First time buyers should ponder more options, urges mortgage analyst


First time buyers should ponder more options, urges mortgage analyst

Independent financial service Moneyfacts says first time buyers who opt for a fixed rate deal might be better off if they chose a discounted variable rate deal.Moneyfacts says the current average fixed rate at 95 per cent loan-to-value is 0... read more

Published 31st August 2017

Home mover share of the housing market drops from two-thirds to half in ten years


Home mover share of the housing market drops from two-thirds to half in ten years

The proportion of home movers buying homes has dropped from just under two-thirds to 51% in the past decade, figures show... read more

Published 21st August 2017

Two weeks to go before annual estate agency 'call chaos day'


Two weeks to go before annual estate agency 'call chaos day'

You might have thought the week after Christmas or the day after Easter would be when agents receive the most calls into the offices - but it is apparently the day after August Bank Holiday Monday - that means, a fortnight today... read more

Published 15th August 2017

Another index shows stronger-than-expected housing market


Another index shows stronger-than-expected housing market

Last week the Nationwide reported house prices rising unexpectedly in July - now the Halifax has done the same, reporting a 0.4 per cent rise last month after a drop of 0.9 per cent in June... read more

Published 8th August 2017

Buyer sentiment picks up across UK to highest in five years, claim


Buyer sentiment picks up across UK to highest in five years, claim

Buyer sentiment improved in the second quarter, Strutt & Parker figures show, as the Brexit and Stamp Duty vote pushed prices lower... read more

Published 2nd August 2017