Housing & Mortgage Round Up: HMRC clampdown on buy to let investors, as house prices rise

Housing & mortgage round up_istockphotoWe’ve got the usual wide range of stories in this week’s Housing & Mortgage Round Up, including a crackdown by HMRC on buy to let landlords, interest rate news and the latest house price survey from the Halifax. Bank of England leaves interest rates unchanged, again! As expected the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has left base rate on hold at 0.5% for another month. It’s now four years since ...

Housing & Mortgage Round Up: Huge rise in house, whilst home ownership falls

Housing & mortgage round up_istockphotoThis week’s Housing and Mortgage Round Up has a distinctly historical feel to it with research showing an amazing increase in house prices over the last 40 years, whilst another report shows that home ownership has fallen over the past 25 years. But before that we start with the latest Halifax House Price Index figures. Are you looking for ...

Housing round up: House prices jump sharply for new build properties

Housing & mortgage round upConflicting house price news again this week; figures from the ONS show a small rise in general, but a sharp increase for new build properties. Rents have fallen for a second month in a row, and mortgage fraud seems to be on the rise. Read on to learn more. Are you looking for mortgage advice?...

Housing round up: Signs of a recovery and the demise of Interest Only mortgages

Housing & mortgage round upA busy week for the housing market! We have seen figures pointing to a possible recovery in the housing market, whilst three lenders change their criteria for Interest Only mortgages and buyers of the most expensive properties are hit with a rise in Stamp Duty. Nationwide say house prices rose in February The Nationwide’s house price index has shown that property prices rose by 0.6% in February taking the average property value to £162,712. The survey also showed that ...