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14 Oct 2019

Urban green spaces can raise nearby house prices by £2,500, says ONS

Urban homes near public parks, gardens and playing fields are more expensive adding 1.1% premium to the value of your property.

23 Sep 2019

Homeowners releasing equity from their homes increases by a third

A third more homeowners in the first half of 2019 used a lifetime mortgage to release equity from their home than two years ago.

17 Sep 2019

Guarantors help First time buyers to secure low mortgage rates

Lenders are willing to offer competitive mortgage rates to first time buyers with small deposits if they can secure a guarantor.

16 Sep 2019

Lower London house prices help speed up time to secure a buyer

House prices coming to the market in London have reduced by more than £13,000 this month helping to move property more quickly.

12 Sep 2019

First time buyer deposits rise to the highest level in a decade

Deposits for first time buyers to purchase their first home have increased by 52% over the past decade according to the Halifax.

06 Sep 2019

First time buyers outside capital select houses rather than flats

Outside the capital first time buyers taking their first step on the property ladder opt for houses rather than flats, says Zoopla.

23 Aug 2019

London remains the least affordable UK city with slow improvement

Affordability levels in London are slowly starting to improve with average earnings rising at a faster pace than house price growth.

20 Aug 2019

First time buyers are a boost to London mortgage market

New purchase numbers in London have been improved by first time buyers increasing 1.2% compared to a year ago.

19 Aug 2019

London house prices rise for the first time in two years

Homes in Greater London have risen year-on-year for the first time in two years with new seller asking prices 1.3% higher.

13 Aug 2019

Home hunters are paying premiums for gardens when buying

Gardens are considered so important homeowners will spend money to improve their outdoor space to increase property value.

03 Aug 2019

Retirement interest only mortgages not the answer for homeowners

Royal London has warned that the majority of homeowners cannot afford a retirement interest only mortgage due to affordability.

01 Aug 2019

Young Britons dream of home ownership in the next decade is over

First time buyers dream of owning a home is at risk of dying for middle-income Britain in the next decade, says Santander.

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