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28 Jan 2015

Mortgages to first time buyers start to rise after a decade of decline

First time buyers have struggled to buy their first home with numbers declining for more than a decade according to the ONS.

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.

15 Jan 2015

First time buyers pay more for a home as house prices rise, says ONS

Data released from the ONS shows the cost of buying a home for first time buyers has increased by 11% over the year.

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.

31 Dec 2014

London borough of Greenwich is the UK top house price performer

The latest report from the Halifax shows the Greenwich as the top house price performer rising 24.6% this year.

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.

28 Nov 2014

Homebuyers in their 40s are struggling to secure mortgages with new rules

More homebuyers in their 40s are unable to buy or remortgage their homes with tougher rules and rising house prices.

26 Nov 2014

Mortgage lending falls by 16% as house price growth begins to slow

The number of mortgage approvals have reduced according to the British Bankers' Association (BBA) by 16% over the year.

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