Housing round up: House prices and repossessions rise slightly

Housing & mortgage round up_istockphotoA busy week for housing news as the Halifax release their latest house price data, news that repossessions are on the rise, whilst there is a warning for all buy to let landlords. House prices rise The latest figures from the Halifax show house prices rose in April by 1.1%. According to the UK’s largest mortgage lender, house prices also rose by 2% over the past year and by 1.3% over the last three months, taking the value of the ...

Mortgage & housing round up: A week of good news for first time buyers, whilst house prices rise

Mortgage & housing round up: A week of good news for first time buyers, whilst house prices riseOur housing and mortgage round up this week includes two stories which will give encouragement to any would-be first time buyers hoping to get onto the housing ladder in 2013, despite the average deposit needed still being way out of reach for many. We also look at why some of us are turning into permanent renters, ...

Housing round up: House prices fall amid mixed messages for first time buyers

Housing & mortgage round upThe latest Halifax house price survey is out, first time buyers see a rise in the availability of high loan to value mortgages and the CBI suggest a novel way to help people buy their first home. Halifax house price survey The latest Halifax house price survey shows that house prices rose by 1.2% in October; however this seemingly positive news was tempered by the fact that prices actually fell by 0.3% over the past quarter. Quarterly movements in ...

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 ...