This Month's Top Articles
Mortgages news (page 11):
|Common sense mortgage lending 'must prevail' |
|8th January 2011|
|Mortgage lenders need to adopt a more common sense approach to providing finance to home buyers, an expert has indicated.|
Catherine Hearnden, director at MyMortgageDirect, emphasised that some of the "silly restrictions" in pl...
|Increased base rate could create difficulties |
|24th December 2010|
|Mortgage borrowers may face a number of problems if the base rate suddenly rises, according to an industry expert. |
Chief executive officer of Firstrung Paul Holmes believes that this increase will not happen in the near future, as...
|Little improvement expected for 2011 house prices |
|23rd December 2010|
|House prices are likely to end 2011 around two per cent lower than they are at present, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has said.|
Its Housing Market Forecast 2011 suggests that there will be some fluctuations throughout the course of the year, which may have an impact on...
|First-time buyers may still face mortgage challenges |
|22nd December 2010|
|Even if the mortgage market begins to show signs of improvement in the New Year, first-time buyers may still find themselves struggling, a property expert has highlighted.|
One of the main issues is that large deposits are needed for hom...
|Base rate rise to threaten homeowners?|
|17th December 2010|
|A slight rise in the base rate could create problems for mortgage customers throughout the country, notes Chris Jenkins, creative director at Dallas Matthews.|
He highlighted that with households already under intense financial pressure,...
|Problems still remain in housing market, index shows|
|14th December 2010|
|This month has seen a continued fall in house prices, the latest statistics from Rightmove show.|
Sellers have lowered their asking prices by three per cent, the Rightmove House Price Index reveals, which may make it easier for people to secure a ...
|NAEA: UK property stays in demand|
|10th December 2010|
|November proved a positive month for people hoping to get on the UK property ladder, the latest figures show.|
An average estate agent sold seven properties, even in light of the seasonal slowdown usually experienced, statistics from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) show.
|Interest rate uncertainty 'leads to mortgage confusion'|
|8th December 2010|
|The uncertainty surrounding the base rate at the moment means it is difficult for people to know which mortgage product to choose, an industry expert has highlighted.|
Fixed-rate and variable products are usually distinguished by around ...
|House prices continue on downward slope|
|2nd December 2010|
|House prices in the UK continued to decline last month, figures from the Nationwide Monthly House Price Index show.|
It found that the price of property declined by 0.3 per cent when compared to October, showing that the market has not yet recovered from economic problems.
|Mortgage lending stays constant for mutuals|
|1st December 2010|
|October mortgage lending by mutuals stayed largely flat compared to previous months, according to the latest figures from the Building Societies Association (BSA).|
Gross mortgage le...