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Nearly half of buyers are FTBs - 03rd July 2015

After years of frustrated efforts to get one foot on the housing ladder, first-time buyers (FTBs) are finally starting to find their place in the housing market. Read More...

Number of fee-free mortgages quadruples! - 29th June 2015

First mortgage rates descended to reach new lows, and now providers are upping the ante on fees in a bid to boost their all-round competitiveness. Read More...

Demand for housing rises - 29th June 2015

Now that the uncertainty of the general election has been put behind us, more and more people are clamouring for a new home, with May witnessing the highest year-on-year demand for 10 years. Read More...

UK rents highest in Europe - 26th June 2015

Over the last few years, more and more people in the UK have resorted to renting a home in place of buying. However, while this is certainly good news for landlords, the situation is less rosy for the UK’s renting population. Read More...

FTBs dream of buying a house rather than a flat - 22nd June 2015

A flat used to be the perfect vehicle for first-time buyers (FTBs) to make that first step on to the housing ladder, but it now seems that more and more are forgoing this route to skip straight on to buying a house. Read More...

Will you need a mortgage into retirement? - 16th June 2015

As the population gets older and the average age of first-time buyers increases, the probability of needing a mortgage that goes beyond traditional retirement age is increasing. Read More...

Homebuyers spend an extra £1.5bn on stamp duty - 12th June 2015

Buying a home has always been expensive, but despite recent reforms, it seems as though stamp duty is still taking a heavy toll on homebuyers’ wallets. Read More...

Falling rates = time to remortgage! - 11th June 2015

It’s a great time to be a borrower at the moment. Mortgage rates are at record lows while product choice is rising, and if you’re approaching the end of a fixed rate deal, there’s now extra motivation to remortgage… Read More...

Building societies are winning the mortgage war - 10th June 2015

The mortgage war is raging, with average rates falling to fresh lows and competition intensifying. It’s great news for borrowers, but who should they look to if they want to secure the best deal? Well, building societies could be the best bet… Read More...

Average mortgage rates at fresh low - 10th June 2015

Well, it’s happened again – average mortgage rates have fallen for a further month to reach the lowest on record! This has been fuelled by intense competition, and happily, this intensity is apparent across the board. Read More...


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