Housing & mortgage round up: House prices fall and Halifax to refund valuation fees

Housing & mortgage round upA round up of housing news wouldn’t be complete without a house price survey; this week it’s the Nationwide’s turn. We also look at a new initiative from the Halifax, which could see your valuation fee refunded if your house sale falls through and figures showing which area of the country is worst hit by repossessions. Are you ...

Housing round up: More Standard Variable Rate increases and house prices fall

Housing & mortgage round upIn this week’s housing round up we look at another rise in a lender’s Standard Variable Rate and bring you figures from the latest Halifax house price survey. Finally we highlight research from Unbiased.co.uk which shows some of us have an alarming lack of interest in our mortgage. More lenders increase their Standard Variable Rate The Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank are the latest mortgage lenders to announce an increase to their Standard Variable Rate (SVR). 30,000 mortgage customers of the two ...

Housing round up: Buy to let mortgage availability rises, NewBuy scheme launched

Housing & mortgage round upThe latest house price survey shows a small fall, whilst the buy to let market continues to boom, especially in Nottingham and the East Midlands as the number of buy to let mortgages available rises. In other news the government has announced more details on the NewBuy scheme designed to help kick start the housing market. Are you ...

Housing round up: Fall in house prices predicted & 90% mortgage deals

Housing & mortgage round upThis week saw figures released which showed house prices have fallen over the past year and also predictions that prices will continue to fall for the next couple of years. At the same time Barclays has joined other lenders in offering deals which require only a 10% deposit. House prices fall over the past year Data released by the Land Registry has shown that house prices in England and Wales have fallen by 2.6% in the year to September. According ...