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Further signs of a slowing housing market - 30th September 2014

Given the rampant pace of house price growth over the last year, it’s always encouraging to see signs of things slowing down. Well, Nationwide has provided further proof – even though prices are still rising, the growth rate has slowed considerably. Read More...

Fears over mortgage rate rises – how to cope - 26th September 2014

There’s no getting away from it – mortgage rates are going to rise. It’ll be a huge shock for many borrowers, and there are fears that some could be in financial difficulty when rates start to creep up. Read More...

Average price of a UK flat has rocketed - 22nd September 2014

A flat used to be the perfect option for first-time buyers and the first rung on the property ladder. However, according to the latest research from Halifax, the price of the average flat in the UK has risen by an eye-watering £51,000 since 2004. Read More...

“Normality” returning to the property market - 19th September 2014

The property market hasn’t exactly been on an even keel over the last few years, but latest figures suggest that the market could be returning to some form of normality, with a more stable outlook being predicted for the months to come. Read More...

Securing a mortgage is the biggest barrier to FTBs - 16th September 2014

Once upon a time, the biggest barrier to becoming a homeowner was building up a suitable deposit. Arguably this has become even tougher in the last few years, but it seems there’s a new kid providing a major block – accessing a mortgage. Read More...

London and the South East skew house prices - 15th September 2014

House prices always seem to be rising, but according to the latest England & Wales House Price Index from LSL Property Services, it’s the housing hotbeds of London and the South East that are causing national averages to soar. Read More...

Could shared ownership be the future? - 15th September 2014

There’s no denying the fact that house prices have soared over the last year or so. First-time buyers (FTBs) have found things particularly tough, and that’s why people are asking whether shared ownership could have more of a role to play in future. Read More...

Over half of homeowners fear mortgage rate rise - 04th September 2014

Over half of UK homeowners believe an interest rate rise of just 1% would have a negative effect on their finances as mortgage payments start to rise. Read More...

48,000 new homeowners thanks to Help to Buy - 03rd September 2014

The Help to Buy scheme may not have been around for that long, but it has certainly had a positive impact on the prospects of first-time buyers (FTBs). Read More...

Save £1,300 a year by buying instead of renting - 27th August 2014

Is it cheaper to buy instead of rent? It’s a question that’s often on the minds of renters and would-be homeowners, but at the moment, it’s one that can quite easily be answered – yes, it’s cheaper to buy, and by a fairly large margin. Read More...


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