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“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...

Mortgage holders reveal rate rise concerns - 22nd August 2014

Two in five mortgage holders have admitted to being concerned about the impact a rise in the base rate of interest could have on their monthly mortgage repayments as an increase looms ever larger on the horizon. Read More...

House prices are up – but growth is moderating - 20th August 2014

There’s no denying the fact that house prices are increasing, but latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) provide more evidence that the market is starting to moderate. Read More...

Mortgage lending up by 6% as market recovers - 12th August 2014

The value of mortgage lending, and the number of mortgages advanced, is a clear indicator of the health of the sector. Things had been slightly affected by the MMR earlier this year, but it looks as though the market is getting back on track. Read More...


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