Property exchanges increased by 7.4% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same quarter last year, suggesting a sustained level of activity in a subdued property market, the latest analysis report shows.
The number of residential mortgage providers that include a maximum 95% loan to value (LTV) product in their range has increased, the latest comparison figures show.
Home owners in the UK have reached mortgage freedom day, the date when new borrowers have earned enough money to cover their payments for the rest of the year overall, new research shows.
If interest rates in the UK were to increase to 1.5% such a move could wipe £28,000 off the average house price, new research suggests.
The government is today proposing to consult on scrapping Section 21, so-called ‘no fault’, repossessions in the private rented sector in favour of improving the court system to ensure landlords can more speedily repossess properties through them in legitimate cases.
Saffron Building Society has launched a 95% loan-to-value ‘Family Support’ mortgage at 2.97%, giving brokers new options for first-time buyers.
Nearly three in five (59%) London-based landlords purchased their buy-to-let property outside the capital during the last 12 months, Hamptons International Monthly Lettings Index has found.
Asking prices in the UK are continuing to fall on an annual basis, down by 0.1% in the 12 months to April 2019, but a slight improvement from the decline of 0.8% recorded in the previous month, the latest index shows.
A north London couple are raffling their Grade II listed sprawling English estate, worth a whopping £5.25 million, for just £13.50, with bitcoin payments also accepted.
A national and regional property auction firm has delivered its best ever first quarter sales in the 12 year history of the company.
Labour is proposing two methods of controlling house price rises should it win the next General Election – and the ideas have provoked a furious response from some sectors of the agency industry.
Mortgage approvals are up both year-on-year and month-on-month from February to March, despite purchases and sales continuing to be subdued, e.surv’s Mortgage Monitor has found.
Home buyers can expect to spend almost £4,000 on top of the cost of their new property – for legal fees, surveying costs and other removal bills, online lender MYJARhas found.
Average asking prices in England and Wales fell by 0.2% in the last year but were up 2.3% in Scotland and by a strong 5.6% annually in Wales, the latest index shows.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a new £10 million fund for local authorities in the capital to help them deliver more council, social rented, and other genuinely affordable homes.
Over a third of landlords in the UK want buy to let lenders to apply a manual underwriting process as they struggle to obtain lending in the High Street.
The hottest spot for buyer demand in the UK right now is Falkirk, in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, followed by Glasgow, estate agent Springbok Properties has found.
The housing market is still subdued and this lack of momentum is likely to continue for a while longer, RICS’s Residential Market Survey has predicted.
Many Brits aspire to own a detached house, but the popularity of detached living has seen the average price of this type of property rise by more than £125,000 in the past 10 years, online estate agents Housesimple has found.
Home improvements rank in the top five long-term financial objectives for homeowners, beating the likes of paying off debt, with almost two thirds (63%) prioritising this in their future planning, according to research by Just Group.