Housing & mortgage round up: House prices and help for first time buyers

Investment Sense Housing & mortgage round upA mixed bag of housing and mortgage news this week. Two house prices surveys show different results, whilst Barclays launch a new mortgage product aimed at first time buyers and another lender pulls back from the interest-only mortgage market. Are you looking for mortgage advice?...

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....

Housing & Mortgage Round up: Halifax report sharp fall in house prices as Buy to Let booms

Housing & mortgage round upAnother busy week in the housing and mortgage market. The Halifax has reported that house prices fell sharply last month, echoing surveys last week from the Nationwide and Land Registry. However it seems that repossessions have stabilised, at least for the time being and the Buy to Let sector is booming. House prices fall sharply Are you ...

Housing round up: Sales rise whilst more property millions are created

Housing & mortgage round upIn this week’s housing round up we review the latest house sales figures, look at property millionaires and a recent FSA report which says some mortgage holders are putting their homes at risk. November house sales highest this year HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have released figures which show November saw the highest level of property transactions so far this year....