Latest mortgage news - Home Movers

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.

17 Sep 2014

London house price average over £500,000 as sales of £1m homes expected to rise

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has released data showing London average house prices are over £500,000 for the first time.

18 Aug 2014

London average house prices rise 19% with signs of a market finally slowing

The average price of property in London has increased by 19% and England and Wales increasing by over 9% in the last year.

16 Aug 2014

Mortgage lenders warn homeowners of higher costs with interest rate rise

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has warned of an interest rate rise from the Bank of England is more likely increasing costs to homeowners.

31 Jul 2014

Interest rates must rise as homebuyer confidence reaches a low

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, says interest rates must rise to avoid a housing bubble developing.

30 Jul 2014

Mortgage approvals rise for the first time in four months

Figures released from the Bank of England show the number of mortgage approvals has increased in June.

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