First time buyers surges as more plan to leap onto the property ladder

ladder to the skyThe number of first time buyers jumping onto the property ladder has hit levels not seen since the peak of the last property boom. The latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), show that the number of mortgages offered to first time buyers is up by 33% on the same time last year, whilst total lending to first timers is up a massive 48% on this time 12 months ago. The number of first ...

Housing & mortgage round up: House prices fall, or do they? Two surveys, two different answers

Housing & mortgage round upTwo house prices surveys and two different results, one saying prices are falling and the other that they are rising. Read on to find out more about this and also why many tenants are getting into arrears with their rent. Land Registry: House prices fell in April Figures released by the Land Registry show that house prices fell by 0.3% in April and by 1% over the past 12 months. According to the Land Registry house prices have ...