Mortgage & housing round up: A week of good news for first time buyers, whilst house prices rise

Mortgage & housing round up: A week of good news for first time buyers, whilst house prices riseOur housing and mortgage round up this week includes two stories which will give encouragement to any would-be first time buyers hoping to get onto the housing ladder in 2013, despite the average deposit needed still being way out of reach for many. We also look at why some of us are turning into permanent renters, ...

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 ...