House price growth to slow?

New figures show that the rate of growth in house prices increased in November, but the news came with a warning that the market may slow in 2017. Figures from the Halifax show that house prices rose by 6% in the year to November; taking the value of the average home to £218,002. Housing slowdown? However, before homeowners get carried away with the seeming constant rise in house prices, the Halifax also said that "annual house price growth may slow over the coming months". In fact, the Nationwide has previously reported that house price ...

Housing & Mortgage Round Up: Huge rise in house, whilst home ownership falls

Housing & mortgage round up_istockphotoThis week’s Housing and Mortgage Round Up has a distinctly historical feel to it with research showing an amazing increase in house prices over the last 40 years, whilst another report shows that home ownership has fallen over the past 25 years. But before that we start with the latest Halifax House Price Index figures. Are you looking for ...

Housing & mortgage round up: Last round up and house price survey of 2012

Housing & mortgage round upOur last housing and mortgage round up of 2012 wouldn’t be complete without a house price survey and we’ve not let you down. In other news, another mortgage lender has stopped offering interest-only mortgages, there are fears that average rents will rise quickly in 2013 and first time buyers appear nervous about what the New Year might hold for them. Small annual rise in house prices The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that house prices increased by just 0.2% in October. The ONS also revealed ...

Housing round up: Demand for property rises, but so do mortgage interest rates

Housing & mortgage round upIn a relatively quiet week for housing news new figures have shown that demand for housing has risen, as has the number of properties coming onto the market. At the same time mortgage interest rates seem to be on the rise. Demand for housing hits highest level for two years The end of the Stamp Duty holiday for first time buyers seems to behind a rise in new enquiries. Figures from the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors (Rics) show that ...