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14 Jan 2016

London Help to Buy scheme set to launch in February

From February the new London Help to Buy scheme will offer homebuyers loans up to 40% of the property value to purchase new-build homes.

12 Jan 2016

First time buyer numbers remain strong as more select 35-year mortgages

There were 310,000 first time buyers in 2015 according to the Halifax with an increase in the number taking 35 year mortgages.

07 Jan 2016

UK house prices have increased by 9.5% last year to a record high, says Halifax

Property prices are up 9.5% in the year and a further decline in the number of homes for sale will keep the an upward pressure on prices.

31 Dec 2015

London heads lower house sales for the year, says Halifax

UK house sales were 8% lower in 2015 over the year with London and majority of towns leading the way.

23 Dec 2015

First time buyers must save for 24 years to afford their first property

New research by the Resolution Foundation finds the average first time buyer takes 24 years to save enough deposit to buy their home.

18 Dec 2015

Bank of England given new powers to limit buy-to-let market

Extra powers could be handed to the Bank of England to limit buy-to-let landlord borrowing to maintain financial stability.

18 Dec 2015

House prices are predicted to jump 50% by 2025, says latest report

A study produced by the CEBR for estate agent associations shows UK house prices are expected to rise by 50% in the next ten years.

16 Dec 2015

UK house prices rise at faster rate, says ONS

Property prices in the UK have increased 7.0% over the year to October with an average price of £287,000 according to the ONS.

10 Dec 2015

Average UK house prices at £204,500 with further rise expected, says Halifax

The Halifax data shows house prices are up 1.4% on the quarter despite a fall last month and is expected to rise strongly.

29 Nov 2015

London Help to Buy and Shared Ownership schemes extended

Homebuyers in London are to benefit as the government improves Help to Buy and removes restrictions for Shared Ownership scheme.

29 Nov 2015

Help to Buy Isa gives first time buyers helping hand to buy their home

People struggling to buy their first home are given a helping hand with the Help to Buy Isa free from tax and up to 4% interest.

28 Nov 2015

Buy-to-let homes face higher stamp duty with Autumn Statement

Landlords of buy-to-let properties must pay much higher stamp duty land tax following the chancellor’s Autumn Statement.

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