Housing & mortgage round up: Encouraging news for first time buyers

Housing & mortgage round upA quiet week for housing and mortgage news with no house price surveys to report. However, if you are a first time buyer then read on, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel with the average deposit needed starting to show signs of falling. Average deposits for first time buyers fall New figures have shown that the average deposit, put down by first buyers, has fallen below 20% for the first time since the height of the credit ...

Housing & Mortgages: House prices fall for 16th month in a row

Housing & mortgage round upThe latest figures from the Land Registry have shown house prices fell by 0.3% in April, the 16th month in a row that this particular survey has seen a drop. According the the Land Registry the average home in England and Wales is now worth £160,417, a 1% fall in value over the past 12 months. Are you ...