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Mortgage Data| Apr 17, 2014

Only London and SE house prices back to 2007 levels

The London housing market experience does influence national data, sometimes quite significantly, CML said.

Mortgages| Apr 17, 2014

Prospects to get ‘ever harder’ for first-time buyers

House prices will continue to soar and a chronic shortage of houses will mean many first-time buyers will be unable “to conceive of ever owning...

Mortgage Products| Apr 17, 2014

Banks’ MMR roll-out delayed by technical glitches

Halifax problems came after Santander announced “some users” were unable to log on to its introducer website.

Mortgage Products| Apr 16, 2014

Mortgage market at risk of ‘drought’ after MMR: Paragon

The implementation of the mortgage market review could cause widespread disruption as the rate of mortgage applications slows, Nigel Terrington has...

Mortgage Data| Apr 16, 2014

Rising prices buoy property market sentiment

The majority of homeowners have confidence in the current housing market driven by strong property prices, according to data from Halifax.

Mortgage Data| Apr 16, 2014

Rental revival boosts buy-to-let prospects

The improving housing rental market is providing good opportunities for buy-to-let investors, Daniel Bailey has said.

Mortgages| Apr 16, 2014

MMR to ‘distort’ lending in short term

Mortgage lending may be “distorted temporarily” over the coming months as lenders adapt to new rules to assess borrowers’ affordability under the...

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What it takes to be a real estate agent

Mortgage Products| Mar 12, 2014

What it takes to be a real estate agent

There is often a sense of “anyone can become an estate agent”, and it is hard to set yourself apart from the crowd.

There is often a sense of “anyone can become an estate agent”, and it is hard to set yourself apart from the crowd.

Mortgage Products| Oct 02, 2013

Why I am reluctant to celebrate housing recovery

Encouraging statements about mortgage market improvements seem at first to buck recent trends.

FTAdviser Blogon| Sep 16, 2013

The jokers stealing your independence label

Anybody who feels like it can pretend they live up to the golden standard of advice.

Mortgage Products| Oct 02, 2013

Are house prices really rising?

Recent warnings by a number of government critics, including business secretary Vince Cable, of “serious inflationary signs” in the UK housing...

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Guide to Multiple Buy-to-let

Getting the best multiple buy-to-let deal for your client is far from a simple case of searching for the cheapest rate.

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Staggered stamp duty would smooth out sales lumps

Current cliff-edge means tax becomes prohibitive for first-time buyers of average priced homes.

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Guide to Commercial Mortgages

A commercial mortgage is the same in its concept as a residential mortgage, but is secured on a commercial property.

FTAdviser Blog

Homes for youngsters

A bubble may well build up in London and the Home counties markets, but at this time there is no such fear.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Mortgages and Divorce

The two main options are to sell the property and split the proceeds or change the borrower on the mortgage deeds.

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Mas under siege, but ‘advice’ elephant in the room remains

Week in Brief: Mas hit by two critical parliamentary reports, while George Osborne toughens stance on avoidance.

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Mortgage Data| Apr 16, 2014

Too many housebuyers priced out: L&G

The disparity between rising house prices and wages, and a lack of housing supply make mortgage repayments unaffordable for many, Jeremy Duncombe...

From Investments| Apr 16, 2014

Morning papers: Nationwide to offer remote mortgage advice

The morning headlines brought to you by FTAdviser: 16 April 2014.

Mortgage Products| Apr 11, 2014

Santander rolls out 5-year buy-to-let fix

“Growing buy-to-let market is a key sector for SFI” as it cuts rates.

Mortgage Data| Apr 10, 2014

Mortgage lending takes a dip in February

Dip in mortgage lending in February but CML claims year-on-year growth comparisons remained strong.

Mortgages| Apr 10, 2014

Lenders start to raise proc fees as MMR bites

Mortgage procuration fees will rise in the coming months as lenders reward the extra time brokers put into gathering affordability and expenditure...

Mortgages| Apr 09, 2014

National estate agent ‘scams’ deserve more attention

The Office of Fair Trading has been urged to look more closely at “maintenance scams” allegedly perpetrated by national estate agents, in which...

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