Housing & Mortgage Round Up: Mortgage rates at lowest level for over two decades

Housing & mortgage round up_istockphotoA week without house price surveys, but we’ve still found plenty to report for those people who need their weekly fixed of housing and mortgage news. This week we look at low mortgage rates, a new entrant to the mortgage market and calls for the government to do more to address the shortfall in affordable housing. Mortgage rates at lowest level for two decades New data from Moneyfacts has shown that mortgage interest rates are ...

Housing & mortgage round up: Life gets harder for first time buyers, whilst sellers reduce asking prices

Housing & mortgage round upA glut of stories this week emphasising how hard it is for would-be house buyers, especially first time buyers, to get on the housing ladder. House prices are rising faster than wages, new house building is falling and rents are rising, all making it harder for first time buyers. Whilst at the same time sellers are having to reduce asking prices by record amounts....