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Brits will own fewer properties over lifetime

Mortgage Solutions | 27 Mar 2015

Brits in their 20s and 30s will own fewer properties in their lifetimes due to rising house prices and lack of suitable homes.


Buyers forced to consider homes with no natural light

Lack of suitable housing stock means more than half of first-time buyers are being forced to consider properties with no natural light.

Mortgage Solutions | 27 Mar 2015

Lending to low-deposit borrowers 'back on track' - e.surv

Surveyors’ figures show increased lending to borrowers with deposits of 15% or less.

Mortgage Solutions | 12 Mar 2015

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David Cameron at Conservative Party Conference 2013

Treasury: Help to Buy has helped 88,000 people buy a new home

According to the latest quarterly statistics from the government, Help to Buy has helped 88,420 people buy a new home since the scheme began.

Mortgage Solutions | 05 Mar 2015

First-time buyer lending hits highest level since 2007

Lending to first-time buyers reached the highest annual level since 2007 last year, with 676,900 loans taken out and £112.7bn advanced in total.

Mortgage Solutions | 17 Feb 2015

Lack of affordability blunts London house price growth – Savills

House price growth in London is expected to rise by just 10.4% over the next five years compared to 19.3% across the UK as a whole, Savills research finds.

Mortgage Solutions | 10 Feb 2015

House prices enjoy January recovery

House prices grew by 2% between December and January, the biggest January monthly increase seen since 2009 (2.4%), according to the latest Halifax house price index.

Mortgage Solutions | 05 Feb 2015

First-time buyer numbers up 50% in two years

The number of first-time buyers has risen 50% in the last two years, with record low mortgage rates and new government schemes driving these figures.

Mortgage Solutions | 06 Jan 2015

Lack of property price inflation hampering market - Santander

The main barrier to moving up the property ladder for 63% of homeowners is the need for the value of the current property to increase.

Mortgage Solutions | 08 Dec 2014
Tesco bank

Tesco Bank cuts mortgage rates further

Tesco Bank has confirmed it will cut rates on its two, three and five year fixed-rate mortgages.

Mortgage Solutions | 20 Nov 2014
The Houses of Parliament

Remove Stamp Duty for older people in mid-priced homes - MPs

Older people looking to ‘downsize’ should not have to pay stamp duty on the purchase of a moderately-priced home, a group of MPs has recommended.

Mortgage Solutions | 18 Nov 2014

Average Help to Buy 2 deposit falls to under £9,000

Home buyers using the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme were able to access the property ladder with average deposits of just £8,974 in September, according to data from Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB).

Mortgage Solutions | 07 Nov 2014

First-time buyer sales climb 11% despite wider market slowdown

The number of first-time buyer UK house completions increased year-on-year in September, defying trends of a slowdown in the market.

Mortgage Solutions | 24 Oct 2014

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