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Lender cuts cost of fixed-rate mortgage

First-time buyers and homeowners looking to re-mortgage could take advantage of a major lender's reduced fixed-rate mortgage deal.

30 May 2008
Lender cuts cost of fixed-rate mortgage
First-time buyers "stand to gain" from falling house prices

First-time buyers are set to gain from the dip in house prices, a price comparison site has said.

30 May 2008
First-time buyers "stand to gain" from falling house prices
Large discounts available "on some properties"

As house prices fall, buy-to-let investors need to be cautious of the discount they are getting on properties, an industry expert has advised.

30 May 2008
Large discounts available "on some properties"
Deposit protection insurance

Landlords keen to stay in the buy-to-let property market should make sure they comply with the tenancy deposit protection legislation, an industry expert has warned.

29 May 2008
Deposit protection insurance
Self-build property only for "limited percentage of the market"

Sellers considering dropping out of the housing market and building their own home have been warned that self-build homes are "only a solution for a limited percentage of the market".

29 May 2008
Self-build property only for "limited percentage of the market"
New boilers provide "big improvements" to a home

Homeowners and landlords looking to make improvements to their property before selling it on should consider installing a new, eco-friendly boiler.

29 May 2008
New boilers provide "big improvements" to a home
Tax breaks make sense for landlords

A mortgage provider has issued a tax guide for landlords as research reveals most buy-to-let investors are unaware of the tax breaks they are entitled to.

28 May 2008
Tax breaks make sense for landlords
"Cheap property" provides great opportunity for landlords

As the housing market slows and house prices fall, landlords should take the opportunity to purchase "cheap property over the next year or so", an industry expert has advised.

28 May 2008
"Cheap property" provides great opportunity for landlords
DIY value-add

An increasing number of homeowners are turning to DIY in a bid to add value to their homes, new research has shown.

27 May 2008
DIY value-add
Housing market is stable but consumers still cautious

Although the credit crunch has left some first-time buyers struggling to get on the housing ladder, the market is still stable, according to industry experts.

27 May 2008
Housing market is stable but consumers still cautious
'Casual landlords' must be well informed

Homeowners turning to the lettings market in response to the downturn in house sales should make sure they have the correct knowledge, an expert has warned.

23 May 2008
'Casual landlords' must be well informed
Cutting VAT would have 'positive impact' on landlords

As the government calls for a reduction in VAT on repairs and maintenance, a trade association has given its backing to help improve the seven million "non-decent" homes in the UK.

23 May 2008
Cutting VAT would have 'positive impact' on landlords
House sales slump pushes homeowners to rental market

As the housing market slows an increasing number of homeowners are turning to the rental market to take advantage of an increase in demand and rising rents.

22 May 2008
House sales slump pushes homeowners to rental market
Gardens are big value add for properties

As sellers struggle to achieve the asking price for their homes, an industry expert has revealed that a garden could add as much as 20 per cent to the value of a property.

22 May 2008
Gardens are big value add for properties
Rental accommodation not 'second best'

The governing body of landlords is keen to push the message that rented housing is a viable option for cautious borrowers and should not be seen as "second-best".

21 May 2008
Rental accommodation not 'second best'
Fixed rate mortgages increasingly popular

Figures released today (May 21st) show that demand for five-year fixed rate mortgage deals has increased for the third month in a row.

21 May 2008
Fixed rate mortgages increasingly popular
Self builders advised to sell up first

Homeowners wanting to undertake a self-build project have been warned against releasing the equity in their existing property to finance the construction.

20 May 2008
Self builders advised to sell up first
UK house prices 'will go up again'

The property market in the UK will eventually recover from its current downturn, an industry expert has said.

19 May 2008
UK house prices 'will go up again'
Brokers take on advisory role

As the housing market takes a downturn, borrowers are looking to brokers to provide them with more advice on their choice of mortgage, research has revealed.

19 May 2008
Brokers take on advisory role
New buyers told to sit tight

First-time buyers have been advised to sit tight if they find themselves in negative equity.

16 May 2008
New buyers told to sit tight
New buyers prefer terraced homes

A new report on terraced properties shows that the house type is the most popular among first-time buyers.

16 May 2008
New buyers prefer terraced homes
Govt expands Homebuy scheme

A new scheme has been launched by the government to help first-time buyers onto the property ladder.

15 May 2008
Govt expands Homebuy scheme
New buyers seek intermediary advice

New figures show that first-time buyers are increasingly turning to mortgage intermediaries for advice.

15 May 2008
New buyers seek intermediary advice
Debate reveals confidence in housing market

A debate among experts on the UK housing market has revealed that the majority believe now is a good time to invest.

14 May 2008
Debate reveals confidence in housing market
Now is a good time to buy

Homebuyers have been advised that now is a good time to enter the market.

14 May 2008
Now is a good time to buy
Prime market going strong

The UK's prime property market continues to perform well despite the global credit crunch.

13 May 2008
Prime market going strong
Region strategy for east of England receives mixed response

The government has published its Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) for the east of England.

13 May 2008
Region strategy for east of England receives mixed response
Financial advisors have a role to play

Independent financial advisors have a role to play in helping homeowners in financial difficulties.

12 May 2008
Financial advisors have a role to play
Rise in millionaire households

A new report has revealed a substantial rise in the number of UK properties sold for at least £1 million.

12 May 2008
Rise in millionaire households
Tory leader to speak on countryside housing issues

David Cameron is to give a speech on the future of the UK countryside.

09 May 2008
Tory leader to speak on countryside housing issues
Market conditions suit some investors

The collapse of investment company Inside Track should not be of concern to buy-to-let property investors who look to the long-term.

08 May 2008
Market conditions suit some investors
Rics calls for mortgage continuity

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) is keen to see more continuity in the mortgage market.

08 May 2008
Rics calls for mortgage continuity
Buyers' market enables first-time buyers to drive a hard bargain

First-time buyers are forcing down property prices, it has been claimed.

07 May 2008
Buyers' market enables first-time buyers to drive a hard bargain
Spending plans altered as credit crunch hits consumers

The credit crisis is impacting on people's spending habits, it has been revealed.

07 May 2008
Spending plans altered as credit crunch hits consumers
Buy-to-let market affected by credit crunch

A rise in the demand for rented accommodation has not been accompanied by an increase in the number of buy-to-let mortgage products on the market, it has been revealed.

06 May 2008
Buy-to-let market affected by credit crunch
Gazundering issue leaves Brits in a flux

UK homebuyers have strong opinions when it comes to the issue of gazundering - but many of them are conflicting, it has been revealed.

06 May 2008
Gazundering issue leaves Brits in a flux
Govt needs to focus on empty homes

The government needs to look at bringing empty homes back into use if it is to meet its housing targets.

02 May 2008
Govt needs to focus on empty homes
Poll points to rate freeze

A new poll suggests that the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will wait until June before cutting the base rate of interest.

02 May 2008
Poll points to rate freeze
SLS receives CML support

The Bank of England's Special Liquidity Scheme (SLS) has received support from the Council of Mortgage Lender.

01 May 2008
SLS receives CML support
Lenders and intermediaries remain upbeat

It appears that many mortgage lenders and intermediaries remain confident about the prospects for the housing market in 2008.

01 May 2008
Lenders and intermediaries remain upbeat




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