First Time Buyer
The mortgage market will continue to show greater levels of activity in 2014 but there is little evidence of a housing boom developing, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).
Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed both Aldermore and Virgin Money will start offering Help to Buy mortgage guarantee products later this month.
The Welsh government has announced it will launch its £170m Help to Buy equity loan scheme in January.
The UK economy is heading in the right direction but there are a "number of years to go" before a full-blown recovery can be called, Bank of England (BoE) chief economist Spencer Dale has said.
Thousands of first-time buyers have got on the property ladder using the Help to Buy scheme, government figures have revealed.
Yorkshire BS is offering a range of mortgages at 95% LTV priced more cheaply than Help to Buy 2 deals.
It takes on average just over eight weeks to sell a home in the UK, 11 days less than a year ago, research has revealed.
Nearly two-thirds of first-time buyers receive help from their family when saving for a deposit, according to research from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.
Only 27% of tenants have plans to buy a home despite the arrival of the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, research has found.
Help to Buy may have arrived but for the foreseeable future rents are set to keep rising on an annual basis, although these increases may slow.
Nationwide increases interest free purchase offer; TSB offers current account customers cashback for remortgaging; Tesco reduces mortgage rates.
If you want to know what the future holds for house prices, this interactive map will show you the predicted trends over the next five years.
More than 2,000 applications made using the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme have been agreed in principle in the month since the first products came onto market.
Lord Lamont, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, has warned borrowers could be taking on excessive amounts of debt under the government’s Help to Buy scheme.
Average property prices in the UK rose by 0.7% in October and are now 6.9% higher than a year ago.
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