Housing round up: Good news for first time buyers as high loan to value mortgages make a come back

Housing & mortgage round upThis week’s housing round up includes news that  might indicate some light at the end of the tunnel for first time buyers looking for higher loan to value mortgages. Whilst the  number of house hunters increase and rents fall in the buy to let sector Increased mortgage choice for first time buyers New research shows that mortgages products requiring a smaller deposit, typically used by first time buyers, are making something of a ...

Housing round up: House prices fall amid mixed messages for first time buyers

Housing & mortgage round upThe latest Halifax house price survey is out, first time buyers see a rise in the availability of high loan to value mortgages and the CBI suggest a novel way to help people buy their first home. Halifax house price survey The latest Halifax house price survey shows that house prices rose by 1.2% in October; however this seemingly positive news was tempered by the fact that prices actually fell by 0.3% over the past quarter. Quarterly movements in ...