4th December 2015

NAEA: First time buyer sales are at highest level

First-time buyer sales hit a 6-year high in October to account for nearly a third (31%) of all sales, according to the National Association of Estate […]
23rd November 2015

housing costs blamed for increased commuting

The number of commuters spending more than two hours travelling to and from work has increased by 72% over the past 10 years – with high […]
23rd November 2015

Gross mortgage lending hits a seven year high

Gross lending hit its highest level in over seven years in October, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders. Lenders advanced a total of £21.8bn in […]
23rd November 2015

Market Update

Firstly, as I write this note in early December, can I wish you an early Merry Christmas and wish you all well for a happy and […]
23rd November 2015

New housing starts recovering

Housing starts recovered in quarter three, reversing some of the drop in activity seen in the second quarter, official figures show. On a seasonally-adjusted basis the […]
17th November 2015

Building societies to review mortgage age limits

The building society sector has committed to reviewing the maximum age limits for mortgage borrowers. Most lenders restrict lending than runs over a certain age, with […]
17th November 2015

Rightmove say house price rises will continue next

Asking prices have dipped slightly in the normal November slowdown, reports leading property website Rightmove. But it is the smallest drop for four years and indicative […]
17th November 2015

Value of UK housing stock doubles over past decade

Halifax has revealed that the value of the UK’s private housing stock has risen by 53% over the past decade from c£3.3 trillion in 2005 to […]
17th November 2015

Digital homes add value

The Digital Homes Report by Barclays Mortgages reveals that almost a third of home owners surveyed online believe installing technology in their home will increase its […]
9th November 2015

NAEA: Top tips to sell your home during the winter

During the winter, the housing market is renowned for being slower, with many people holding off on selling their property until the spring. However, by incorporating […]