Home loan for LESS than 1%: Are we in for a mortgage price war?

Home loan for LESS than 1%: Lowest rate in a year, new 95% deals for first-time buyers… Are we in for a mortgage price war? Hinckley & Rugby BS has a two-year discount variable mortgage at 0.99% Meanwhile, a raft of state-backed 95% mortgages went live on Monday  Experts say the surge in offers is … Read more

Nationwide lets first-time buyers borrow 20% MORE – if they lock mortgage rate for five years 

Nationwide lets first-time buyers borrow 20% MORE as it raises mortgage limit to 5.5 times salary – but they must lock in for five years  UK’s second-largest mortgage lender changes loan-to-income calculation – but only for first-time buyers fixing their rate for between five and 10 years They will be able to borrow 5.5 times … Read more

Average asking prices jump sharply to new all-time high of over £327k

Asking prices for homes up for sale across Britain have reached the highest level on record in the past month, fresh figures from Rightmove suggest. The average asking price jumped over £6,700 to a new ‘all-time high’ of £327,797 in a single month, with buyers flocking to snap up homes with ample outdoor space and options … Read more

Average asking prices jump sharply to new all-time high of over £327k

Asking prices for homes up for sale across Britain have reached the highest level on record in the past month, fresh figures from Rightmove suggest. The average asking price jumped over £6,700 to a new ‘all-time high’ of £327,797 in a single month, with buyers flocking to snap up homes with ample outdoor space and options … Read more

Which lenders are offering Government-backed 5% deposit mortgages – and what are the rates and fees?

First-time buyers will be able to get Government-backed mortgages with deposits of just 5 per cent from five major banks and building societies from today. The scheme, which is also open to current homeowners, was first announced in the Budget and will see lenders advance 95 per cent of the purchase price on homes worth … Read more

Regions drive 5.7% surge in house prices as Britain’s pandemic property boom continues 

Where is house price inflation hitting hardest? Regions are the driving force behind the surge in values as the pandemic property boom continues Homes in Wales and the North West have led Britain’s pandemic property boom Two regions saw their strongest growth in a decade between March 2020-2021 Typical British house now costs £252,765 after … Read more

Newquay in Cornwall named hottest UK property market

Newquay named hottest UK property market as Cornwall becomes most searched-for location on Rightmove By Miles Dilworth For The Daily Mail Published: 22:00 BST, 13 April 2021 | Updated: 22:00 BST, 13 April 2021 High demand: Newquay in Cornwall has been named the hottest sellers’ market in Britain Newquay in Cornwall has been named the … Read more

South-facing gardens are hot property – but how much is one really worth?

A south-facing garden has long been a selling point for estate agents, with home buyers able to look forward to sunlight at most times of the day. As such, those with the luxury of owning one have long found that their properties attract higher offers than their neighbours across the road.  But with the pandemic … Read more

Value of private property in Britain tops £6TRILLION for first time

The total value of private property in the UK topped £6trillion for the first time on record last year, fresh data reveals. Mortgage-holders also made an ‘unprecedented’ £5.1billion worth of overpayments in the final quarter of 2020, but regular repayments remain below pre-pandemic levels, the Equity Release Council said. In the final quarter of last … Read more

Value of private property in Britain tops £6TRILLION for first time

The total value of private property in the UK topped £6trillion for the first time on record last year, fresh data reveals. Mortgage-holders also made an ‘unprecedented’ £5.1billion worth of overpayments in the final quarter of 2020, but regular repayments remain below pre-pandemic levels, the Equity Release Council said. In the final quarter of last … Read more