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Free Stamp Duty With the TSB ?

Created on 18 January 2014. Posted in Live News

...  Despite the high revenues we would like to see reform of Stamp Duty to make it fairer. In recent years there have been Stamp Duty holidays for first-time buyers up to £250,000. This allows first-timers ...

Bank of England Must Limit House Price Booms, says RICS

Created on 06 October 2013. Posted in Live News

... increases in house prices could break through the 5% barrier this year, owing to increasing demand from first-time buyers at a time when the number of homes for sale remains low. Joshua Miller, senior ...

UK Ex Pat Mortgages for British Expats in Dubai

Created on 18 August 2013. Posted in UAE

... to those living in the Emirates. Our London team, successfully assist both first time and next time buyers resident in Dubai who are non-UK tax payers. They are usually looking for a repayment or a mortgage ...

Sub-prime lender launches to help adverse borrowers

Created on 06 August 2013. Posted in Live News

A new sub-prime lender has launched into the mortgage market aimed at borrowers with an adverse credit record. Magellan Homeloans is the first major sub-prime lender to launch since the crash and a sign ...

Mortgage lending rockets 26 per cent in June

Created on 28 July 2013. Posted in Live News

... than the the record-breaking May which saw £14.7bn lent for the first time since October 2008. Significantly it is also 26 per cent higher than June 2012 when £11.9bn was lent in total. Gross lending ...

Santander Joins Help to Buy Scheme

Created on 27 July 2013. Posted in Live News

...  It is the first instalment of Help to Buy with the second mortgage indemnity guarantee due to launch in January. It allows borrowers to access a 75 per cent loan to value mortgage with a 20 per cent ...

Stamp Duty Debate Hots Up With Scottish Reforms

Created on 26 July 2013. Posted in Live News

... expensive with tens of thousands of pounds often needed just to pay the tax on a property purchase. Someone buying a £2m home will be slapped with a £140,000 tax bill. For first-time buyers the the cost ...

UK economy grows 0.6 per cent in second quarter

Created on 25 July 2013. Posted in Live News

It seems that the UK economy has grown by 0.6 per cent in the second quarter of the year compared to the first quarter as the recovery picks up pace which is great news.  After 0.3 per cent growth ...

99.5% of Consumers Don't Undertsand Mortgages - Which?

Created on 21 June 2013. Posted in Live News

... 30 per cent of people who have remortgaged, a quarter of people who had bought their first home in the past five years and 22 per cent) of potential homebuyers could correctly ranked the cheapest and most ...

Sky-high deposits Force More People To Rent

Created on 17 June 2013. Posted in Live News

The average first-time buyer deposit stands at £26,956 forcing more people into the private rented sector. Halifax's third annual Generation Rent report is based on interviews with 20 to 45 year olds and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...