FTB applications almost double year-on-year

FTB applications almost double year-on-year
More and more first-time buyers are trying to get their first step on to the property ladder so the demand for 95% LTV mortgages shows no sign of slowing down

According to the latest report from Yorkshire Building Society, there has been a huge 91% increase in 95% LTV mortgage applications from first time buyers between January 2016 and January 2017.

The Society has pledged to continue lending at this loan-to-value after the Government Help-to-Buy mortgage guarantee scheme ended in December.

The YBS Group did not use the scheme as part of its 95% LTV offering, which saw an increase in lending by more than 50% compared to 2015.


Charles Mungroo, Mortgage Manager at Yorkshire Building Society, said: “More and more first-time buyers are trying to get their first step on to the property ladder so the demand for 95% LTV mortgages shows no sign of slowing down.

It’s positive to see that borrowers realise there are still options available across the market to those with smaller deposits despite the disappearance of the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme. We are committed to helping first-time buyers by offering a range of mortgages tailored to suit their specific needs.”

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Tony Gimple
Tony Gimple 09 Dec 2017

Linking professionalism to limited company borrowing is a flawed concept. Despite S24 etc., limited companies are the most tax inefficient way of running a property business and leave borrowers seriously...

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Evelyn Attwood
Evelyn Attwood 01 Dec 2017

It's normal. If you plan to buy a house in one of the most beautiful spots in the country you should pay a high price.

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Evelyn Attwood
Evelyn Attwood 01 Dec 2017

I think that the situation will be the same at December.

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Scott Garnet 06 Nov 2017

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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 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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