Housing & Mortgage round up: House prices rise again, whilst Green Deal flops

Housing & mortgage round up_istockphotoIt’s been a pretty slow week for mortgage and housing news, saved at the last minute by the Nationwide and Land Registry releasing their latest house price data. Read on to discover whether house prices are still climbing and which region of the UK has seen a 53% drop over the past five years. House prices rise at fastest rate for three years The latest figures from the Nationwide, show a rise in house prices of ...

Housing & Mortgage round up: Renters finding the going tough, whilst demand amongst homebuyers rises

Housing & mortgage round up_istockphotoNo house price surveys this week, but still plenty of housing news to bring you, dominated by an increase in house buying activity, plus news rents continue to increase. Housing demand at four year high New figures, from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics), have shown demand for homes in the UK has risen to the highest level since 2009. The research also showed that the majority of Rics members are reporting rising ...

Housing & Mortgage round up: Is the housing market slowing?

Housing & mortgage round up_istockphotoEvidence has emerged this week that the housing market could be slowing, with the usual burst of activity associated with the onset of spring, turning into more of a damp squib. We also take a look at rising rents and news that buy to let landlords, plan to take action against the Bank of Ireland, to stop them increasing the mortgage payments for thousands of borrowers. Housing market slowing? Part 1 In a worrying sign that the housing ...

Housing & Mortgage round up: House prices continue to rise, whilst the OFT warns people seeking a quick sale

Housing & mortgage round up_istockphotoA real mix of stories in this week’s housing and mortgage round up, including news that a major bank has been forced to write to over a quarter of a million of borrowers, whilst house prices continue to rise and the OFT issues a warning to people looking to sell their home quickly. Santander told to contact over a quarter of a million borrowers Santander has been told by ...