Housing round up: Times still tough for first time buyers as buy to let surges

Housing & mortgage round upResearch released this week shows how hard life is for first time buyers to secure a mortgage, especially whilst rents continue to rise and mortgage lending criteria remains tight. The buy to let market seems to be booming, although one leading figure believes this is not at the expense of first time buyers. Finally mortgage lending has risen slightly, although the market is still clearly depressed. Buy to let investors not forcing first time buyers out of ...