Halloween revealed

Perhaps the scariest thing to occur in the property market is the fall of house prices, with the latest property market...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

London ranked 3rd for global super-prime property availability

London estate agent Bective recently conducted a property market analysis. The findings show that London ranks third place for the third-largest...

12 October 2021

From: Breaking News

UK homeowners borrowing more than ever to fund home improvements

According to new figures released by Mojo Mortgages, UK homeowners are now borrowing more money from mortgage lenders than ever before...

09 September 2021

From: Breaking News

SmartSearch combats global money laundering with new weapon

Anti-money laundering specialist SmartSearch has launched a ‘new weapon’ in the ongoing fight against dirty cash being cleaned around the world...

03 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Majority of brokers will adopt a hybrid approach to work post-Covid

Some 64% of brokers will adopt a hybrid approach of remote work and face-to-face working despite the lifting of pandemic restrictions. That...

20 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Secure a discounted property purchase in these London boroughs

London lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves recently publicised which London boroughs homebuyers can purchase a property at a reduced...

05 August 2021

From: Breaking News

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