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More homes for first-times buyers in the pipeline?

An expert has claimed changes to housing policies could benefit FTBs.

30 Nov 2010
More homes for first-times buyers in the pipeline?
VAT on property repair work 'should be cut'

An expert has suggested VAT should be slashed when preserving existing houses.

29 Nov 2010
VAT on property repair work 'should be cut'
Lenders 'face difficult choices' when interest rates rise

An expert has claimed lenders will face a conundrum when interest rates go up.

26 Nov 2010
Lenders 'face difficult choices' when interest rates rise
Social housing reform to benefit tenants?

An expert has suggested councils will have more power over social housing when government reforms come into place.

25 Nov 2010
Social housing reform to benefit tenants?
More affordable housing needed in rural areas?

A specialist has suggested more affordable housing is required in the countryside.

24 Nov 2010
More affordable housing needed in rural areas?
Reckless mortgages lending 'should be abolished'

Two experts have suggested irresponsible lending needs to end, as thousands of homeowners are struggling with mortgage payments.

24 Nov 2010
Reckless mortgages lending 'should be abolished'
FTBs face a 'mountainous struggle' to get on property ladder

An expert has suggested the property market has changed considerably and many FTBs will have to rent as a result.

24 Nov 2010
FTBs face a 'mountainous struggle' to get on property ladder
Rent costs 'will rise'

A specialist has claimed rental costs will increase over the next 24 months.

23 Nov 2010
Rent costs 'will rise'
FTBs 'frozen out' of the property market

An expert has claimed FTBs are being frozen out of the property market because high deposits are required.

23 Nov 2010
FTBs 'frozen out' of the property market
Mortgages 'harder to come by'

Mortgage approvals are continuing to decline.

22 Nov 2010
Mortgages 'harder to come by'
Housing market 'still tough'

A specialist has claimed the housing market is still tough for first-time buyers.

19 Nov 2010
Housing market 'still tough'
New homeowners 'should not be afraid to tackle DIY'

An expert has suggested people have a go at DIY, as they could save cash.

19 Nov 2010
New homeowners 'should not be afraid to tackle DIY'
Old homes 'must be dealt with to reduce carbon'

A specialist has claimed older properties have a role in meeting carbon emission targets.

18 Nov 2010
Old homes 'must be dealt with to reduce carbon'
Mortgage market to be more sustainable?

The mortgage market could soon be more sustainable thanks to proposals from the FSA.

18 Nov 2010
Mortgage market to be more sustainable?
Stamp duty increase 'unlikely to affect Scottish housing market'

An expert has suggested the upcoming rise in stamp duty and VAT will not have much of an effect on the Scottish property market.

17 Nov 2010
Stamp duty increase 'unlikely to affect Scottish housing market'
Cheap mortgages 'likely to come to an end soon'

An expert has claimed mortgage rates will begin to increase over the coming months.

17 Nov 2010
Cheap mortgages 'likely to come to an end soon'
House prices in rural areas 'continue to rise'

Demand for homes in the country has forced prices to swell, one expert has suggested.

16 Nov 2010
House prices in rural areas 'continue to rise'
First-time buyers to benefit from new scheme?

The government has launched a new initiative in a bid to get local authorities to build more homes.

16 Nov 2010
First-time buyers to benefit from new scheme?
Buy-to-let mortgage market will take several years to recover

One expert has suggested it will take a long time for the buy-to-let mortgage sector to return to pre-2007 conditions.

15 Nov 2010
Buy-to-let mortgage market will take several years to recover
Lenders 'should be praised' for a drop in repossessions

An expert has praised mortgage lenders for the way they have sensitively handled struggling borrowers.

15 Nov 2010
Lenders 'should be praised' for a drop in repossessions
Buy-to-let lending has increased

Buy-to-let lending has risen during the third quarter of this year, a new report has revealed.

12 Nov 2010
Buy-to-let lending has increased
Tracker deals to grow in popularity?

A specialist has suggested more homeowners will opt for tracker mortgages over the coming months.

12 Nov 2010
Tracker deals to grow in popularity?
Shared ownership schemes 'could help young people buy a house'

A specialist has stated shared equity schemes could help individuals get on the property ladder.

11 Nov 2010
Shared ownership schemes 'could help young people buy a house'
Empty property 'could attract squatters'

An expert has advised proprietors to not leave buildings standing empty, as this could attract unlawful tenants.

11 Nov 2010
Empty property 'could attract squatters'
Mortgage service by Which?' 'unnecessary'

One expert has claimed a mortgage advice service launched by Which? is a waste of time and money.

10 Nov 2010
Mortgage service by Which?' 'unnecessary'
Homebuyers 'should not be put off' properties with botched DIY jobs

A specialist has urged property buyers to look past DIY projects that may have gone wrong.

10 Nov 2010
Homebuyers 'should not be put off' properties with botched DIY jobs
First-time buyers 'still struggling' to get on property ladder

An expert has indicated FTBs are still not able to buy a house, due to the current market conditions.

09 Nov 2010
First-time buyers 'still struggling' to get on property ladder
Second home ownership in rural areas 'preventing locals from buying property'

An expert has claimed young Brits are struggling to buy homes in rural towns and villages, due to others purchasing second homes.

09 Nov 2010
Second home ownership in rural areas 'preventing locals from buying property'
Individuals selling their homes should make them "warm and inviting"

An expert has indicated people need to make their homes look inviting when putting them on the market.

08 Nov 2010
Individuals selling their homes should make them "warm and inviting"
'Spruce the kitchen up' when selling home

An expert has suggested the kitchen is now the most important room in the house.

08 Nov 2010
'Spruce the kitchen up' when selling home
Landlords 'find it difficult' to evict tenants

Eviction is a difficult process for landlords, one expert has noted.

05 Nov 2010
Landlords 'find it difficult' to evict tenants
Buy-to-let mortgage market 'more confident'

A new survey has revealed availability for buy-to-let mortgages has got better.

05 Nov 2010
Buy-to-let mortgage market 'more confident'
'Clear the clutter' before putting house on the market

An expert has suggested people remover any clutter before they put their house up for sale.

03 Nov 2010
'Clear the clutter' before putting house on the market
Housing market 'would collapse' if interest rates were to rise

A specialist has suggested a rise in interest rates would have a severe impact on the housing market.

03 Nov 2010
Housing market 'would collapse' if interest rates were to rise
Fewer new homes to be built?

A specialist has suggested the number of new build homes will continue to fall.

03 Nov 2010
Fewer new homes to be built?
Prime property market in London to improve by 2012?

An expert has suggested London's prime property market will be in a much better position in 2012.

03 Nov 2010
Prime property market in London to improve by 2012?
Homeowners 'should be able to use their properties as a business base'

Housing minister Grant Shapps has suggested people should be able to use their homes as a business base.

02 Nov 2010
Homeowners 'should be able to use their properties as a business base'
Homebuyers to purchase property with gravel drive?

A specialist has indicated a dwelling with a gravel driveway is more secure, as it gives the householder a chance to hear if anyone is approaching.

02 Nov 2010
Homebuyers to purchase property with gravel drive?
Landlords 'are unlikely' to increase their rental costs

An expert has claimed landlords will not put their rental costs up, as it is too much hassle finding new tenants.

01 Nov 2010
Landlords 'are unlikely' to increase their rental costs
Demand for property in London 'outweighs supply'

A specialist has noted demand for accommodation in the capital is so high it outstrips supply.

01 Nov 2010
Demand for property in London 'outweighs supply'




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