Housing & mortgage round up: House prices unchanged, NewBuy off to a slow start

Housing & mortgage round upA packed week of housing news, with the Land Registry publishing their house price data for August. In other news the Bank of England has published figures to show that mortgage availability has hit a five year high, whilst the full economic effect of the lack of first time buyer mortgages is revealed in new research. Finally, the NewBuy Scheme’s slow start is confirmed. House prices unchanged in August Land Registry figures show that house prices were unchanged in August compared ...

Housing round up: Demand for property rises, but so do mortgage interest rates

Housing & mortgage round upIn a relatively quiet week for housing news new figures have shown that demand for housing has risen, as has the number of properties coming onto the market. At the same time mortgage interest rates seem to be on the rise. Demand for housing hits highest level for two years The end of the Stamp Duty holiday for first time buyers seems to behind a rise in new enquiries. Figures from the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors (Rics) show that ...