Housing & mortgage round up: Lloyds TSB to help 60,000 first time buyers, whilst housing market improves

Lloyds TSB to help 60,000 first time buyersNo house prices surveys this week but still plenty of news to report. This week saw a huge boost for first-time buyers as a major lender shows their commitment to this beleaguered group of would-be homeowners. Elsewhere there was good news for those people looking for signs that the housing market might finally be coming out of the doldrums....

Housing & mortgage round up: House prices fall, whilst buy to let mortgages boom

Housing & mortgage round upThis week sees the UK’s two largest mortgage lenders disagree about the direction of house prices, whilst new figures show just how hard life is for first time buyers, whilst the buy to let mortgage market continues to boom. Are you looking for mortgage advice?...

Housing & mortgage round up: Lending to first time buyers jumps and Savills predict house price rises

Housing & mortgage round upMixed signals from the housing market this week with figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) showing a jump in the number of mortgages approved for first time buyers, whilst surveyors report that the housing market is still in the doldrums. Meanwhile Savills predict house prices rises and in the mortgage market there could be a shock for mortgage applicants who have taken out payday loan...

Housing & mortgage round up: Cheaper fixed rate mortgages? Stable house prices

Housing & mortgage round upThis week we bring you news of the Bank of England’s latest interest rate decision and also look at whether fixed rate mortgages are about to get cheaper. On the house price front we have the latest Halifax house price survey. Bank of England keep interest rates on hold In a move that will be welcomed by mortgage borrowers the Bank of England decided to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5%....