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More homebuyers turning to high-LTV mortgages - 24th April 2014

The mortgage market is definitely booming, with more people getting on the ladder as confidence soars. It seems that a lot of this activity is down to those at the start of their property journey, with an increasing number seeking high LTV mortgages. Read More...

Will you pass mortgage affordability checks? - 23rd April 2014

The countdown to new mortgage affordability rules has well and truly begun. Changes will come into full effect on 26 April and as a result it could be harder to get that longed-for mortgage, so will you pass mortgage affordability checks? Read More...

House prices accelerate – but many are struggling - 16th April 2014

According to the latest house price index from the Office for National Statistics, house prices are continuing to accelerate – this time posting a rise of 9.1% in the year to February bringing the average UK property to a whopping £253,000. Read More...

Boost for sellers as confidence returns - 14th April 2014

The industry might be awash with concerns over the rapid rate of house price inflation, but it isn’t all bad news. The general upturn of the housing market has been met with increased positivity among sellers, with many being far more confident. Read More...

The MMR checklist – are you ready? - 14th April 2014

If you’re thinking of applying for a mortgage in the near future, there’s one thing you need to make absolutely certain you know about – the Mortgage Market Review. Read More...

House prices rise £17.5K in 12 months - 11th April 2014

If you needed further confirmation that house prices are continuing on their upwards trajectory, you’ve got it – house prices have risen by 7.2% over the last year, reaching an average of £262,291 to post an increase of £17,500 in just 12 months. Read More...

First-time buyer numbers on the up - 11th April 2014

The number of first-time buyers (FTBs) coming onto the market has soared over the last year, with figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders revealing that 22,200 loans were advanced to FTBs in February – a rise of 41% compared to February 2013. Read More...

Are you celebrating Mortgage Freedom Day? - 10th April 2014

According to Halifax, today is UK Mortgage Freedom Day – the day when new homeowners have earned enough to pay off the annual cost of their mortgage. Read More...

The north/south divide in mortgage debt - 09th April 2014

Figures released from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) have revealed a clear north/south divide in terms of mortgage debt, with those in the north actually having far less in outstanding loans than their southern counterparts. Read More...

More signs of house price moderation - 04th April 2014

Earlier this week a report from Nationwide found that house price growth has slowed in the last month, a sentiment which seems to have been confirmed by Halifax, with their latest House Price Index revealing that house prices fell by 1.1% in March. Read More...


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