Mortgage approvals up in March

16 Apr 2018

New data has revealed that mortgage approvals were up by 4.2 per cent in March, with as many as 66,614 new deals approved.

Average mortgage deposit for first-time buyers revealed

26 Mar 2018

A new survey claims to have revealed the average mortgage deposit Britons must be able to save up in order to purchase their first home.

Landlords reap bumper gains from property sales

12 Mar 2018

A new study suggests that the average UK landlord who sold off a rental property in 2017 made almost £87,000 in profit.

Surge in first-time buyers after Stamp Duty cut

19 Feb 2018

According to a recent study, the number of mortgaged first-time buyers in the UK rose to 365,000 in 2017, the highest level seen in more than a decade, with the rise being attributed largely to November’s Stamp Duty Land Tax

Savvy homeowners urged to remortgage ahead of expected interest rate rise

12 Feb 2018

Late last week, the Bank of England (BoE) indicated that another interest rate rise could be on the cards for as early as spring 2018 – and that homeowners should be prepared for further rate increases in the near future.

Mortgage deals remain attractive despite base rate decision

18 Dec 2017

New data from the Bank of England (BoE) has revealed that mortgage lending soared to a nine-year high of £69.6 billion in the three months to September.

An ideal time to invest in residential property?

11 Dec 2017

New research from Rightmove suggests that the average asking price of a new residential property coming to market fell by 2.6 per cent month-on-month in November.

Remortgaging approvals hit a nine-year high ahead of base rate increase

4 Dec 2017

Remortgaging approvals hit a nine-year high this October, as homeowners rushed to secure good deals ahead of the Bank of England’s (BoE) widely anticipated interest rate hike, which was announced at the beginning of November.

What do the Budget’s SDLT changes really mean for homebuyers?

27 Nov 2017

Following a bold move in last week’s Budget, first-time buyers will no longer have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), as long as the home they are purchasing is valued at £300,000 or less.

Rumours that SDLT cut may feature in this week’s Budget

20 Nov 2017

Rumours are mounting that this week’s Budget could see the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, unveil a temporary cut in Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT).