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Career moves drive property market

21st June 2018 The most popular reason for moving home this quarter was work, as 23% said they were looking to move closer to work or due to changing jobs. This is up from 17% who said the same in the first three months of the year. Read More...

Pitfalls of first-time buying

14th June 2018 While many first-time buyers may think that getting their deposit together is the hardest part of taking that first step onto the property ladder, research from Aldermore reveals that there are several common pitfalls farther along the way. Read More...

Mortgage tracker rates see fall

12th June 2018 The forthcoming Mortgage Treasury Report can reveal that the average two-year tracker rate has fallen for the third consecutive month, reaching 1.92%. This is the lowest this rate has been since the base rate rise seen in November last year. Read More...

Long-term remortgaging back in demand

06th June 2018 The latest figures from LMS show that demand for five-year fixed rate remortgages is back after a six-month dip, with 47% of the total remortgage demand recorded in April being for this type of deal. This is an increase from 36% the previous month. Read More...

Increase in interest-only lenders

04th June 2018 While the number of homeowners with an interest-only mortgage has almost halved over the last six years, lenders appear to be more optimistic about this sector, as the number offering an interest-only option has increased by eight in two years. Read More...

First-time buyer mortgage rates fall

30th May 2018 First-time buyers certainly don’t have it easy, but they are getting some help. While many mortgage rates have continued to rise despite base rate remaining on hold, the average two and five-year fixed rates at 95% LTV have bucked the trend. Read More...

Bank of Mum and Dad giving less

29th May 2018 While the Bank of Mum and Dad is still a formidable lender when it comes to that all-important home purchase, with £5.7 billion expected to be lent in 2018, new research has revealed that they are giving out smaller amounts. Read More...

Cashback mortgage deals given a boost

21st May 2018 When looking for the right mortgage deal, there are many things to consider. One thing that can really make a product stand out from the crowd is free cash – and our latest data shows that more providers are now offering cashback than last year. Read More...

Interest-only mortgages halve in six years

21st May 2018 The number of homeowners with interest-only mortgages has almost halved in the past six years, after lenders stepped up their efforts to raise awareness of the controversial loans. Read More...

House prices fell in April

09th May 2018 The latest Halifax House Price Index shows that prices fell by 3.1% in April compared to March. According to Russell Galley, this is due to softened housing demand, “with both mortgage approvals and completed home sales edging down.” Read More...


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