This Month's Top Articles
Mortgages news (page 8):
|Mortgage lending 'should have recovered' in May |
|7th June 2011|
|There should be more positive signs for the property market in May when compared to the lows seen in April, a mortgage expert has said.|
Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at John Charcol, explained that lending levels were largely we...
|Supermarkets expected to boost mortgage competition |
|1st June 2011|
|More supermarkets entering in the mortgage market is likely to lead to increased competition, one expert has predicted.|
Michelle Slade, spokeswoman for Moneyfacts.co.uk, suggested that anyone who enters the market often opens with the b...
|Mortgage customers aim for 17% deposit |
|21st May 2011|
|First-time buyers save an average of a 17 per cent deposit for a property before trying to secure a mortgage, the latest research shows.|
Santander found that one in five first-time buyers paid between six and ten per cent deposit on the...
|Mortgage availability 'starting to improve' |
|12th May 2011|
|A few improvements have been seen in the mortgage market over recent months, potentially offering some hope to first-time buyers.|
This is according to spokesman for PricedOut Matt Griffith, who explained that the difficult situation exp...
|Interest in buying property sees increase |
|11th May 2011|
|April saw an increase in the number of people seeking to buy property and putting homes on the market, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) statistics show.|
Throughout the month, 18 per cent more chartered surveyors saw an increase rather than a fall in new instructions, suggesti...
|Lack of affordable mortgages 'impacts house building' |
|5th May 2011|
|The absence of affordable mortgages means the house building sector is seeing reduced levels of activity, one expert has revealed.|
Although there is an urgent need for more housing in the UK, head of communications at the Home Builders ...
|Mortgage customers 'needn't worry about rises just yet' |
|20th April 2011|
|Rises in mortgage rates are likely to be some time off yet, one financial expert has predicted.|
The problem is that nobody knows whether the interest rate is going to change, noted founder of moneymagpie.com Jasmine Birtles.
|First-time buyers 'saving for a deposit' |
|14th April 2011|
|Many first-time buyers are saving up for a deposit so they can secure a mortgage, a property expert has claimed.|
The tight market over the past few years has made people realise that they need some cash to put down on a home, noted Andy...
|Country houses 'need to be priced realistically' |
|13th April 2011|
|Sellers of country houses need to make sure they are not unrealistic about how much money they receive for their property, one expert has suggested.|
At a time when getting a mortgage is still quite difficult, Hadley Lyas, director at Fi...
|High LTV mortgage options expected to rise |
|9th April 2011|
|The availability of high loan-to-value (LTV) mortgages is expected to increase over the coming months, one expert has noted.|
Andy Pratt, chief operating officer at Alexander H...