Property transactions “resilient”
Property transactions rose almost 14% in the year to May, according to the latest figures from HMRC. ...Read more
Could the Bank of Mum and Dad help solve affordability issues?
New research from Legal & General has found that, with the potential to help 450,000 people onto the housing ladder every year, lifetime mortgages could be the best option for many. ...Read more
Majority of first time buyers fear negotiation
New research from Barclays has found that 52% of first time buyers have never negotiated and a further 53% admitted they fear missing out in the “extremely competitive” market if they were to negotiate. ...Read more
CML: Gross mortgage lending up 12% in May
The latest data and analysis from The Council of Mortgage Lenders has estimated that gross mortgage lending reached £20.1bn in May - a 12% increase on both April last month and on May last year, in which £17.9bn was advanced. ...Read more
Help to Buy numbers reach 285,000
New statistics from DCLG have revealed that over 285,000 homeowners, including 240,000 first time buyers, have been supported by the government's Help to Buy schemes. ...Read more
Top tips on how to keep your home cool this summer
It’s safe to say that as much as we in Britain look forward to a bit of sunshine. Whenever they arrive we suddenly find ourselves struggling to keep cool; even in our own homes we can feel as though we’re walking around in a sauna. ...Read more
Top ten home improvements of 2017?
A new study from GoCompare Home Insurance has revealed that a new bathroom is the UK’s most popular home renovation with 39% of homeowners who carried out a major home improvement in the last five years splashing out on one. ...Read more
17% switch from downsizing to equity release
Research from Bower Retirement has found that 17% of would-be downsizers decided instead to release property wealth through equity release. ...Read more
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