Mortgages

12 June 2014

Need Advice About Buying A House? Get An Honest Answer From Knight Frank

Have you always wanted to see an Estate Agent give an Honest Answer? Now is your chance! Knight Frank, the leading independent global property consultancy, decided to put itself on the ...
29 July 2009

The Return Of The 125% Mortgagae

Nationwide Building Society’s decision to allow customers to take out loans worth 125 percent of the value of the homes they are buying shows that lenders are innovating to help ...

4 December 2008

House Prices Fall Further 2.6%

House prices fell another 2.6% in November, according to mortgage lender the Halifax. According to its latest survey, the annual rate of house price falls to 14.9%, compared to 13.7% ...

23 June 2007

A First Time Buyers Top 5 Tips

It seems that things are currently about as bad as they've ever been for first time buyers. Property prices (and mortgage payments) are soaring and with the average house costing ...

8 May 2007

High home costs stop new buyers

Rising house prices and higher interest rates have been forcing first-time buyers out of the property market.In March, their numbers were 8% lower than a year ago at 33,100, said ...

26 April 2007

House Prices Continue To Grow

House price growth picked up again in April, the latest figures from Nationwide building society show.Prices rose 0.9%, taking the annual rate of price inflation to 10.2% and pushing the ...
30 October 2006

HIP’s Slammed by Lenders

Mortgage lenders are calling for the new Home Information Packs, about to be put on trial, next month, to be abolished.According to the CML, the packs will become and unnecessary, ...

24 August 2006

£29'000 for the deposit

That's what first time buyers can expect to pay for the deposit on their first home, nowadays, according to Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).Because of this, many first time ...

1 August 2006

House Prices on the Up Again

Britians Biggest Building society reports fastest house price growth for 15 monthsAccording to reports from Nationwide, house prices rose by almost 1% in July, compared with just 0.3% in June. ...

19 July 2006

Home packs a farce

Britons could face losing millions of pounds on useless information, as part of the the proposed Home Information packs are expected to be scrappedIt's estimated that firms such as ...

17 July 2006

Houses will cost 50% more in 2011

It's predicted by Oxford Economic Forecasting, that house prices in the UK could increase by up to 50% in the next 5 years, leaving millions of brits unable to buy ...

14 July 2006

Canadian Swaps a Paperclip for a house

Canadian Kyle McDonald Didn't have much at this time, last year. Just one, Red Paperclip, to be exact. But his ingenuity, and perseverence made it possible for him ...

6 July 2006

House Prices back up

According to the Halifax, House prices took and unexpected 1.2% fall during June, after a few months of bouyancy.Overall, however house prices are up 2.6% on the first quater, and ...

18 May 2006

Buyers in Record Breaking Rise

For a Staggering Eleventh month in a row, confidence in the housing market has grown, shown by another rise in the numbers of buyers.According to the Chartered institute of Surveyors, ...

3 April 2006

Half of income is Mortgage

Half of the average Brit's working week is spent paying for their home, according to figures from the One account, this week.And once they've handed the first half of each ...

30 November -0001

September House Prices Continue To Fall But Even Faster

More evidence that the house price fall is accelerating across the UK was presented on Friday, in further confirmation that the feel good factor is fast disappearing.Figures from Hometrack, an ...

30 November -0001

Halifax: House Prices Increase In December

UK house prices increased by 1.1% in December, the first monthly rise since September, according to the Halifax.The UK's biggest mortgage lender reported that prices rose 15.1% during 2004, but ...

30 November -0001

House Prices: Good News For Sellers

According to figures issued by the Nationwide house prices unexpectedly rose slightly this month, although the annual rate of house price inflation slowed to its lowest for over three years.The ...

30 November -0001

Mortgage Approvals Fall To Lowest Level For 5 Years

Mortgages approvals have fallen for the seventh month in a row, to the lowest level for five years.The total amount lent by mortgage companies was reported as £14.2bn during December, ...

30 November -0001

Bank Of England Figures Show Rise In Mortgage Approvals

The number of mortgages approved in the UK has risen for the first time since May last year, according to lending figures from the Bank of England.New loans in December ...

30 November -0001

House Prices

House prices in the UK rose by 0.5% in February, according to the Nationwide building society.The figure means the annual rate of increase in the UK is down to 10.2%, ...

30 November -0001

House Prices Show Biggest Fall For Over 10Years

UK house prices have experienced their biggest monthly fall in almost 10 years, reports the Nationwide.Prices plunged by 0.6% during March the biggest fall since June 1995, meaning house prices ...

30 November -0001

First-time Buyers Wait For General Election Results

The General election is putting off first-time buyersAlmost 25% of would-be first-time buyers have put plans to buy property on hold until after the 5 May general election, a poll ...

30 November -0001

Home Owners Still Uncertain

Homeowners still uncertain about the housing market.According to figures from the Woolwich bank show consumer confidence is still skeptical about house prices with 49% of people questioned in April feeling ...