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Search Acumen now offers commercial title ownership data to real estate lawyers

Search Acumen now offers commercial title ownership data to real estate lawyers

Search Acumen, the property search provider, has announced it is the first in the industry to offer Land Registry’s Commercial Title Ownership data to its customers free of charge as the next step in the evolution of its commercial real estate platform.

26 Apr 2017

How much could your estate agent actually make for you?

How much could your estate agent actually make for you?

New data released by EstateAgent4Me has shown that appointing the right estate agent can net those selling their home up to £36,000 above their original asking price.

26 Apr 2017

The end of paper-first mortgage applications?

The end of paper-first mortgage applications?

New research from identity data intelligence specialists GBG today reveals that old-fashioned and outdated mortgage application processes are creating barriers for UK consumers to get on the property ladder.

25 Apr 2017

Saffron announce financial support options for property developers

Saffron announce financial support options for property developers

Saffron Building Society is offering support to small builders and property developers seeking funding of typically between £500,000 and £3 million, for building projects based in East Anglia, London and the South East of England.

25 Apr 2017

Magellan announce fixed rate cuts on Complex Prime products

Magellan announce fixed rate cuts on Complex Prime products

Specialist mortgage lender, Magellan Homeloans, has announced that it has cut its 2-year fixed rate pricing across its range of Complex Prime mortgage products.

25 Apr 2017

Mortgage Trust announce new BTL products

Mortgage Trust announce new BTL products

Mortgage Trust has announced that it has launched three new limited edition buy-to-let products at the lowest rates ever offered by the provider.

24 Apr 2017

UK Mortgage sales hit £16.4bn in March

UK Mortgage sales hit £16.4bn in March

The latest report from Equifax Touchstone has found that mortgage sales for the UK jumped to £16.4 billion in March, up 15.7% on the previous month. Residential sales rose 15.3% to £13.6 billion and buy-to-let sales increased by 17.4% to £2.7 billion.

21 Apr 2017

Mortgage war intensifies as YBS launch Britain's cheapest ever deal

Mortgage war intensifies as YBS launch Britain's cheapest ever deal

Yorkshire Building Society has announced that it has launched the lowest mortgage rate ever available in the UK at 0.89%.

21 Apr 2017

Terrifying deposit saving times revealed in new report

Terrifying deposit saving times revealed in new report

The latest research from MoneySuperMarket has suggested that prospective homeowners in some areas of the UK would need to save for 27 years before they could afford to buy in the area they currently live.

21 Apr 2017

Gross mortgage lending down 19% year-on-year

Gross mortgage lending down 19% year-on-year

The latest analysis and statistics from The Council of Mortgage Lenders has revealed that gross mortgage lending reached £21.4 billion in March - a drop of 19% compared to March last year.

20 Apr 2017

 

Foundation Home Loans announce residential lending launch

Foundation Home Loans announce residential lending launch

Specialist lender, Foundation Home Loans, has announced that ut has launched into the residential lending market.

20 Apr 2017

Remortgaging surges in March

Remortgaging surges in March

The latest research from Connells Survey & Valuation has revealed that remortgaging activity rose to 21% of the valuations market in March, increasing from 15% year-on-year.

20 Apr 2017

Has stability arrived in the mortgage market?

Has stability arrived in the mortgage market?

Recent analysis from Mortgage Brain has shown that the cost of most mainstream mortgages continues to show signs of stabilisation due to little movement seen in the market over the past three months.

20 Apr 2017

Fixed rates for equity release fall to 5.63%

Fixed rates for equity release fall to 5.63%

New research has revealed that the average fixed rate for equity release deals has fallen to 5.63% - a new record low.

19 Apr 2017

Leeds announce two new cashback products

Leeds announce two new cashback products

Leeds Building Society has announced today that it is launching two new fixed rate mortgages offering £750 cashback.

18 Apr 2017

Principality announce new rate cuts on two year products

Principality announce new rate cuts on two year products

Wales’ largest building society, Principality Building Society, has announced today that it has cut rates on two 2 year fixed rate residential mortgage products.

18 Apr 2017

Generation X building their retirement with bricks and mortar

Generation X building their retirement with bricks and mortar

New analysis from The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has highlighted that almost half of 35-54 year olds - equating to 8.3 million people in the UK - plan to use property to help finance their retirement.

17 Apr 2017

Should stamp duty be a buyers or sellers tax?

Should stamp duty be a buyers or sellers tax?

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries believes work could be done to review whether stamp duty could become a tax paid by the property seller rather than buyer.

13 Apr 2017

Close family give FTBs a leg up onto the property ladder

Close family give FTBs a leg up onto the property ladder

The latest research from Nationwide has found that, in order to raise a deposit for their home, more than half of all first time buyers are reliant on their family.

12 Apr 2017

Santander announce change to BTL remortgage affordability assessments

Santander announce change to BTL remortgage affordability assessments

From 19th April, Santander says it will use a lower affordability assessment of 125% rental cover and 5% affordability rate for buy-to-let remortgage applications where no increase in borrowing is taking place.

12 Apr 2017

2 and 5 year rates cut at Nationwide

2 and 5 year rates cut at Nationwide

Nationwide Building Society has announced that from today it will be cutting rates across selected two and five year fixed and tracker products by up to 0.20%.

12 Apr 2017

Strong FTB activity sees homebuying hit 10 year high

Strong FTB activity sees homebuying hit 10 year high

The latest CML data has revealed that during the first two months of the year house purchase loans were at their highest levels since 2007.

11 Apr 2017

High LTV rates see post-HTB boost

High LTV rates see post-HTB boost

According to the latest report from Moneyfacts, the end of Help to Buy has contributed to rising high-LTV rates - seeing a 0.25% rise since January 2017, when figures were at a historic low, bringing the figure back to around the same rate it was a year ago.

11 Apr 2017

Accord announce they are to enter the consumer buy-to-let market

Accord announce they are to enter the consumer buy-to-let market

Accord has announced that as of today, they will now accept buy-to-let mortgage applications from borrowers classed as consumers: non-professional landlords who plan to let out a single property where they or their relatives have previously lived.

10 Apr 2017

Half a million admit to 'equity raid' on their property

Half a million admit to 'equity raid' on their property

New research from uSwitch.com has found that over the last five years half a million homeowners have used their home as a piggy bank and remortgaged to release much needed cash, taking out on average £43,918.

10 Apr 2017

£1m mortgages soar 24% in 12 months

£1m mortgages soar 24% in 12 months

The latest analysis by peer to peer secured lending platform, Lendy, has found that the number of new residential mortgages worth over £1 million went up by 24% last year, as banks continue to favour lending to owner-occupiers and reduce lending to property developers.

10 Apr 2017

Accord announce lower fee home loan options

Accord announce lower fee home loan options

Accord Mortgages has announced that it has launched a range of mortgages that carry a £495 fee aimed at borrowers with lower loan sizes.

07 Apr 2017

Monmouthshire announce new BTL products

Monmouthshire announce new BTL products

Monmouthshire Building Society has announced that it has launched a new range of two year buy-to-let house purchase and remortgage products.

07 Apr 2017

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Latest Comments

warren
warren 26 Apr 2017

You're very welcome Mary! Glad you enjoyed them :)

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Mary Ward
Mary Ward 26 Apr 2017

Thank you for the wonderful ideas. First impressions can make or break a deal. It's sadly that many homeowners drop the kerb to create an off-street parking space.

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Tony Gimple
Tony Gimple 14 Apr 2017

I'm not at all surprised that so many landlords are still confused about what the tax changes really mean and how it will affect them. In particular, the blind rush to incorporation is leaving landlords...

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MH
MH 13 Apr 2017

You are right that the bank holidays are going to be spoiled in looking for the properties. But people who want to sell their property and looking for the better relocation, they can get benefits of this...

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bnellyb
bnellyb 08 Apr 2017

There will be an exodus of private landlords over the next 5 years as tax changes take effect, private landlords provide an important service to the rental market, why do housing associations and councils...

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Fred Cassman
Fred Cassman 07 Apr 2017

"Make it look like you are at home": often people forget this and share on facebook their location!

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jared townsend
jared townsend 05 Apr 2017

It'll be interesting to see how & if the Government's asset sale regarding mortgages helps

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SecomTech
SecomTech 04 Apr 2017

...and not one mention of the rules on PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT!!! Unless you have studied the plans you will not know...It's probable a high proportion would not need planning permission...BUILDING Control...

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Jonathan
Jonathan 03 Apr 2017

That's a very interesting study indeed. There is no doubt that new services and web apps such as Wonego.com in the UK or Roomster in the US will change the way people look for a flatmate, and that tenants...

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MBM Homelets
MBM Homelets 23 Mar 2017

Although this is a very positive step, there is little or no guarantee of the standard of workmanship employed by the tenants. We have had experience of a professionally decorated property being ' painted'...

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ajay
ajay 21 Mar 2017

How is the "robust evidence" looking now?

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NathanG
NathanG 20 Mar 2017

I've been watching the series so far and am completely baffled by the cases that were presented. Though, I don't think that we can protect ourselves from every scam possible - it will just make the scammers...

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