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Homebuyers need not worry about house price movements

Potential homebuyers should not be worried about entering the market if house prices do begin to fall.

31 Oct 2007
Homebuyers need not worry about house price movements
House price growth hits record for 2007

Homebuyers have been boosted by the news that house prices increased by 1.1 per cent between September and October.

31 Oct 2007
House price growth hits record for 2007
Property prices set for 5% rise in 2008

Property prices will rise at a greater rate than that predicted by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), according to one expert.

30 Oct 2007
Property prices set for 5% rise in 2008
Property price boost for homeowners

Property prices increased in October as confidence returned to the market following a period of turmoil in September.

29 Oct 2007
Property price boost for homeowners
Value of mortgage loans increases

The total value of loans for the purpose of buying a house increased in September.

29 Oct 2007
Value of mortgage loans increases
CML says housing market is strong

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) says that the UK housing market will not be affected by a reduction in the number of available mortgage products.

26 Oct 2007
CML says housing market is strong
House prices will keep on rising

It will take more than the proposed building of three million new homes to bring down property prices in England.

26 Oct 2007
House prices will keep on rising
100-fold increase on property value in 50 years

Property prices have increased 100-fold in the last 50 years, according to new figures from equity release provider Home&Capital.

25 Oct 2007
100-fold increase on property value in 50 years
Homeowners questioned over quality of housing market

Homeowners are being invited to join in a nationwide study following the trends of those buying and selling homes.

25 Oct 2007
Homeowners questioned over quality of housing market
More Brits turning away from estate agents

A new survey has revealed that 92 per cent of Brits do not believe that estate agents are worth the cost of the fees they charge and many are selling their homes privately.

24 Oct 2007
More Brits turning away from estate agents
Seven out of ten 'confused over interest rates'

Concerns have been raised over the number of homeowners who are stumped when it comes to knowing about interest rates.

24 Oct 2007
Seven out of ten 'confused over interest rates'
Hips expert speaks out on energy efficiency

A Home Information Packs (Hips) expert has spoken about the importance of energy efficiency in the home to kick off this year's Energy Saving Week.

23 Oct 2007
Hips expert speaks out on energy efficiency
Students 'opting for buy-to-let'

Students may be renowned for being permanently strapped for cash but it seems many are considering investing in property as a way of paying off their debts.

23 Oct 2007
Students 'opting for buy-to-let'
Strong growth for Scottish property prices

Homeowners in Scotland have been given a boost with the news that house prices in the country saw annual inflation of 14.2 per cent in the third quarter of 2007.

22 Oct 2007
Strong growth for Scottish property prices
Housing market "will slow gently"

The housing market will not crash but will instead see a "soft landing", it has been claimed.

19 Oct 2007
Housing market "will slow gently"
Buying a home 'a safer investment'

New figures reveal that most Brits believe that having their money wrapped up in property is safer than it being left in a bank or building society.

19 Oct 2007
Buying a home 'a safer investment'
Confidence in house prices is high

The majority of Britons remain confident that house prices will continue to rise in the long-term.

18 Oct 2007
Confidence in house prices is high
Hips delay down to market volatility

Home information packs (Hips) will continue to be rolled out across the housing market once the market has settled down.

17 Oct 2007
Hips delay down to market volatility
Prices affected by standard of living

The standard of living in an area has a direct link to the average price of a property in that region.

17 Oct 2007
Prices affected by standard of living
October sees prices rise

Property prices increased in October, according to the latest House Price Index from Rightmove.

16 Oct 2007
October sees prices rise
DIY costs Britons millions

DIY has always been popular in the UK but new research shows that it can be a costly way of doing things.

15 Oct 2007
DIY costs Britons millions
More action needed on energy efficiency

The government is being called upon to do more to help homeowners make their properties more energy efficient.

15 Oct 2007
More action needed on energy efficiency
Hips increase energy efficiency awareness

The fact that Home information packs (Hips) are mandatory for many home sellers has increased awareness about energy efficiency.

12 Oct 2007
Hips increase energy efficiency awareness
£1bn rise in mortgage lending

Total gross mortgage lending was £1 billion higher in August than it was 12 months ago.

12 Oct 2007
£1bn rise in mortgage lending
Hips help energy efficiency

Energy efficiency will remain a key priority as a result of Home information packs (Hips).

11 Oct 2007
Hips help energy efficiency
Fixed-mortgage rates fall

The Bank of England has revealed that the majority of fixed-mortgage rates fell in September.

10 Oct 2007
Fixed-mortgage rates fall
Brits and their second homes

New research shows that many Britons own a second home and even more would like to.

10 Oct 2007
Brits and their second homes
It makes financial sense to be energy efficient

The financial benefits of buying a carbon-neutral home have been highlighted by the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC).

09 Oct 2007
It makes financial sense to be energy efficient
Landlords face fines over TDP

Landlords are being encouraged to sign up to a government-approved tenancy deposit protection (TDP) scheme.

08 Oct 2007
Landlords face fines over TDP
Base rate remains 5.75%

The base rate of interest has been held at 5.75 per cent for the third consecutive month.

05 Oct 2007
Base rate remains 5.75%
Rules should be simplified for tenancy deposit schemes

There are calls for simplified rules surrounding tenancy deposit schemes.

05 Oct 2007
Rules should be simplified for tenancy deposit schemes
Most landlords follow the law

The majority of landlords comply with the laws that govern them, according to the National Landlords' Association (NLA).

04 Oct 2007
Most landlords follow the law
Prices up in the quarter

UK property prices continued to rise in the third quarter of the year, according to the latest figures.

04 Oct 2007
Prices up in the quarter
Renting gains in popularity

Private renting is growing in popularity in the England, according to a comprehensive report into housing in the country between 2005 and 2006.

03 Oct 2007
Renting gains in popularity
Base rate likely to be held

The base rate of interest is likely to be held in October, according to a leading economist.

03 Oct 2007
Base rate likely to be held
Ahipp slams Tory Hip move

The Association of Home Information Pack Providers (Ahipp) has criticised the Conservative Party over its pledge to scrap Home information packs (Hips).

02 Oct 2007
Ahipp slams Tory Hip move
Stamp duty promises from Tories

Conservative shadow chancellor George Osborne has revealed that his party will increase the stamp duty threshold if they are elected to govern the country.

02 Oct 2007
Stamp duty promises from Tories
Rural market is strong

The price of the average property in rural Britain is rising and the market is thriving.

02 Oct 2007
Rural market is strong
Credit crunch may benefit market

The global credit crunch may seem like bad news for homeowners now but it will benefit the housing market in the long run.

01 Oct 2007
Credit crunch may benefit market




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