Stamp duty reform, more new homes, possible longer tenancies


Stamp duty reform, more new homes, possible longer tenancies

Stamp duty reform for first time buyers has taken pride of place in the Budget speech of Chancellor Phillip Hammond... read more

Published 23rd November 2017

Conveyancers want government hand-out to modernise house buying


Conveyancers want government hand-out to modernise house buying

A conveyancing body says it wants the government to allocate “a small fund” in next week’s Budget to promote research into how house buying can be reformed... read more

Published 16th November 2017

Tips for house-hunters preparing their home for sale during the winter


Tips for house-hunters preparing their home for sale during the winter

Don't wait for spring - house-buyers are still out there in the autumn and winterAs the days start to get noticeably shorter and the temptation to batten down the hatches for winter increases, the housing market is renowned for being quieter... read more

Published 8th November 2017

First time buyers massively over-estimate purchasing costs, says bank


First time buyers massively over-estimate purchasing costs, says bank

Two thirds of first time buyers over-estimate the cost of purchasing a home according to a survey from the NatWest... read more

Published 7th November 2017

Base Rate UP - how will it affect the housing market?


Base Rate UP - how will it affect the housing market?

The Bank of England has raised the base rate from 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent.The Bank’s monetary policy committee was split seven to two. Mortgage lenders are now expected to follow suit with small increases to their lending rates... read more

Published 2nd November 2017

‘Modest momentum’ returns to the housing market amid record low mortgage rates


‘Modest momentum’ returns to the housing market amid record low mortgage rates

The housing market has built up “modest momentum” this year but to different types of borrower, mortgage lenders claim... read more

Published 27th October 2017

Asking prices show biggest October rise since 2014 says Rightmove


Asking prices show biggest October rise since 2014 says Rightmove

Asking prices have risen by an average of 1.1 per cent or £3,432 in the past month according to Rightmove. This is the largest October rise since 2014... read more

Published 18th October 2017

Homes that sell do so quicker than in 2012, says Rightmove


Homes that sell do so quicker than in 2012, says Rightmove

The housing market may appear sluggish at best in many areas but data from Rightmove suggests it’s now quicker to sell a home in the UK than it was five years ago... read more

Published 11th October 2017

Upbeat Survey Shows Big Surge In Volume Of Properties Coming To Market …….


Upbeat Survey Shows Big Surge In Volume Of Properties Coming To Market …….

An upbeat survey by online website HouseSimple claims there has been a 20 per cent increase in the number of homes coming to the market in the past month - and a 44 per cent rise in London... read more

Published 9th October 2017

Brokers claim first-time buyers are starting to reap rewards of buy-to-let clampdown


Brokers claim first-time buyers are starting to reap rewards of buy-to-let clampdown

There was little sign of the traditional “summer lull” during August, with first-time buyers starting to take advantage of fewer landlords adding to their portfolios, the Mortgage Advice Bureau claims... read more

Published 4th October 2017