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First Hips orders are received

Home information packs (Hips) are due to be introduced to the home selling process on Wednesday (August 1st).

31 Jul 2007
First Hips orders are received
Hips labelled "untrustworthy"

The Conservatives have launched a last-ditch attempt to derail Home information packs (Hips) just hours before they are due to be introduced.

31 Jul 2007
Hips labelled "untrustworthy"
Older sellers more trustworthy

People looking to buy a home may do well to purchase from a seller aged over 50.

30 Jul 2007
Older sellers more trustworthy
Tories slam Hips

The Conservative Party has accused the government of using Home information packs (Hips) to lay the foundations for a council tax revaluation.

30 Jul 2007
Tories slam Hips
Hip loopholes rubbished by Ahipp

So-called loopholes in Home information pack (Hip) regulations have been rubbished.

27 Jul 2007
Hip loopholes rubbished by Ahipp
Londoners most likely to take out mortgage

It looks as though homeowners in London should have no problem selling their property in the future.

27 Jul 2007
Londoners most likely to take out mortgage
House price growth stutters

House price growth has ground to almost a complete halt, according to new figures.

26 Jul 2007
House price growth stutters
Mortgage lending hits highest ever figure

Gross mortgage lending reached record figures in June but the number of approvals fell sharply.

26 Jul 2007
Mortgage lending hits highest ever figure
First-time-buyers 'can't be choosy'

First-time-buyers might have to be a little more flexible than they would like in order to get on the property ladder.

25 Jul 2007
First-time-buyers 'can't be choosy'
Knowing your friends key to co-buying

Knowing your friends is the key to making a success of co-buying, the Building Societies' Association (BSA) has warned.

25 Jul 2007
Knowing your friends key to co-buying
Sluggish demand for home condition reports

Demand for home condition reports has been disappointing, according to the Association of Home Information Pack Providers (AHIPP).

24 Jul 2007
Sluggish demand for home condition reports
Investors drive first-time buyers out of Belfast

Investor buyers have made Belfast an increasingly hostile environment for first-time buyers, according to one of the city's leading estate agents.

24 Jul 2007
Investors drive first-time buyers out of Belfast
Property growth slows as rate rises take hold

The housing market is cooling after years of runaway property prices according to the latest figures from property site Rightmove.

23 Jul 2007
Property growth slows as rate rises take hold
Asking price growth slows

There was more evidence that the property market is beginning to cool this morning with the release of new figures from Rightmove.

23 Jul 2007
Asking price growth slows
Base rate may not rise

The assumption that the base rate will rise to six per cent in the coming months is beginning to lose some weight.

20 Jul 2007
Base rate may not rise
Beating the competition to sell your home

New research shows that there are fewer people looking to a buy a property at the moment, which means competition among sellers is heating up.

20 Jul 2007
Beating the competition to sell your home
FTBs increase property market share

First-time buyers (FTBs) have increased their share of the property market for the first tie since February.

19 Jul 2007
FTBs increase property market share
Hips suffer another blow

Home information packs (Hips) have suffered another blow just weeks before they are due to introduced to the UK housing market.

19 Jul 2007
Hips suffer another blow
Are we heading for 6.5% base rate?

Mortgage holders are being told to prepare themselves for large increases in their payments.

18 Jul 2007
Are we heading for 6.5% base rate?
Costly surprises hit FTBs

First-time buyers (FTBs) are being stung by nasty surprises within a year of moving into their first home because they are not carrying out proper checks.

18 Jul 2007
Costly surprises hit FTBs
Brits prepared to pay for third bedroom

Britons are so desperate to upgrade to a three bedroom house that they are willing to pay as much as £114,764 more for the privilege.

17 Jul 2007
Brits prepared to pay for third bedroom
Lenders bumping up arrangement fees

A number of mortgage lenders have been exposed as bumping up arrangement fees in order to offer 'attractive' deals.

17 Jul 2007
Lenders bumping up arrangement fees
How we'll live in 2027

The homes we live in will change vastly in the next 20 years, according to a new report.

16 Jul 2007
How we'll live in 2027
Mortgage applications up

The recent interest rate rise seems to have had little impact on home buyers, with mortgage applications reportedly up in June.

16 Jul 2007
Mortgage applications up
House price growth accelerates

House price growth rose in June, according to the FT house price index.

13 Jul 2007
House price growth accelerates
Out-of-date homes on agents' websites

Estate agents are being attacked for leaving properties on their websites months after they have been sold.

13 Jul 2007
Out-of-date homes on agents' websites
Price growth halves

New figures show that house price growth has slowed to half the pace of the previous month.

12 Jul 2007
Price growth halves
Major changes to housing

The government has pledged to build three million new homes by 2020.

12 Jul 2007
Major changes to housing
Affordability down

Affordability continues to fall in the UK housing market, according to a new report.

11 Jul 2007
Affordability down
Reaction to mortgage shake-up plans

Comments on the UK mortgage market by chancellor of the exchequer Alistair Darling have received a mixed response.

11 Jul 2007
Reaction to mortgage shake-up plans
Govt plans housing shake-up

The government plans to bring in new measures to make it easier for first-time buyers (FTBs) to get onto the property ladder.

10 Jul 2007
Govt plans housing shake-up
UK house prices continue to grow

Homeowners across the UK will be glad to hear that house prices throughout the country have grown in the second quarter of 2007.

10 Jul 2007
UK house prices continue to grow
Banks slammed over fees

Britain's banks have been slammed for hitting mortgage holders with high fees just days after the Bank of England increased interest rates.

09 Jul 2007
Banks slammed over fees
Stamp duty stems flow of FTBs

It is becoming harder for first-time buyers (FTBs) to get onto the property ladder as increasing house prices lead to more people paying stamp duty.

09 Jul 2007
Stamp duty stems flow of FTBs
Buy-to-let 'to benefit' from rate rises

The buy-to-let market is likely to benefit significantly as interest rates continue to rise, one mortgage lender has claimed.

06 Jul 2007
Buy-to-let 'to benefit' from rate rises
Few living in "dream home"

Only a minority of British homeowners agree that they are living in their "dream home", new research suggests.

06 Jul 2007
Few living in "dream home"
Rates rise by further 0.25%

The Bank of England's monetary policy committee (MPC) has voted to raise the base rate a further 0.25 per cent today - the fifth hike since August last year.

05 Jul 2007
Rates rise by further 0.25%
Tenancy deposit scheme 'not working'

The tenancy deposit scheme, set up to make managing disputes between landlords and tenants easier, has failed, the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has claimed.

05 Jul 2007
Tenancy deposit scheme 'not working'
Halifax: prices up just 0.4% in June

House price increased by just 0.4 per cent in June, new figures suggest, as the slowdown in the property market appeared to continue.

04 Jul 2007
Halifax: prices up just 0.4% in June
HSE warns landlords on gas safety

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned landlords to ensure that gas appliances fitted in their properties are working well, following reported instances of carbon monoxide poisoning.

04 Jul 2007
HSE warns landlords on gas safety
Buyers 'turning to internet'

Homebuyers are increasingly turning to the internet when beginning their search for the perfect property, new research suggests.

03 Jul 2007
Buyers 'turning to internet'
London lettings still booming

London's letting market has seen average rents rise by 4.2 per cent since April this year, figures released by Knight Frank reveal.

03 Jul 2007
London lettings still booming
House price growth slows by half

The growth in house prices has slowed by half in the space of a month, the latest house price figures for England and Wales suggest.

02 Jul 2007
House price growth slows by half
50-year growth in homeownership revealed

Levels of homeownership in the UK have nearly doubled in the last 50 years, despite the widening gap between house prices and earnings, new research suggests.

02 Jul 2007
50-year growth in homeownership revealed




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