This Month's Top Articles
Mortgages news (page 11):
|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...
|Base rate rise may concern mortgage lenders|
|25th November 2010|
|Many mortgage lenders may be confused as to how to proceed if the base rate increases next year, an expert has predicted.|
With standard variable rates generally between 3.5 and four per cent at the moment, the question remains as to whe...
|First-time buyers 'still facing problems'|
|10th November 2010|
|Many first-time buyers are still finding it hard to secure a mortgage, an expert has highlighted.|
Affordability is one of the main problems, noted founder of Briffy.com David Amstell, who pointed out that although house prices are falli...
|CML calls for responsible mortgage lending rules|
|6th November 2010|
|More needs to be done to encourage responsible lending in the mortgage sector, one group has emphasised.|
The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) is calling on the Financial Services A...
|House prices still fluctuating, Halifax finds|
|5th November 2010|
|There was a slight improvement in house prices last month, but problems experienced in September have not yet been levelled-out.|
The latest Halifax House Price Index shows that the average property price stands at £164,919, marking a 1.8 per cent increase on figures from the previous ...
|Increasing property prices affect mortgage applications|
|23rd October 2010|
|An increase in asking prices of houses is making it more difficult for first-time buyers to gain a foothold in the property market.|
Paul Holmes, chief executive officer of Firstrung, pointed out that people were also finding it increasingly impossible to afford the deposits for a successful...
|Pricing properties 'realistically' could boost business |
|22nd October 2010|
|The key to successful buying and selling in the housing market is dependent on realistic pricing, it has been claimed.|
When putting up properties for sale, sellers have been encouraged to a price tag that is in line with the realities of the present housing situation by Russel + Aitken.
|'Housing cuts will affect mortgage applications'|
|21st October 2010|
|Mortgage applications are bound to suffer as first-time buyers bear the brunt of proposed government cuts.|
According to the National Housing Federation (NHF), proposed cuts to the housing fund will have a significant impact on the numbe...