Latest mortgage news

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.

26 Jul 2019

Property values rise by cost of a good bottle of wine per day

House prices for the typical home rise £2,046 in the first six months of the year equivalent to a good bottle of wine, says Zoopla.

26 Jul 2019

Boris Johnson may switch stamp duty from buyer to seller

While campaigning for prime minister Boris Johnson may make radical changes to Stamp Duty cutting the cost to homeowners.

23 Jul 2019

Over 5 million grandparents come to the rescue with childcare

With the upcoming school holidays two in five grandparents will provide childcare with many paying for treats and activities.

17 Jul 2019

London house prices fall at fastest rate since financial crisis, says ONS

House prices in England are dragged lower after the biggest fall in London prices since the financial crisis down -4.4% annually.

16 Jul 2019

Mortgage rates are unchanged despite lower money market rates

Warnings from the Bank of England has seen fixed rate mortgages remaining stable despite recent falls on the money markets.

12 Jul 2019

Happiest regions for people to live in Britain are revealed

South West England has been revealed as the happiest region to live in Britain says research from Lloyds Bank and YouGov.

28 Jun 2019

Leasehold banned on all new-build houses by government

The government takes action to ban the sale of all new-build properties as leasehold to return fairness for the housing market.

19 Jun 2019

Falling demand for flats in London driving prices lower across England

The price of flats in England are lower by -2.1% for the year driven by negative growth for this property type in London.

18 Jun 2019

Property asking prices near record levels despite political uncertainty

Buoyant northern regions sends newly-marketed property prices to within £91 of a new record even with uncertainty over Brexit.

17 Jun 2019

Bank of Mum and Dad gives £6.3bn helping children on property ladder

More money is given by the bank of Mum and Dad than ever rising to £6.3 billion to help children buy their first home.

17 Jun 2019

Half of home owners factor in property value for their retirement

Property wealth passed £4 trillion in 2018 and half of homeowners see money invested in property as part of their retirement planning.

14 Jun 2019

Londoners pay highest premium of £42,900 to live near a station

Home buyers in London are willing to pay the highest premium of £42,900 to live within 500m of a tube, metro or rail station.

30 May 2019

Homeowners can build extensions without planning permission

The government has relaxed rules to allow homeowners to add bigger extensions without the need for planning permission approval.

29 May 2019

Buyers negotiate harder as discounts to asking price increase

The gap between asking and selling price has increased across cities as home buyers negotiate harder on the property price.

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