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UK’s biggest building society reduces deposit for first time buyer mortgages

The Covid pandemic caused wide disruption in the housing market and the number of mortgage deals fell dramatically between March 2020 to the beginning of ...
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terraced houses London

Stamp duty changes increases pressure as housing market gets moving after lockdown

The governments of England and Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland have issued temporary Stamp Duty changes to encourage movement in the housing market that has ...
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Optimism returning to UK property market?

There is some reported evidence that the anticipated 'Boris Bounce' is beginning to be bear fruit, with the London property market in particular showing increased ...
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Bristol is 2019’s most sought after place for home buyers and renters

Property website, Rightmove, has crowned Bristol the most sought after place in the UK outside London for property sales and rentals during 2019. At the ...
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What square footage can you afford on your house budget?

In an exercise replicating a Office of National Statistics report published in 2017, that examined how much one square metre costs in different areas of England ...
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Mortgage stress test – too high for the average family?

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has appealed to government to reassess the Financial Policy Committee's mortgage stress test for anyone wishing to climb the ...
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Would you head north for a 3-bed house under £100,000?

We all know that buying a property is one of the biggest and most important purchases you will ever make, but property in some areas ...
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55-plus free up a billion pounds through home equity release in Q1

In the sector's busiest start to any of the six years on record, nearly a billion pounds was raised by the over-55s in the first ...
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First time buyers must compromise to avoid high rents

In the long run, buying a house is less expensive than renting and most of us would agree that buying a house is worth the ...
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Advice and top tips for BOMAD

A staggering 3.6 million UK adults borrowed money from friends or family in the last twelve months, according to the Financial Conduct Authority's latest Financial Lives Survey ...
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25% of housing transactions dependent on ‘BOMAD’ (equivalent of £5.7 billion in mortgages in 2018)

The financial services group, Legal & General, has published new forecasts on the financial support provided to home buyers by the Bank of Mum and ...
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Nationwide takes on the ground rent scandal

The ‘ground rent scandal’ has caused some shocking headlines in recent months: Taylor Wimpey sold our freehold – it will cost £40k to buy it ...
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