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The Mansfield announce new fixed rate products

The Mansfield announce new fixed rate products

Mansfield Building Society has announced that it has added two new fixed rate residential products to its Versatility range.

22 Nov 2017

Skipton announce new seven-year fixed rate products

Skipton announce new seven-year fixed rate products

Skipton Building Society has announced that it has introduced two new seven-year fixed rate mortgages to its residential product range.

22 Nov 2017

How much is the average Londoner currently paying in stamp duty?

How much is the average Londoner currently paying in stamp duty?

Estate agent, Haart, is calling on the Government to cut stamp duty for first-time buyers after revealing the extent of the burden on the average London worker.

21 Nov 2017

Building societies increase mortgage market share by 4%

Building societies increase mortgage market share by 4%

New data from the BSA has revealed that building societies approved 114,793 or 29% of all new mortgages in Q3 2017 - a rise of 4% against the same peroid a year earlier.

20 Nov 2017

Second-steppers see the biggest increase in gifted deposits since 2014

Second-steppers see the biggest increase in gifted deposits since 2014

New research from My Home Move suggests that second-steppers, the children of the Baby Boomer generation, are benefitting more from Gifted Deposits, as their parents enjoy the benefits of having bought a property at the right time.

20 Nov 2017

Over one-third of parents won’t or can’t help their kids get on the property ladder

Over one-third of parents won’t or can’t help their kids get on the property ladder

A new poll commissioned by Royal London, has revealed that 34% of people say they have not and do not intend to offer financial support to children and grandchildren to help them get on the property ladder.

20 Nov 2017

Equity release customer numbers at record high in October

Equity release customer numbers at record high in October

Despite the issues facing the wider UK housing market, the popularity of equity release shows no sign of waning, with the number of homeowners releasing equity from their properties hitting a new high in October, according to the latest figures from leading equity release provider Responsible Equity Release.

20 Nov 2017

Conveyancing market bounces back in Q3

Conveyancing market bounces back in Q3

The latest data and analysis from Search Acumen has revealed that, following a significant drop in activity in Q2, the UK conveyancing market bounced back during mid-summer.

20 Nov 2017

Almost one in four use home equity to clear credit card debt

Almost one in four use home equity to clear credit card debt

New research from Key Retirement has found that 45% of those looking to cash in some of their property wealth still owe money on mortgages and 24% use equity release to pay off credit cards.

15 Nov 2017

Stamp Duty puts the brakes on the housing market

Stamp Duty puts the brakes on the housing market

A new report carried out by the Centre for Economics and Business Research and commissioned by Santander Mortgages, has found that amongst other things, Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) is having a significant effect on the UK property market by impacting people who move more.

15 Nov 2017

 

Total mortgage lending dips in September

Total mortgage lending dips in September

The latest data from UK Finance has revealed that, during September, total mortgage lending declined despite remaining higher on an annual basis -remortgaging remained strong ahead of an anticipated rate rise.

14 Nov 2017

BTL rates cut by up to 0.20% at Natwest

BTL rates cut by up to 0.20% at Natwest

NatWest has announced that it has cut rates on its core and semi-exclusive ranges of residential and buy-to-let two and five year fixed rate purchase mortgages and remortgages.

14 Nov 2017

Skipton announce roll out of mortgage advice via video service

Skipton announce roll out of mortgage advice via video service

Skipton Building Society ihas announced that it is now offering mortgage and financial advice video appointments through Skipton Link.

13 Nov 2017

Borrowers urged to be cautious when securing cheap fixed rate mortgages

Borrowers urged to be cautious when securing cheap fixed rate mortgages

Homeowners are being urged to think twice before incurring early exit charges in a dash to secure a cheap fixed rate mortgage.

13 Nov 2017

Buy-to-let remortgage rates cut at Accord

Buy-to-let remortgage rates cut at Accord

Accord has announced that it has reduced selected buy-to-let remortgage rates by up to 0.17%.

10 Nov 2017

Average two-year fixes see highest rise in eight years

Average two-year fixes see highest rise in eight years

New Moneyfacts data has revealed that the average two-year fixed mortgage rate has risen from its historic low in October with a 0.12% increase, the highest monthly rise since August 2009.

08 Nov 2017

Scottish Widows announce new five-year fix

Scottish Widows announce new five-year fix

Scottish Widows Bank has announced that it has introduced new rates on its five-year fixed Flexible and Professional remortgage products, which it says are currently the lowest on the market.

07 Nov 2017

Nationwide urges Government to extend Help to Buy ISA

Nationwide urges Government to extend Help to Buy ISA

Ahead of the Budget, Nationwide Building Society has called on the Government to extend and enhance Help to Buy ISA.

06 Nov 2017

Homebuyers refunded £160m in over-paid stamp duty

Homebuyers refunded £160m in over-paid stamp duty

According to the latest figures from HMRC, stamp duty rules designed to clamp down on buy-to-let landlords have landed ordinary homebuyers with unexpected tax bills totalling over £160m which have then had to be refunded.

06 Nov 2017

Kensington announce further cuts to residential rates

Kensington announce further cuts to residential rates

Kensington Mortgages has announced rate reductions of up to 0.40% across its residential range and 0.20% on selected buy-to-let products.

03 Nov 2017

Property industry reacts to base rate increase

Property industry reacts to base rate increase

If you hadn't heard already, the Bank of England has voted to increase interest rates for the first time in more than a decade. The rise means the rate has moved from its historic low of 0.25pc to 0.5pc.

02 Nov 2017

Many FTBs miscalculate the true cost of buying a home

Many FTBs miscalculate the true cost of buying a home

According to the latest research from Aldermore, there is a real lack of understanding around the house buying process and the associated costs amongst those looking to buy their first home.

01 Nov 2017

35% of mortgage customers potentially out of pocket by not shopping around for home insurance

35% of mortgage customers potentially out of pocket by not shopping around for home insurance

35% of customers who bought home insurance direct from their mortgage lender when they last applied are not shopping around and potentially paying more than double the price they need to.

01 Nov 2017

September remortgaging at highest levels this year

September remortgaging at highest levels this year

The latest data and analysis from Bank of England has revealed that falling approvals for house purchases have caused remortgages to reach a new high in September.

30 Oct 2017

Equity release lending up 44%

Equity release lending up 44%

New figures from the Equity Release Council have revealed that equity release lending rose by 44% against the year in Q3 and passed £800 million in a single quarter for first time.

30 Oct 2017

Hinckley & Rugby launch new BTL calculator

Hinckley & Rugby launch new BTL calculator

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has announced the launch of its new online Buy to Let calculator for introducers and is now assessing like-for-like BTL remortgages using a lower reference rate.

30 Oct 2017

Threat of rate rise sees surge in fixed rate mortgage applications

Threat of rate rise sees surge in fixed rate mortgage applications

According to the latest data from Yorkshire Building Society, there has been a surge in the number of borrowers seeking fixed rate mortgages ahead of a potential BoE base rate rise next week.

27 Oct 2017

Demand for expat BLT mortgages reaches new high

Demand for expat BLT mortgages reaches new high

According to new research from Liquid Expat Mortgages, demand from expats looking for BTL mortgages to purchase property in the UK, has soared over the last 12 months.

26 Oct 2017

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Scott Garnet
Scott Garnet 06 Nov 2017

If you have a patio or a porch it is important to make sure that any connecting doors are secured. Good advice for sliding glass doors is replacing the panels with storm resistant glass and getting heavier...

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richardrawlings
richardrawlings 01 Nov 2017

What has not been mentioned here is the effect of not only higher interest payments, but also that these payments are less likely to be offsettable as a business cost due to the scaling back of mortgage...

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Kelvin Lloyd
Kelvin Lloyd 09 Oct 2017

IT is up, to the Planners. If they will only give permission for bungalows on certain (suitable) sites, they will be built.

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maggie swift
maggie swift 09 Oct 2017

It's just the beginning of the shocking rise.

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maggie swift
maggie swift 09 Oct 2017

I have recently read that the bungalows can provide social housing for elderly residents in London.

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zoe glover
zoe glover 05 Oct 2017

Update! Worst company I have ever dealt with. Undervalued a Cambridge property by over 100k, wont take on any evidence of valuation including a RICS valuation done 3 years ago for the very same value...

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Paul Edwards
Paul Edwards 27 Sep 2017

Its nonsense articles such as this that make it harder to get clients to realise just how difficult the market is out there. When you see Rightmove and there are more 'price reduced' then 'new' most days...

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Tom Allen
Tom Allen 20 Sep 2017

Absolutely agree with you!

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RyanGeo
RyanGeo 18 Sep 2017

A sharp correction would be a less dramatic expression to use. That is already underway in certain sectors in Reading where I practice as Chartered Surveyor

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sean benton 01 Sep 2017

Identity theft is a thread for any profession. So,people should stay alarmed. I once take help from a letting agent and came to know that letting agents are taking every precaution to prevent fraudulent...

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Mark N.
Mark N. 30 Aug 2017

We have seen a surge in instructions over August and that should continue into September too.

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Chris
Chris 30 Aug 2017

Unfortunately, all the legislation bears its force on Landlords and ignores, naively, the effect of Rogue Tenants on the ability of landlords to keep houses in repair and offer properties for rent at reasonable...

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