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Would-be buyers struggle to get on the ladder

Updated: 24th February 2017 - First Published: 24th February 2017 We all know how difficult it can be to get on the property ladder, but new figures have brought that into sharp focus, with many neighbourhoods across the country completely off-limits to first-time buyers. Read More...

Properties around parks cost 90.4% more

Updated: 22nd February 2017 - First Published: 22nd February 2017 Living near a park is often on the priority list for house hunters in the city, especially those with small children, but those park-side properties can come with a pretty hefty premium, costing an impressive 90.4% more on average. Read More...

First-time buyer market ready for spring

Updated: 22nd February 2017 - First Published: 21st February 2017 Prospective first-time buyers are getting poised to start house-hunting as spring nears. Happily, our latest research shows that the number of available mortgage deals is still going up, and rates remain lower than years gone by. Read More...

People more likely to switch energy than mortgage

Updated: 15th February 2017 - First Published: 15th February 2017 When you come to the end of a fixed mortgage deal, do you revert to an SVR, or remortgage to another fixed rate? Ideally it should be the latter, yet people are far more likely to switch energy provider than mortgage deal, despite the savings. Read More...

Demand from first-time buyers still going strong

Updated: 14th February 2017 - First Published: 14th February 2017 The Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme may have come to an end, but that hasn’t dampened activity among first-time buyers. Instead, demand seems to be escalating, with figures revealing a definite spike for high LTV mortgages in January. Read More...

Boost in first-time buyer activity

Updated: 10th February 2017 - First Published: 10th February 2017 January saw a jump in the number of first-time buyers making it onto the housing ladder, so it looks as though the lull in landlord activity – brought about by various tax changes – is paying off for those hoping to take their first step. Read More...

Motivation to remortgage highest since 2008

Updated: 10th February 2017 - First Published: 10th February 2017 Mortgage rates may be showing signs of rising, but that shouldn’t deter borrowers, particularly those coming to the end of a two-year term, as our latest figures show that motivation to remortgage has hit its highest level since 2008. Read More...

Fixed mortgage rates edge up – the end of an era?

Updated: 08th February 2017 - First Published: 08th February 2017 The mortgage market has experienced an unprecedented 12 months, but the tide is definitely turning: not only is the variable sector stagnating, but average fixed rates are edging up, suggesting that we could be reaching the end of the record low era. Read More...

Variable mortgage rates stagnate

Updated: 06th February 2017 - First Published: 06th February 2017 Mortgage rates have been on a clear downward spiral in recent years, but the tables could be starting to turn, with our latest figures revealing that variable mortgage rates have stagnated as competition disappears from this sector of the market. Read More...

Mortgage affordability dramatically improved

Updated: 03rd February 2017 - First Published: 03rd February 2017 Low mortgage rates have been a persistent theme in recent years, and happily, this trend has had a welcome side-effect, with mortgage affordability dramatically improving as a result. Read More...


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