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...