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First-time buyer deposits fall 10% in a year

The average house deposit put down by first-time buyers has fallen 10 per cent in the past year, according to new data.

First Time Buyer | 27 Jun 2014

Help to Buy: More than 2,000 completions under equity loan scheme in May

More than 2,000 properties were purchased using a Help to Buy equity loan in the last month, figures from the government have shown.

First Time Buyer | 26 Jun 2014

First time buyers receive half of deposit from parents

The average first time buyer receives roughly half of their house deposit from their parents, a study has revealed.

First Time Buyer | 25 Jun 2014

More than half of parents expect to help children onto property ladder

More than half of parents are worried their children won't be able to get onto the property ladder without financial support, according to new research by TSB.

First Time Buyer | 23 Jun 2014

Mortgage lending remains stable following launch of tougher 'stress tests'

Mortgage lending held steady in the month following the introduction of tougher affordability criteria, figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders have shown.

Mortgages | 19 Jun 2014

House prices up 9.9% in year to April

House prices across the UK rose by an average of 9.9% in the year to April, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown.

Mortgages | 17 Jun 2014

London property price growth could ‘slow to zero’

London property price inflation is losing momentum, with some analysts suggesting that values in prime areas could plateau in 2015.

Mortgages | 16 Jun 2014

Vince Cable: Cap mortgage lending at 3.5 times income

Business secretary Vince Cable has said he is 'appalled' lenders continue to offer loans five times a mortgage applicant's income.

Mortgages | 12 Jun 2014

Signs of cooling in housing market as tougher lending rules bite

A lack of housing supply and more stringent lending conditions appear to be having a cooling effect on the UK property market, according to figures.

Mortgages | 12 Jun 2014

Help to Buy: Mortgage guarantee figures allay bubble fears

Just a fraction of first time buyers have used the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, allaying fears the initiative is contributing to soaring house prices.

Buying Process | 04 Jun 2014

House prices rise 11% in a year - Nationwide

UK house prices have risen by 11 per cent in a year, the strongest annual growth since June 2007, according to Nationwide.

Mortgages | 03 Jun 2014
Mark Carney

Mortgage approvals fall to nine month low - Bank of England

Mortgage approvals for house purchases fell for the third consecutive month in April to the their lowest level since July last year, Bank of England lending figures have revealed.

Mortgages | 02 Jun 2014

House prices continue upward march – Land Registry

House prices continued to march upwards in most regions of England and Wales during April, the latest figures from the Land Registry have shown.

Mortgages | 30 May 2014

Most Help to Buy loans go to first-time buyers

More than 80 per cent of Help to Buy mortgage guarantee loans went to first-time buyers in the scheme's first six months, official figures have shown.

First Time Buyer | 29 May 2014

Bank mortgage lending up 52% year-on-year

Total mortgage lending by high street banks was 52 per cent higher in April than 12 months ago, figures from the British Bankers' Association (BBA) have shown.

Mortgages | 27 May 2014

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