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Mutuals mortgage lending 'jumped in August'

August witnessed a 32 per cent increase in mortgage lending by mutuals.

30 Sep 2013
Mutuals mortgage lending 'jumped in August'
Glasgow 'offers greatest returns for student landlord investment'

Northern cities are providing the highest returns for landlords renting out property to students.

30 Sep 2013
Glasgow 'offers greatest returns for student landlord investment'
Scottish Government announces help for house buyers

Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled plans to get more Scottish people on the housing ladder.

27 Sep 2013
Scottish Government announces help for house buyers
September sees continued house price growth

The average home in the UK is currently worth £172,127.

27 Sep 2013
September sees continued house price growth
Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank mortgage customers to receive compensation

The FCA has fined Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank for mortgage errors.

26 Sep 2013
Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank mortgage customers to receive compensation
South-west London witnesses house price climb

House price rises in the south-east of London have been more marked than in the capital's centre for the first time.

26 Sep 2013
South-west London witnesses house price climb
Rising house prices 'contributing to lost generation'

People in the UK are not growing up until they reach 29, new research has suggested.

26 Sep 2013
Rising house prices 'contributing to lost generation'
House prices 'will be monitored by BoE'

The FPC has revealed it will be keeping a close eye on the housing market.

25 Sep 2013
House prices 'will be monitored by BoE'
British private rental prices 'have climbed over the last year'

Private rental prices have climbed 1.2 per cent over the past 12 months.

25 Sep 2013
British private rental prices 'have climbed over the last year'
Mortgage approvals 'climbed in August'

People in the UK are becoming more willing to borrow, new figures have suggested.

24 Sep 2013
Mortgage approvals 'climbed in August'
UK landlords 'failing to get the right insurance'

Around one in four UK landlords do not have the right insurance.

24 Sep 2013
UK landlords 'failing to get the right insurance'
Buying a home 'cheaper than renting'

It is currently almost £900 cheaper a year to buy than rent.

23 Sep 2013
Buying a home 'cheaper than renting'
London rents 'continue to climb'

London has witnessed the sharpest climb in average monthly rents of any region in England and Wales.

23 Sep 2013
London rents 'continue to climb'
Many Brits 'living in rented homes unofficially'

Around 3.3 million people living in rented property are not listed on the tenancy agreement.

20 Sep 2013
Many Brits 'living in rented homes unofficially'
August 'saw gross mortgage lending holding steady'

Gross mortgage lending reached an estimated £16.6 billion in August.

19 Sep 2013
August 'saw gross mortgage lending holding steady'
UK recovery 'based on house prices'

The TUC has commented on the latest TUC inflation figures.

18 Sep 2013
UK recovery 'based on house prices'
House prices 'increased in the year to July 2013'

The 12 months to July saw a 3.3 per cent increase in UK house prices.

18 Sep 2013
House prices 'increased in the year to July 2013'
Private rented homes numbers 'set to increase'

The coming years will see the creation of more than 600,000 homes in the private rented sector.

17 Sep 2013
Private rented homes numbers 'set to increase'
Annual house price inflation 'should be capped'

Rics would like to see the Financial Policy Committee limiting annual house price inflation to five per cent.

16 Sep 2013
Annual house price inflation 'should be capped'
Flat prices 'have risen markedly over last decade'

The average price of a UK flat has climbed by an average of £394 a month since 2003.

16 Sep 2013
Flat prices 'have risen markedly over last decade'
Brits 'still failing to switch mortgages'

Last year saw more Brits staying loyal to their mortgage providers than their partners.

13 Sep 2013
Brits 'still failing to switch mortgages'
Gross mortgage lending 'climbed in July'

July witnessed a 12 per cent rise in gross mortgage lending.

12 Sep 2013
Gross mortgage lending 'climbed in July'
Brits 'borrowing money to pay mortgage'

Around 1.5 million people paid their mortgage or rent using credit in August.

12 Sep 2013
Brits 'borrowing money to pay mortgage'
House prices 'set for 10% growth'

The next six months could be set to witness marked house price growth.

11 Sep 2013
House prices 'set for 10% growth'
House seller numbers 'on the up'

Sellers are returning to the UK housing market, new figures have indicated.

10 Sep 2013
House seller numbers 'on the up'
Chancellor hints of sustainable housing market recovery

George Osborne has reviewed the housing market while looking at the wider economy.

10 Sep 2013
Chancellor hints of sustainable housing market recovery
Housing market activity 'on an upward trend'

House prices climbed by 2.1 per cent in the three months to August.

10 Sep 2013
Housing market activity 'on an upward trend'
Parents 'worried about paying mortgage'

More than one-fifth of parents are worried about their ability to pay off their mortgage.

09 Sep 2013
Parents 'worried about paying mortgage'
Students 'struggling to afford rental costs'

The cost of renting in one-third of student towns is proving too expensive for university goers.

06 Sep 2013
Students 'struggling to afford rental costs'
Young Brits 'happy to rent'

More than half of UK adults aged 35 and under do not own the house they live in.

06 Sep 2013
Young Brits 'happy to rent'
FTB market in Wales 'is ultra competitive'

FTB properties in Wales are often sold at or above their asking price.

05 Sep 2013
FTB market in Wales 'is ultra competitive'
UK housing market 'in recovery mode'

House purchase lending has seen a monthly increase of more than £1 billion.

04 Sep 2013
UK housing market 'in recovery mode'
House prices 'not affected by wind farms'

House prices are not negatively affected by nearby wind farms, it has been found.

04 Sep 2013
House prices 'not affected by wind farms'
August 'witnessed house price rise'

UK house prices climbed by 0.6 per cent in August.

03 Sep 2013
August 'witnessed house price rise'
Housing affordability 'improving for second steppers'

The past year has seen a marked improvement in home affordability for those looking to move up the property ladder.

02 Sep 2013
Housing affordability 'improving for second steppers'




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