Latest mortgage news - Home Movers

30 Jan 2015

Mortgage approvals increase to help the property market recover

Bank of England data shows a rise in the number of mortgage approvals to 60,275 as lenders bring back low cost mortgages.

24 Jan 2015

Mortgage lending reaches a six-year high but numbers are slowing

Data from the Council of Mortgage Lending shows mortgage lending has reached a six-year high although lending has now slowed.

08 Jan 2015

First time buyers at highest level since 2007 according to Halifax

The number of first time buyers is 22% up and a seven year high, says the Halifax and helped by high loan to value mortgages.

19 Dec 2014

Mortgage lending continues to slow - latest data from CML

The Council for Mortgage Lending (CML) has released new figures showing mortgage lending has reduced over the last four months.

18 Dec 2014

House prices rise ahead of inflation although the market is cooling

Data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows house prices outstripping inflation even though the market is off the recent peak.

16 Dec 2014

First time buyers under age 40 are offered 20% discount on new build homes

New scheme launched by Prime Minister offers 100,000 new build homes to first time buyers with 20% discount but affordable homes suffer.

13 Dec 2014

Stamp duty changes could help house sales to increase this year

The stamp duty reforms introduced by the chancellor George Osborne are expected to boost house sales by 2-5% says Rics.

05 Dec 2014

Stamp duty reform to benefit homebuyers but London homes are the hardest hit

The Council for Mortgage Lending (CML) has released new figures showing mortgage lending has reduced over the last four months.

22 Nov 2014

How will a mansion tax on £2m homes work in the UK property market

Plans by both the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties would impose a mansion tax for properties worth £2 million or more if they win the election.

14 Nov 2014

First time buyer mortgage lending falls as London house prices expected to stall

New CML data shows a dip in mortgage lending to first time buyers as Savills predicts house prices in London to stall next year.

28 Sep 2014

Mortgage lending limits begin as first time buyers offered discount new build homes

The Bank of England to cool home loan market by limiting the number of people borrowing four and a half times their income.

25 Sep 2014

Labour’s mansion tax on properties over £2 million will hit London home buyers

The proposed mansion tax may deter wealthy investors from buying costing government revenue and is focused on London properties.

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