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Home buyers 'can overlook Stamp Duty'

People may want to bear Stamp Duty in mind when buying a house.

30 Apr 2013
Home buyers 'can overlook Stamp Duty'
'Growing trend' of longer-term mortgages

There has been a marked increase in longer term and lower-priced mortgages.

30 Apr 2013
'Growing trend' of longer-term mortgages
March 'saw slight annual house price increase'

Annual house prices rose by 0.9 per cent in the UK in March this year.

29 Apr 2013
March 'saw slight annual house price increase'
Top end of housing market 'performing well'

Last year saw an increase in the number of homes being sold for more than £1 million.

29 Apr 2013
Top end of housing market 'performing well'
UK new build house prices 'on the increase'

The price of new build houses has risen 12 per cent over the last half-decade.

29 Apr 2013
UK new build house prices 'on the increase'
Mortgage approvals 'dipped in March'

March 2013's mortgage approval levels were down 1.2 per cent compared to the same month one year earlier.

26 Apr 2013
Mortgage approvals 'dipped in March'
Mortgage market 'needs more certainty and greater clarity'

The CML would like to see greater clarity in the UK mortgage market.

26 Apr 2013
Mortgage market 'needs more certainty and greater clarity'
Buy to let landlords 'should consider insurance options'

Landlords can suffer if tenants fail to pay their rent.

26 Apr 2013
Buy to let landlords 'should consider insurance options'
Many Brits 'ignoring utility bills'

Around six per cent of Britons ignore the utility bills they receive.

25 Apr 2013
Many Brits 'ignoring utility bills'
Funding for Lending Scheme extended by Bank of England

The Bank of England and HM Treasury have revealed the Funding for Lending Scheme has been extended to January 2015.

25 Apr 2013
Funding for Lending Scheme extended by Bank of England
UK retirees 'are helping families with housing costs'

More than five per cent of UK retirees are helping their grandchildren pay their mortgage or rent.

24 Apr 2013
UK retirees 'are helping families with housing costs'
March 'saw gross mortgage lending climb'

Gross mortgage lending increased by nine per cent in March.

23 Apr 2013
March 'saw gross mortgage lending climb'
FTBs 'make significant economic impact'

Every first-time buyer is likely to make an additional spend of £8,000.

23 Apr 2013
FTBs 'make significant economic impact'
Aberdeenshire 'offers best Scottish rural quality of life'

The best rural quality of life in Scotland is to be found in Aberdeenshire.

22 Apr 2013
Aberdeenshire 'offers best Scottish rural quality of life'
Southampton 'is top buy to let hotspot'

Southampton has a rental yield of 7.82 per cent, new research has shown.

19 Apr 2013
Southampton 'is top buy to let hotspot'
Utility bills 'posing a challenge for many households'

Rising utility bills are proving troublesome for many families.

18 Apr 2013
Utility bills 'posing a challenge for many households'
Self-builders 'to benefit from new housing measures'

Self-builders could be exempt from paying a levy charge thanks to new government proposals.

17 Apr 2013
Self-builders 'to benefit from new housing measures'
Customers 'should do their research on new mortgage deals'

Some new mortgage deals include significant fees.

16 Apr 2013
Customers 'should do their research on new mortgage deals'
'Stable' house price growth for the UK

House prices climbed by 1.9 per cent in the 12 months to February 2013.

16 Apr 2013
'Stable' house price growth for the UK
FTB numbers 'increased in February'

The number of first-time buyers rose by three per cent in February.

15 Apr 2013
FTB numbers 'increased in February'
Research calculates 'UK mortgage freedom day'

The 'UK mortgage freedom day' for 2013 was April 13th.

15 Apr 2013
Research calculates 'UK mortgage freedom day'
House prices in the EU 'have fallen'

The fourth quarter of 2012 saw an annual dip in house prices of 1.4 per cent.

12 Apr 2013
House prices in the EU 'have fallen'
'Marked increase' in house price optimism

The past three months have witnessed a marked rise in house price optimism in the UK.

11 Apr 2013
'Marked increase' in house price optimism
Mortgage arrangement fees 'continue to climb'

The average mortgage arrangement fee is £1,522 at present.

10 Apr 2013
Mortgage arrangement fees 'continue to climb'
FTBs 'fear they will never buy a house'

Many people currently not owning a property fear they never will.

09 Apr 2013
FTBs 'fear they will never buy a house'
Household numbers in England 'set to increase'

The number of households in England is likely to increase by 2.2 million by 2021.

09 Apr 2013
Household numbers in England 'set to increase'
Homemovers 'are key to property market success'

The success of the property market is heavily influenced by the actions of homemovers.

08 Apr 2013
Homemovers 'are key to property market success'
People 'need a high-value home to be seen as successful'

Having a house worth £578,000 or more is a necessity for being deemed successful.

08 Apr 2013
People 'need a high-value home to be seen as successful'
Bank of England 'predicts further mortgage rate drop'

The coming months are likely to see mortgage rates dipping even more.

05 Apr 2013
Bank of England 'predicts further mortgage rate drop'
Many Britons 'are struggling to pay for utilities'

Around four million Britons are currently in debt to utility providers.

04 Apr 2013
Many Britons 'are struggling to pay for utilities'
Inflation rise 'could prove detrimental for property market'

The UK property market is likely to suffer should inflation rise to five per cent.

03 Apr 2013
Inflation rise 'could prove detrimental for property market'
UK mortgage payments 'have fallen over last 5 years'

The average annual mortgage payment in 2013 is £3,571.

03 Apr 2013
UK mortgage payments 'have fallen over last 5 years'
Many Scottish homeowners 'would consider remortgaging'

Just under one-third of homeowners would contemplate remortgaging if it resulted in them making a saving.

02 Apr 2013
Many Scottish homeowners 'would consider remortgaging'
February 'witnessed mortgage lending by mutuals growth'

Gross mortgage lending by building societies and mutuals stood at £2.5 billion in February.

02 Apr 2013
February 'witnessed mortgage lending by mutuals growth'
Waverley locals 'have best quality of life for rural residents'

A rural area quality of life survey has placed Waverley residents at its top.

02 Apr 2013
Waverley locals 'have best quality of life for rural residents'




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