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West Midlands leads surge in £500k + properties

Signs of a housing boom emerging outside London and the South East have continued with a surge in high value properties across the rest of the UK.

First Time Buyer | 22 Apr 2014

Mortgage lending up by a third, but new rules could put brakes on flying market

Mortgage lending in the first three months of this year was up by more than a third compared to the same period in 2013, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Buying Process | 17 Apr 2014

How the new mortgage lending rules affect you

New mortgage lending rules come into force at the end of April. Find out how they will affect existing and potential homeowners.

Mortgages | 16 Apr 2014

House prices up 9.1% in a year - ONS

UK house prices increased by 9.1 per cent in the year to February 2014, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Buy to Let | 15 Apr 2014

Property asking prices in south at all-time high

Asking prices in all southern regions reached record levels in April, according to property website Rightmove.

Buy to Let | 14 Apr 2014
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High cost of homeownership drives consumers to rent

Almost 80 per cent of consumers rent because barriers to saving and the eventual cost of the mortgage are just too high, according to research.

First Time Buyer | 11 Apr 2014
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UK homeowners celebrate 'mortgage freedom day'

Today marks 'mortgage freedom day', the day typical homeowners will have earned enough to pay off the annual cost of their mortgage, according to data from Halifax.

Mortgages | 10 Apr 2014

New homes 'desperately needed' to stem rising prices

The UK desperately needs to build new homes to stem the surge in house prices, an industry body has warned.

First Time Buyer | 10 Apr 2014

Homeowners more worried about house prices than negative equity

The majority of British homeowners believe high house prices are more of a problem for the housing market and the wider economy than negative equity.

First Time Buyer | 07 Apr 2014

House prices fall 1.1% in March - Halifax

UK house prices fell month-on-month in March, but were up compared to levels this time last year, according to Halifax.

First Time Buyer | 04 Apr 2014

Nationwide: UK house prices up 10% year-on-year

UK house prices have risen by nearly 10 per cent in a year, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index.

First Time Buyer | 02 Apr 2014

Help to Buy fuels 42% rise in first-time buyers

The number of first-time buyers transactions is 42% higher than a year ago, according to research by LSL Property Services.

First Time Buyer | 28 Mar 2014

Revealed: The typical profile of a Help to Buy applicant

The typical Help to Buy applicant is young, living in the north of England and buying for the first time, according to Aldermore Bank.

First Time Buyer | 24 Mar 2014

More than 17,000 snap up home under Help to Buy

More than 17,000 people have bought a new home using the government's Help to Buy scheme, figures have revealed.

First Time Buyer | 23 Mar 2014

Residential property sales up 32% on last year, says HMRC

The number of UK home sales rose by 3.5% between January and February, a 32% increase compared to the same time last year.

First Time Buyer | 21 Mar 2014

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