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First-time buyer numbers at seven-year high - 21st July 2014

First-time buyer numbers hit a seven-year high in the first six months of the year with the economic recovery and the Government’s Help to Buy scheme both playing a key role. Read More...

Remortgaging activity on the rise - 17th July 2014

The housing market may be coming under pressure from a variety of sources, but this hasn’t curbed the appetite of those seeking to improve their mortgage deal. Read More...

House price growth hits 10.5% - 15th July 2014

According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), house price inflation is continuing to edge up. In fact, UK house prices increased by 10.5% in the 12 months to May 2014, the highest rate of annual growth seen in four years. Read More...

Are you thinking about remortgaging? - 14th July 2014

There’s a lot going on in the mortgage market at the moment. Speculation about an impending change to base rate is only increasing, and it’s leading a lot of people to reconsider their current situation. Read More...

Has the Mortgage Market Review had an impact? - 11th July 2014

The Mortgage Market Review (or MMR) was implemented in April as a way to make sure borrowers could really afford their mortgage – both now and when rates rise. There was much speculation, but has it really had that much of an effect? Read More...

Do you know about Help to Buy? - 10th July 2014

The Government’s Help to Buy scheme has enjoyed a wealth of media coverage since its launch, but a surprising proportion of homeowners and prospective buyers haven’t actually heard of it, even though it could prove beneficial. Read More...

House prices up 8.8%, but are moderating - 09th July 2014

House price growth continues to remain strong, according to the latest Halifax House Price Index, with the typical UK property standing at £183,462 – 8.8% higher than June 2013 when the average price of a UK home was £167,668. Read More...

Mortgage rates are rising – fast - 02nd July 2014

Mortgage rates have been at record low levels for the last few years, but unfortunately that’s about to change – the run of low rates is well and truly over. Read More...

House prices up 11.8% and surpass 2007 peak - 02nd July 2014

Prices of the typical UK home are continuing to edge up, with figures from Nationwide showing that they’ve increased by 11.8% year-on-year to reach £188,903 – surpassing the previous peak recorded in 2007. Read More...

25 years of fixed rate mortgages - 01st July 2014

Fixed rate mortgages are so commonplace now that it’s hard to imagine a time when they weren’t around. But, there was – this year marks the 25th anniversary of their launch, and Moneyfacts has taken a look at how far they've come. Read More...


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