Latest mortgage news - Home Movers

17 Jan 2018

Home mover numbers at the highest level for a decade

The number of home movers reached 370,300 the highest level for 10 years thanks to low mortgage rates and demand for homes.

11 Dec 2017

Home movers stay and improve as they struggle to buy a new property

Homeowners struggle to move due to a lack of suitable housing at affordable prices and are opting to improve instead.

26 Nov 2017

Home buyers pay an extra £116,500 to buy a home in a national park

Buying a home will cost 46% more in a national park as homeowners can enjoy easy access to the great outdoors and beautiful countryside.

02 Nov 2017

Building homes above London railways could solve housing shortage

There is enough space above London railway lines to build apartment blocks adding 250,000 new homes for the capital.

23 Oct 2017

First time buyers face higher costs with mortgage rate rise expected

The cost of a fixed rate mortgage has increased for first time buyers and the Bank of England is expected to raise base rates next month.

21 Oct 2017

Homebuyers pay £30,000 premium to live in market towns

English market towns command a £30,000 premium from homeowners or 12% more compared to living in neighbouring towns.

12 Oct 2017

Borrowing by home movers increases 20% by value in the last year

Homeowners showed resilience with borrowings from home movers rising to £8.4 billion up 20% compared to August last year.

23 Sep 2017

House prices in university towns are up by 22% over the course of a degree

Parents could be better off buying a student flat than paying children’s rent as prices in university towns rise £38,666 during a three year course.

15 Sep 2017

Cost of moving home for London home buyers has risen to £32,000

Higher house prices and stamp duty mean the cost of moving home in London has risen to £32,092 or 47% higher than a decade ago.

23 Aug 2017

Mortgage lending to home buyers in London rises by 6% for second quarter

Number of home buyers taking out a mortgage in London is up 6% in the second quarter 2017 with strong demand from first time buyers.

21 Aug 2017

Owning your second property is a reality for one in ten UK homeowners

There are over 5 million people with multiple properties after a 30% increase in their numbers since the start of the century.

21 Aug 2017

Stagnant home mover numbers makes it harder for first time buyers

The number of home movers has reduced by -2% creating a shortage of properties for first time buyers and higher prices.

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