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Worst of the housing downturn 'is behind us'

The UK has seen the back of the worst of the housing downturn, according to one industry expert.

31 Dec 2009
Worst of the housing downturn 'is behind us'
Competition between lenders 'to make mortgages more affordable'

Increased competition between lenders in the coming year will make mortgages more affordable, one industry expert states.

30 Dec 2009
Competition between lenders 'to make mortgages more affordable'
Homeowners ‘may struggle financially’ in the new year

Some homeowners may find it more difficult to keep up their mortgage payments in the new year, one expert believes.

29 Dec 2009
Homeowners ‘may struggle financially’ in the new year
Mortgage lending ‘to rise in 2010’

Mortgage lending is expected to rise in 2010, according to one expert.

29 Dec 2009
Mortgage lending ‘to rise in 2010’
‘No Bank of England interest rate hikes’ in 2010

There will be no Bank of England interest rate hikes for the duration of 2010 and perhaps even into 2011, one leading commentator states.

24 Dec 2009
‘No Bank of England interest rate hikes’ in 2010
‘Significant constraints’ on mortgage market

Those hoping to buy a property will still experience “significant constraints” with regards to the mortgage market, it has been stated.

24 Dec 2009
‘Significant constraints’ on mortgage market
Landlords could 'secure a real bargain in 2010'

Landlords could find 2010 to be a positive year in terms of the housing market, one property expert believes.

23 Dec 2009
Landlords could 'secure a real bargain in 2010'
Mortgage lenders 'sympathetic to homeowners'

Mortgage lenders are dealing with homeowners in a "sympathetic manner" in the face of the economic crisis, according to one expert.

23 Dec 2009
Mortgage lenders 'sympathetic to homeowners'
Property slowdown due to 'people not needing to move'

The national slowdown of the property market that has been seen over the past year is due to homeowners not needing to move, according to one expert.

22 Dec 2009
Property slowdown due to 'people not needing to move'
Central London property 'to rise in value'

Prime properties in central London will continue to rise in value throughout 2010, it is believed.

22 Dec 2009
Central London property 'to rise in value'
Landlords - cash payments pose 'a security risk'

Making rent payments by cash can pose a security risk to both landlords and tenants, according to the Residential Landlords Association (RLA).

21 Dec 2009
Landlords - cash payments pose 'a security risk'
'Very difficult' for first-time buyers to enter housing market

It is still very difficult for first-time buyers to enter the housing market because of the large deposits that are required for them to purchase a home, states one property expert.

21 Dec 2009
'Very difficult' for first-time buyers to enter housing market
House prices 'to rise in 2010'

House prices are likely to continue rising in 2010, according to one property investment adviser.

18 Dec 2009
House prices 'to rise in 2010'
Home repossession figures fallen from peak

The number of homes that are being repossessed has fallen from the peak that was reached at the start of 2009, new figures suggest.

18 Dec 2009
Home repossession figures fallen from peak
Conservative home energy grant 'could be costly'

A grant that has been proposed by the Conservative Party in an attempt to make home energy more efficient could cost a "vast amount of money", according to one expert.

17 Dec 2009
Conservative home energy grant 'could be costly'
House prices rising 'because of shortage of supply'

The main reason for the current rise in house prices is because the market supply of properties is not keeping up with demand, states one industry expert.

17 Dec 2009
House prices rising 'because of shortage of supply'
Landlords 'have split feelings' for 2010 rental market

Buy-to-let landlords are divided in confidence in the rental market as they prepare to enter 2010, according to one property expert.

16 Dec 2009
Landlords 'have split feelings' for 2010 rental market
Housing market 'is not blooming'

The claim that the housing market is blooming again is "completely unfounded", according to one mortgage expert.

16 Dec 2009
Housing market 'is not blooming'
Local Housing Allowance 'not going to landlords'

The Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is not finding its way into landlords' pockets as intended, the National Landlords Association (NLA) claims.

15 Dec 2009
Local Housing Allowance 'not going to landlords'
Some 40% of estate agents have lost their job

Estate agents across the UK have "slashed and burned" their staff, which has resulted in 40 per cent of the industry losing their job, according to one expert.

15 Dec 2009
Some 40% of estate agents have lost their job
An effective safety net for homeowners is 'vital'

The government providing an effective safety net for homeowners is "vital", according to a spokesperson from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

14 Dec 2009
An effective safety net for homeowners is 'vital'
Government mortgage rescue scheme 'inappropriate'

A government scheme, which aimed to help people whose homes could be repossessed, has been described by a mortgage expert as inappropriate.

14 Dec 2009
Government mortgage rescue scheme 'inappropriate'
New home construction figures are 'bleak'

Recent figures showing that the number of new homes being built has fallen over the last three months are "bleak", according to one industry specialist.

11 Dec 2009
New home construction figures are 'bleak'
Home loan statistics are 'encouraging'

Recent statistics revealing that the number of house purchase loans in the UK has reached its highest rate since 2007 are "encouraging", according to one industry expert.

11 Dec 2009
Home loan statistics are 'encouraging'
Long-term mortgages 'better value'

Taking out a long-term mortgage deal could work out cheaper for borrowers, according to one mortgage expert.

10 Dec 2009
Long-term mortgages 'better value'
New-build properties 'not the most profitable'

Property buyers should not buy a new-build if they want to make the most money when it comes to selling their home, a new report suggests.

10 Dec 2009
New-build properties 'not the most profitable'
RBS cuts 'borrow back' option on flexible mortgages

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is to cut its borrowing facility that is currently offered to those with a flexible mortgage.

09 Dec 2009
RBS cuts 'borrow back' option on flexible mortgages
Landlords get an image makeover thanks to recession

Buy-to-let landlords have been given a positive image makeover thanks to the recession, according to an industry representative.

09 Dec 2009
Landlords get an image makeover thanks to recession
House prices could fall in 2010

British house prices are set to decline in 2010 and perhaps even continue this trend in the longer-term, according to MoneyWeek magazine.

08 Dec 2009
House prices could fall in 2010
A 'helping hand' for first-time buyers

Lenders are offering "a helping hand" to first-time buyers by giving them the widest choice of mortgages since May, according to a price comparison website.

08 Dec 2009
A 'helping hand' for first-time buyers
Home repossessions 'not as high as feared'

The number of homes that are predicted to be repossessed is not as high as lenders originally feared.

07 Dec 2009
Home repossessions 'not as high as feared'
Mortgage borrowers choosing to overpay



07 Dec 2009
Mortgage borrowers choosing to overpay
'Surprises around the corner' in property market

There will always be surprises around the corner with regards to the property market, according to one industry expert.

04 Dec 2009
'Surprises around the corner' in property market
Stamp duty holiday 'a sticking plaster solution'

The proposed extension of the stamp duty holiday is merely a "sticking plaster on the underlying problems", according to one industry expert.

04 Dec 2009
Stamp duty holiday 'a sticking plaster solution'
Rise in housing tax 'to prevent future booms' proposed

Implementing tax rises has been proposed to prevent future housing booms.

03 Dec 2009
Rise in housing tax 'to prevent future booms' proposed
HIPs 'can reduce carbon emissions'

Home information packs (HIPs) are helping to reduce carbon emissions, according to one industry expert.

03 Dec 2009
HIPs 'can reduce carbon emissions'
Short-term mortgage deals on the rise

The number of short-term mortgage deals on the market has risen in the last year, according to new figures.

02 Dec 2009
Short-term mortgage deals on the rise
Government 'does not understand rental sector'

The government fails to understand many landlords' reasons for investing in property, according to the chairman of the Residential Landlords Association.

02 Dec 2009
Government 'does not understand rental sector'
Home sellers 'no longer decorate to appeal to purchasers'

Potential house sellers are now more interested in personalising their property than performing hasty home improvements that will appeal to estate agents, according to House Beautiful Magazine.

01 Dec 2009
Home sellers 'no longer decorate to appeal to purchasers'
Wealthy investors 'to increase property portfolio'

Some 35 per cent of wealthy investors are hoping to increase their property portfolio over the next two years, a new report shows.

01 Dec 2009
Wealthy investors 'to increase property portfolio'




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