Archive for the ‘House Prices’ Category

Mortgage fraud surges

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

The results of the latest Experian fraud index shows that attempted mortgage fraud increased in the third quarter of 2011. (more…)

Halifax reports house price drop

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

The latest house price index from the Halifax reports that house prices dropped by 0.9% between October and November. (more…)

It takes 19 years to save for a house deposit in London

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Recently released data indicates that it will take up to nearly twenty years to save up the deposit for that first home. (more…)

House prices remain stagnant

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Although the latest Nationwide house price index indicates that house prices rose slightly in November overall the picture still looks very muted. (more…)

Fewer people will own their own home says MPC member

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

In a speech given to the Northern Housing Consortium, an External Member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee that sets the country’s interest rates and the level of asset purchases, David Miles, said that not only would the average age of first time buyers rise but also that the share of owner/occupiers would fall. (more…)

Cameron’s brave new housing bubble

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

David Cameron has, as expected, announced the launching of a new scheme to re-start the housing market. (more…)

Government set to double right to buy council house discount

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

There is speculation that the government is ready to give the housing market a boost by doubling the discount available to those that qualify to buy their social housing via the ‘Right to Buy’ scheme. (more…)

Renting a house set to overtake owning a home

Monday, November 14th, 2011

In 15 years time there could well be more people renting a home that owning one says Grainger, the largest listed specialist residential landlord. (more…)

Remortgage and save yourself money

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

As the ‘cash crunch’ bites UK householders are finding they have less and less money to spend every month. One way to help ease the burden is by remortgaging. (more…)

Buying a home ages you

Monday, November 7th, 2011

It has often been said that buying a home is as stressful as divorce and marginally less stressful than suffering a bereavement. (more…)

House prices fall faster as demand drops back

Monday, October 31st, 2011

The latest data from hometrack indicates that average house prices fell by 0.2% in October.

As each of the previous five months saw a 0.1% average house price drop this latest increase in price falls does show (more…)

Grant Shapps in call for 30 year fixed rate mortgages

Monday, October 24th, 2011

The housing minister, Grant Shapps, has sparked a debate on long term fixed rate mortgages at last week’s Building Societies Association (BSA) annual mortgage seminar. (more…)

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