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According to the British Bankers' Association, mortgage approvals in May were down for the fourth consecutive month, 3.5% lower overall than in the same month.....
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According to new data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), 20% of the 148,000 borrowers who took out a new mortgage in the first quarter of 2014 stretched out the mortgage term over 30 years....
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The implementation of the new Mortgage Market Review (MMR) regulations from April this year will change the market, subduing any great growth in the mortgage and lending sector...
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Houses sold better than expected in 2013, boosting mortgage lending by 30 per cent since last year and far exceeding forecasted rates. The figures, provided by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), suggest continued growth...
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House prices in the UK have now hit a record high, according to figures from the Office for National statistics. In August, the House Price Index surpassed its previous January 2008 peak by 0.3 per cent...
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The UK property market is on track for a healthy and broad based recovery, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders...
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The government's much-praised Help to Buy scheme is being threatened by rising house prices. According to the...
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The second quarter of 2013 saw first-time buyers in London reach the greatest number recorded since the end of 2007.
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If you're considering buy-to-let property investment in the UK, now is certainly a good time to do it. Figures from...
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It is official (well, not really), London has broken free of the UK housing market reality and is now almost a market in its own right according to the latest figures.
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Gross mortgage lending is on the rise, thanks to an increase in remortgage activity. Data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) revealed that lending grew by five per cent in April, although house price lending fell slightly compared to March.
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According to the latest news from the Council of Mortgage Lenders, some 64% of first time buyers now rely on the bank of Mum and Dad in order to get their foot on the first rung of the property ladder...
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Buy-to-let is becoming one of the most popular forms of property investment but there is still a lack of support for those in the sector...
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It looks like there is a new breed of buy-to-let investor entering the market. Tim King, from London-based estate agency Felicity J. Lord, told the Daily Mail that the sector is no longer populated exclusively by the wealthy looking for high yield investments to boost their portfolio.
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It seems the UK is no longer a nation of homeowners, with new figures showing more and more people are being forced to rent. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) noted a slump in homeownership for the first time since 1918...
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Mortgage lending decreased in March year-on-year, but the figures may not be an accurate depiction of the health of the sector. The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) claims that while gross mortgage lending...
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There is good news for first-time buyers, as figures suggest access to finance is improving. Data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders showed the number of people getting their foot on the property ladder increased...
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Over 11 per cent of all mortgages in Britain last year went towards buy to let mortgages according to a new report from the Council of Mortgage Lenders. The report shows that gross buy to let lending was £16.4 billion last year...
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With a report from the House Builders Federation (HBF) revealing that saving a deposit for a home will now take the average first-time buyer ten years, it may seem as though the future isn't particularly bright...
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Yesterday the Telegraph had a headline House Prices hit 'five year high' and you think wow. However, anyone who knows the industry and reads into the report finds out it is a load of sensationalist rubbish...
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The UK property market has reached somewhat of an impasse: demand for real estate is high, residential development land supply is low, lending is tight and prices don't automatically plummet as stock increases.
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A slowdown in the supply of residential homes is helping support UK house prices. Figures from Nationwide show values rose by 0.3 per cent in May compared with the previous month, although prices are still down...
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Buy to let lending in the UK has fallen in the first quarter according to new data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders. According to the report buy to let investors borrowed £3.7 billion in Q1, representing a fall of 5% over Q4 2011...
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Having almost reached the point of blocking anything to do with news about Buy to Let lending and how rental prices are going to the moon, it would appear the trend in what the press thinks we need to read about the property market is changing...
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Despite strong demand from tenants for accommodation in the private rented sector (PRS), lender restrictions are making it difficult for new landlords to enter the Buy to Let (BTL) market...
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The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) recently came out in support of introducing more measures to help first-time buyers (FTBs) get on the property ladder in the UK...
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New figures released by the Department for Communities and Local Government have shown that the average UK house price dropped in May...
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More people are making property investments, but the market is still below 2010 levels, a new report on home loan lending has revealed...
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Not too long ago, the Institute for Public Policy and Research (IPPR) released a report estimating that the UK is facing a "growing housing crisis". The organisation estimated that by 2025 there will be a shortfall of 750,000 homes in the country....
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Investment in buy to let properties appears to be holding up in the UK, according to recent comments from one mortgage expert...
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Britain's buy-to-let sector has been experiencing a turnaround in fortunes of late, with landlords taking advantage of a drop in house values and low interest rates...
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Buy to let investing in the UK rose by 22 per cent in 2010 compared to the previous year, new figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) have revealed. This increase in lending meant that the country's buy to let market expanded by seven per cent over the timeframe, with the total monetary value handed out by banks to investors standing at GBP 10....
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