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Remortgages hit highest levels this year in April

Created on 14 June 2013. Posted in Live News

... winner at the moment are first-time buyers, despite deals falling slightly by 1 per cent in April with £2.5bn lent on 19,400 loans compared to 19,400 and £2.5bn in March. Last year's figures were heavily ...

UK house sales hit highest levels for 3 years

Created on 13 June 2013. Posted in Live News

... further increase in the next three months with 20 per cent more surveyors expecting growth. It is welcome news for first time buyer mortgage deals who have been running scared of the housing market in ...

Government Help to Buy booming with 4,000 Enquiries

Created on 09 June 2013. Posted in Live News

... are being increasingly used by first-time buyers as a way of getting on the housing ladder. The Help to Buy shared equity scheme is being used by thousands of people to buy new build homes and some have ...

Consumer appetite strong in London as first-time buyer activity remains stable

Created on 07 June 2013. Posted in Live News

Half of all adults surveyed in London would like to buy a new home to live in (be that a first or subsequent home) in the next 2-3 years, according to findings released by the Council of Mortgage Lenders ...

Govt's Help to Buy scheme can help with large mortgages too

Created on 26 May 2013. Posted in Live News

The Government has launched a Help to Buy mortgage scheme to get the housing market moving but with an upper limit of £600,000 it can help more than just first-time buyers. Help to Buy comes in two ...

Help To Buy Mortgages

Created on 07 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... his annual Budget announcement, Osborne unveiled the Help to Buy scheme now available directly through banks and mortgage brokers such as Capital Fortune. The first element of the scheme is what is known ...

Gross Mortgage Lending Up 9% in March

Created on 22 April 2013. Posted in Live News

... £12.6 billion in March 2012. However, this was just before the first-time buyer stamp duty holiday expired, distorting meaningful comparison. Gross lending for the first quarter of 2013 was therefore ...

Comeback for high loan to value deals as NatWest opens up 90% mortgages

Created on 26 March 2013. Posted in Live News

... of cheap mortgages UK. Lenders are not just offering cheap rates for wealthy borrowers with high deposits but are increasingly looking to help first-time buyers or first-time movers. A return of high ...

Two-thirds of second steppers can't get a mortgage to move home, says Lloyds TSB

Created on 14 March 2013. Posted in Live News

Two out of every three people trying to sell their first home are unable to do so because of problems getting a mortgage, according to Lloyds TSB research. The so-called second steppers are finding it ...

Promising signs of recovery for mortgage market

Created on 16 February 2013. Posted in Live News

... beginning to recover and regain some of its pre-2008 health. The firm reported that the improvement in lending was driven by high LTV borrowers and first-time buyers, who accounted for the biggest overall ...

House sales up in 2012

Created on 06 February 2013. Posted in Live News

... demanded of first-time buyers. These figures , coupled with the news that gross mortgage lending in December reached an estimated £11.7 billion, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders are positive ...

Housing Market Has New Lease on Life

Created on 06 February 2013. Posted in Live News

The UK housing market appears to be gaining momentum as Halifax announced house prices have risen by 1.3% in January 2013 compared to January 2012. This is the first annual improvement in 27 months. As ...

Fall in First Time Buyers Caused by Rent Trap

Created on 31 January 2013. Posted in Live News

The low numbers of first time buyers in the current market is ‘cause for concern’, according to Nationwide. Concerns have been raised as the building society report there were only 20,000 first time buyers ...

Is Britain On Course To Triple-Dip Recession?

Created on 28 January 2013. Posted in Live News

... most of its products." The UK housing market, therefore, might be negatively affected as a result of the slow economic recovery, causing more difficulties for first time buyers.  ...

Mortgage Payments Take Priority in 2013 Household Spending

Created on 18 January 2013. Posted in Live News

... West Midlands and East Anglia are least likely to change their spending habits.   The survey also reported that 44% of first time buyers intend to put down a deposit within the first six months ...

Deposits For London Houses Three Times National Average

Created on 18 January 2013. Posted in Live News

... or Midlands.   Sean Oldfield, Chief Executive at Castle Trust, commented that ‘parents and grandparents are being called on more and more to help children with their first deposit.’ However, as ...

Landlords Remortgage Buy-To Let Properties to Expand Their Portfolios

Created on 17 January 2013. Posted in Live News

... mortgages is mainly caused by difficulties first-time buyers face when trying to secure a mortgage. Thus, high tenant demand and flat property prices enticed more landlords to increase their capital; 8 ...

Mortgage Lenders Truly Go to War

Created on 15 January 2013. Posted in Live News

...  For first-time buyers using mortgage calculators is more important as high deposits are the key obstacle to getting a mortgage. Buying a home with a 5% deposit is far more expensive and has more restrictive ...

Stagnant Second Stepper Market Scuppers First Time Buyers

Created on 14 January 2013. Posted in Live News

... first time buyers due to the resulting shortage of properties available on the market.’  ...

New Build Plans to Ease Market Pressure

Created on 11 January 2013. Posted in Live News

...  Nick Boles announced at the Policy Exchange that Britain needs to be building 270,000 new homes per year in order to ease the backlog of first time buyers, who have been priced out of the housing market ...