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17 Jan 2017

New-build home prices are 32pc higher in East of England, says ONS

The rise in property values for the East of England are leading the market with new-build homes seeing a 32% price increase in the last year.

13 Jan 2017

First time buyers reach a high with a sharp rise in 30-year mortgages

The number of first time buyers reaches an all time high last year with more people opting for longer term mortgages of 30-years or more.

13 Jan 2017

10-year fixed rate mortgage costs rise, would you lock in for the long term

After years of falling rates the 10-year fixed rate mortgage costs are beginning to rise according to research from Moneyfacts.

30 Dec 2016

Growth in house prices is expected to slow for 2017, says Halifax

House prices will rise next year but at a slower rate according to the Halifax outlook report UK towns record biggest gains for 2016.

16 Dec 2016

Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme ends this month

At the end of December phase two of the Help to Buy scheme is going to be withdrawn by the government after a successful three years.

14 Dec 2016

Mortgages loans to homebuyers fall in October as market slows

Data from the CML shows the number of loans to homebuyers is 8% lower for October indicating a slowdown in the UK market.

13 Dec 2016

London house price growth is negative with slowing property market

House prices for London fall for the month of October as the UK property market slows although areas outside the South East see growth.

12 Dec 2016

City house price growth expected to slow to 4% in 2017, says Hometrack

Projections from Hometrack is to expect above average house price growth from regional cities to offset lower price growth in London.

07 Dec 2016

House price rise has changed first time buyer affordability across the UK

There are striking differences in affordability for first time buyers across the UK as rapid house price rise makes it harder to borrow.

23 Nov 2016

Home buyers in London increase by 12% since EU referendum

Research from the CML shows the number of London home buyers has increased since the Brexit vote with affordability remaining unchanged.

17 Nov 2016

Mortgage costs reach historic low point for September

The cost of a mortgage as a proportion of household income has reached an historic low although there is no increase in house purchase activity.

16 Nov 2016

Bank of England given new powers to curb buy-to-let lending

The Treasury is to give the Bank of England powers to limit lending to the growing buy-to-let mortgage market to protect the financial system.

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