Housing & mortgage round up: Demand for houses, mortgage lending and rents all rise

Housing & mortgage round upNo house price surveys to report this week, but there is still plenty of housing and mortgage news to catch up on as the housing market shows a few tentative positive signs. First time buyers continue to be in the news as rents rise, whilst a new survey unveils the cost of moving away from the city to a market town....

Housing & mortgage round up: Life gets harder for first time buyers, whilst sellers reduce asking prices

Housing & mortgage round upA glut of stories this week emphasising how hard it is for would-be house buyers, especially first time buyers, to get on the housing ladder. House prices are rising faster than wages, new house building is falling and rents are rising, all making it harder for first time buyers. Whilst at the same time sellers are having to reduce asking prices by record amounts....