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30 Apr 2008
"No doubt" that gardens add value to property
Homeowners told not to panic

Recent negative house price figures should not lead to panic among homeowners.

30 Apr 2008
Homeowners told not to panic
House prices rise annually

House prices in England and Wales increased by 3.6 per cent year-on-year in March, according to the latest figures.

29 Apr 2008
House prices rise annually
House price growth set to return

The UK property market is not likely to crash and prices should pick up towards the end of the year.

29 Apr 2008
House price growth set to return
Borrowers could take payment holiday

Homeowners are being urged to check the terms of their mortgages to see if they are entitled to a repayment break.

28 Apr 2008
Borrowers could take payment holiday
Brits still aiming for dream home

A new survey shows that 60 per cent of Britons still aim to own their dream home.

25 Apr 2008
Brits still aiming for dream home
Buyers need to consider price fluctuations

Homebuyers need to consider every possibility when it comes to purchasing a property.

25 Apr 2008
Buyers need to consider price fluctuations
Semi-detached homes win in the popularity stakes

A new report from Nationwide shows that semi-detached properties account for 32 per cent of home sales in the UK.

24 Apr 2008
Semi-detached homes win in the popularity stakes
Landlords expected to purchase more properties

UK landlords are expected to take advantage of the current economic climate and expand their portfolios.

24 Apr 2008
Landlords expected to purchase more properties
Lenders promise fair play in current climate

The chancellor of the exchequer has held a meeting with senior government ministers and prominent figures from the mortgage industry.

23 Apr 2008
Lenders promise fair play in current climate
Landlords urged to expand their portfolios

UK landlords have been advised that now is a good time to invest in buy-to-let properties.

23 Apr 2008
Landlords urged to expand their portfolios
Bank launches £50bn rescue package

The Bank of England has launched a Special Liquidity Scheme with the aim of easing the credit crunch and making mortgages more readily available.

22 Apr 2008
Bank launches £50bn rescue package
CML calls for mortgage aid changes

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) wants to see changes made to the state aid for people who fall behind with mortgage payments.

22 Apr 2008
CML calls for mortgage aid changes
NLA praises TDP

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has hailed Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDP) as a success.

21 Apr 2008
NLA praises TDP
Positive signs for the property market

New figures show that asking prices for properties in England and Wales increased by 1.3 per cent in the year to April 2008.

21 Apr 2008
Positive signs for the property market
It is a good time to buy

The current climate in the UK property market actually spells good news for homebuyers.

18 Apr 2008
It is a good time to buy
Bank set to act over credit crunch

The Bank of England is on the verge of launching a new lending programme for UK banks which could ease the credit crunch.

17 Apr 2008
Bank set to act over credit crunch
Investors need to look at local amenities

Property investors should focus on factors such as local schools and amenities when choosing a home to buy.

17 Apr 2008
Investors need to look at local amenities
Alistair Darling makes housing promise

The chancellor of the exchequer has promised that the government will do all it can to support the housing market.

16 Apr 2008
Alistair Darling makes housing promise
Brown wants confidence to return to housing

Gordon Brown wants the public to feel "secure and confident" about the economy and the housing market.

16 Apr 2008
Brown wants confidence to return to housing
Property market is well supported

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has revealed that market sentiment is at a 30-year low but another leading organisation has claimed that it is not all doom and gloom.

15 Apr 2008
Property market is well supported
Brown to act over rate cuts

Recent cuts to the base rate of interest have not been passed on to borrowers and the prime minister has promised to do something about it.

14 Apr 2008
Brown to act over rate cuts
Landlords benefit from tenant demand

UK landlords believe that there is currently rapid growth in tenant demand.

11 Apr 2008
Landlords benefit from tenant demand
Strong financial position for homeowners

Homeowners in the UK are in a strong position financially because of the amount of money locked up in unmortgaged housing wealth.

11 Apr 2008
Strong financial position for homeowners
Group aimed at improving mortgage market

A new group has been launched by the government in a bid to improve the function of mortgage finance markets.

10 Apr 2008
Group aimed at improving mortgage market
FTB grant scheme is launched

Key workers and first-time buyers (FTBs) are to have grants made available to them in order to help them buy a home.

09 Apr 2008
FTB grant scheme is launched
Tracker mortgages attractive to borrowers

New figures show that mortgage borrowers are increasingly attracted to tracker-rate mortgages.

09 Apr 2008
Tracker mortgages attractive to borrowers
NAEA wants rates cut

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) is calling upon the Bank of England to cut the base rate of interest.

08 Apr 2008
NAEA wants rates cut
Prices rise in parts of the UK

New figures show that house prices increased in many parts of the UK in March.

08 Apr 2008
Prices rise in parts of the UK
Credit crunch leads to increased rents

Rents in Scotland are on the rise and it is largely down to the global credit crunch.

07 Apr 2008
Credit crunch leads to increased rents
UK prices rise

New research shows that house prices in parts of the UK market increased in March.

07 Apr 2008
UK prices rise
Base rate cut expected

Mortgage borrowers are hoping that the base rate of interest will be cut this month and it seems that their wishes may come true.

04 Apr 2008
Base rate cut expected
Borrowers look to the long-term

The majority of UK homeowners would like to have a long-term fixed-rate mortgage.

04 Apr 2008
Borrowers look to the long-term
"Excellent" outlook for buy-to-let in Scotland

A local expert has suggested buy-to-let investors could benefit from considering the Scottish market.

03 Apr 2008
"Excellent" outlook for buy-to-let in Scotland
House price crash 'unlikely'

An expert has attempted to quash fears that the UK property market is heading for a crash.

03 Apr 2008
House price crash 'unlikely'
Help on hand for borrowers

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) and the Money Advice Trust (MAT) have teamed up to offer free advice to mortgage borrowers.

02 Apr 2008
Help on hand for borrowers
Scottish market attractive to landlords

Buy-to-let property investors would do well to invest in Scotland, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA).

02 Apr 2008
Scottish market attractive to landlords
UK rents rise in February

New figures show that average rents increased in February, as demand for rented accommodation also rose.

01 Apr 2008
UK rents rise in February
PM accused over affordable housing

Gordon Brown has been accused of sending out mixed messages over affordable housing in the UK.

01 Apr 2008
PM accused over affordable housing




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