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Downsizing could free up over £100k - 26th January 2015

If you’ve been considering downsizing your property, the time may be ripe to make the move. According to the latest Downsizers Report from Lloyds Bank, switching a detached house for a bungalow could now release an average of £103,715. Read More...

Are interest rates still a barrier to buying? - 23rd January 2015

Over the last 12 months, speculation of an imminent change in base rate meant fears of interest rate rises became a big barrier to would-be house purchasers. However, it now seems that fewer buyers see interest rates as such an obstacle. Read More...

House prices up 10% as mortgage rates fall further - 14th January 2015

Yet more figures have been released this week to indicate that house price growth is moderating, with official figures from the ONS showing that house prices rose by 10% in the year to November 2014, down from 10.4% in October and 12.1% in September. Read More...

House prices continue to moderate - 08th January 2015

Since the summer of 2014 reports have revealed a gradual slowdown in the rate of house price growth in the UK market. This price moderation is now expected to continue throughout 2015, thanks to a better balance between supply and demand. Read More...

Increase in 10-year fixed rate mortgage deals - 07th January 2015

Competition is fierce in the mortgage market, leading to a combination of falling rates and an increase in product choice. But, it isn’t only the usual sectors that are seeing this kind of change, as longer-term deals are coming into the foreground. Read More...

Number of first-time buyers at 7-year high - 06th January 2015

Last year proved to be a great one for the mortgage market, with rates falling to record lows and significant growth in sales volumes. More people are able to get on the ladder, too, with the number of first-time buyers reaching a seven-year high. Read More...

Are you a ‘frustrated middle mover’? - 09th December 2014

The news has long been full of the woes of the first-time buyer, but they are not the only ones who are being thwarted in their dreams of homeownership. Read More...

First-time buyer lending hits seven-year high - 09th December 2014

Mortgage loans for first-time buyers have reached their highest level for seven years, as borrowers increasingly opt to fix their mortgage rate in preparation for a rise in interest rates. Read More...

How much could you save with new stamp duty rates? - 05th December 2014

One of the biggest announcements in this week’s Autumn Statement was the reform to stamp duty thresholds – and it could make a huge amount of difference to your future house purchases. But just how much could you save? Read More...

The seasonal slowdown in housing activity - 04th December 2014

There’s often a lull in housing market activity during the winter months, and this year is no exception. After the rise activity during the first half of the year, things have definitely tailed off – and seasonal factors have a lot to answer for. Read More...


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