Housing & mortgage round up: Increase in the number of retirees looking to downsize

Housing & mortgage round upA relatively quiet week, with none of the major house price surveys reporting this over the past seven days, but fear not, we’ve managed to dig up some interesting stories for those of you who need your weekly fix of housing and mortgage news. More retirees look to downsize Are you planning on downsizing in retirement? You are not alone if you are. Downsizing is becoming a key part of many people’s retirement planning and a new survey has ...

Housing & mortgage round up: Slow week for housing news

After last week’s bumper round up, including the house price figures from the Halifax and Nationwide, this week has been relatively quiet for housing news. We have however managed to find a few interesting stories for those of you who need your weekly fix of housing and mortgage news. Mortgage lenders cut interest rates again As the effects of the government’s Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) kicks, 10 mortgage lenders have reduced the interest rates on many of their deals. Amongst the lenders dropping their rates ING Direct has cut their two and five year fixed rates, whilst Nationwide are cutting their two ...