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KEYWORD "Mortgage Rates" - 100 RESULTS
Mortgage rates rise but product choice hits record levels

Average mortgage rates have ticked up ahead of the typically busier spring home selling season but borrowers are at least benefiting...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax: House prices drop on a monthly basis for first time since September 2023

Average house prices fell on a monthly basis for the first time since September 2023 during March as higher mortgage rates...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Blip or trend? House prices fell in March

House prices dipped on a monthly basis during March but annual growth improved, Nationwide data shows. The latest Nationwide House Price Index...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit 17-month high

Mortgage approvals rose for the sixth consecutive month in February and are at the highest level since September 2022, Bank of...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Share of first-time buyer sales hits record high

The share of homes purchased by first-time buyers so far this year has been pushed to record levels, but most are...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property sales rise as agents prepare for spring market

Estate agents are hopeful for a busy spring market after official data showed a small rise in property sales in recent...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How Much Will Mortgage Rate Hikes Affect the UK Housing Market?

Borrowers are currently rolling off relatively favourable two-year fixed-rate deals agreed at the start of 2022, but the pain from higher...

30 March 2024

From: Features

High mortgage rates close gap between buying and renting costs - Halifax

The gap between the costs of home ownership and renting has reached its smallest level since 2019, according to the latest...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Better news for economy gives confidence boost to property market

The best news for the property sector to come from Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Spring Budget statement came not from any fiscal...

20 March 2024

From: Features

Price expectation gap risks widening –  claim

The gap between the price a seller wants and what a buyer is willing to pay is at risk of widening,...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Asking prices hit 10-month high but market remains sensitive

Average asking prices have increased at their highest rate for 10 months during March but the property market remains sensitive, Rightmove...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers facing more mortgage choice but shorter shelf life

The mortgage price war appears to have eased and the shelf life on home loans has hit a six-month low, Moneyfacts...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: Prime London market has made ‘hesitant’ start to 2024

The prime London sales market has made a hesitant start to 2024, Knight Frank has said. Despite the agent and property brand...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax: Housing market has started strong but a slowdown is still possible

Average house prices rose for the fourth consecutive month during February, figures from Halifax show, but it is unclear how long...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons: 'We have returned as London's top agent'

Foxtons has recorded a 31% annual increase in the value of its under offer pipeline during the first couple of months...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Business as usual with the new normal....if the price is right

I was chatting to a genuine city gent the other day (someone who has enjoyed a career in suits, ties, shares...

02 March 2024

From: Features

Zoopla: Property market is improving but buyers remain price-sensitive

Lower mortgage rates gave the housing market a boost in February with supply and sales all moving higher, Zoopla claims. The portal’s...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents ‘confident’ about housing market despite buyer caution - survey

Around half of agents remain confident about the housing market’s prospects this year, research suggests. A survey of almost 600 estate agents,...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Millions of young people ‘unlikely’ to follow parents on property ladder

Almost 2m aspiring homeowners do not think they will be able to follow in the footsteps of their parents by owning...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

London house prices fall by up to £236,000 in a year

Our latest research has revealed London’s six best performing boroughs when it comes to positive property price growth. But a wider trend...

24 February 2024

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: How I would rescue the buy-to-let sector

Every year the media writes a lot about house price crashes, and often pose the question whether this is the year...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: First-time buyer homes selling at 8% below local average

Properties favoured by first-time buyers are typically selling for an average of 8% or £20,300 below the local market average, Zoopla...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark joins calls for interest rate cut

Propertymark has joined growing calls for the Bank of England to cut interest rates. Interest rates have been held at 5.25% since...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Government’s ‘laughable’ planning reforms overshadow ‘real-time property market’

A senior estate agent has described the Government’s pledge to compel councils to cut red tape in favour of development as...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgages to older borrowers drop 37.1% amid higher rates - data

Older borrowers were deterred by high mortgage rates last year, bank data suggests. Quarter four figures from UK Finance show a 37.1%...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: New estate agency sale stock has hit a four-year high

New Year momentum in the property market has carried into February and new listings are at a four-year high, Zoopla claims. The...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: Housing market has “firmly turned the page” as activity improves

The housing market is "turning a page" with fewer price reductions and higher achieved prices, Hamptons claims. A January market activity update...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Southern England will be worst hit by house price decline

Zoopla is holding onto its predictions of a 2% average house price drop this year and said high- value regions in...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Why new build properties may be best for first-time buyers

After years of saving, hard work, and market watching, being able to view and make an offer on a property is...

10 February 2024

From: Features

Agent appraisal requests hit record levels in January - Rightmove

Record numbers of future vendors sent a request for an estate agent to come and provide a market appraisal of their...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

House prices to drop 3.6% in first quarter of 2024 – research

Average house prices will fall 3.6% in the first quarter of the year, according to forecasts by reallymoving.com. The research is based...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest rate freeze: ‘Buyers and sellers will welcome Bank inaction'

Agents are becoming more confident about a busy Spring market after the Bank of England held interest rates for the fourth...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide: House prices rose in January but ‘rapid rebound’ is unlikely

Average house prices rose between December and January but a rapid rebound is unlikely, Nationwide has warned. The latest Nationwide House Price...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Uneventful’ interest rate update could boost property market – claim

Rightmove has recorded its busiest month since launching its mortgage in principle service in 2022 and predicts an interest rate hold...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: ‘The best first-time buyer policy is to build more homes’

Building more homes is a better solution than mortgage schemes to support first-time buyers, a Zoopla executive has claimed. Richard Donnell, executive...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Downsizer enquiries back to pre-pandemic levels but dropped last year – research

Downsizers could free up an estimated £209,215 worth of equity, according to research from national estate agency Jackson-Stops. Its annual research on the ‘downsizer...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Wealthy buyers hit by tougher lending criteria

Mortgage rates may be falling but tougher lending criteria is stifling many borrowers, including high earners. Research by Investec has found the...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Home sales rising but buyers’ market prevails

Property supply and demand have rebounded since the start of the year amid falling mortgage rates but sellers are still making...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

TwentyCi: 'Negative effects of rates were overestimated in 2023'

The negative effects of higher mortgage rates on affordability were overestimated throughout 2023, TwentyCi claims. The property data firm highlights that house...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: ‘We are locked in a buyers’ market’

The housing sector remains locked in a buyers’ market and prices are unlikely to rise nationally this year, Zoopla claims. While some...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Sellers shouldn't wait for Spring to list their homes

Paul Hilton, CEO of leading Scottish property portal ESPC Homeowners who are considering moving on to a new property in 2024 are...

20 January 2024

From: Features

Land Registry: House prices dropping at fastest rate since 2011

House prices fell at their fastest rate since 2011 during November 2023, the Land Registry has revealed. The latest Land Registry House...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: Lower mortgage rates are reducing housing market negativity

Negative outlooks appear to be reducing amid property professionals as falling mortgage rates filter through to the housing market, according to...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Inflation rate rises but will it hit the property market?

Inflation rose unexpectedly in the 12 months to December 2023, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data has revealed. The latest ONS figures...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage price war continues as Santander reveals market leading rates

Mortgage rates have continued to fall this morning, with Santander releasing a new market leading deal below 4%. The lender has unveiled...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage pricing hits six-month low – will this boost buyer interest?

Average mortgage rates have hit a six-month low, giving new hope to buyers looking to climb on or up the property...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax records shock rise in house prices for 2023 - were values really up?

House prices ended 2023 up 1.7%, Halifax has claimed. The lender’s latest House Price Index for December 2023 suggests the price of...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - New beginnings and cups of kindness

Let’s start at the very beginning - Happy New Year. Now, let’s give thanks to the guy who made January 1st...

06 January 2024

From: Features

Mortgage approvals hit four-month high – will activity keep rising?

The level of mortgage approvals hit a four-month high in November, Bank of England data reveals. There were 50,067 mortgage approvals in...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage borrowers given ‘belated Christmas present” as pricing drops

Home movers have been given a “belated Christmas present” as mortgage rates continue to drop, it has been claimed. It comes as...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide: Average prices fell in 2023 and rebound unlikely in 2024

Average house prices ended 2023 down 1.8%, according to Nationwide. The lender’s December House Price Index, based on its own mortgage lending...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Why agents must closely monitor their local market to be successful in 2024

We’re now just 2 days away from the end of 2023 and what a year it’s been for the property industry....

30 December 2023

From: Features

Vendors must be ‘more realistic’ about auction sales - warning

Increasing numbers of auction sales are at risk of failing in 2024 if vendors don’t adjust their expectations, an auctioneer claims. Stuart...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: Lower rates will bring some buyers back to the market in 2024

Lower interest rates and real wage growth will halt price falls next year but sales will remain lower, Hamptons has predicted  Forecasts...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Record numbers of first-time buyers leave London to get on property ladder

The number of Londoners leaving the capital to move elsewhere in Great Britain has fallen back this year but first-time buyers...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents should still prepare for festive leads - claim

It’s a myth that the property market slows over the festive period, The ValPal Network (TVPN) claims. Data from the lead generation...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - What a difference a year makes

As 2023 trundles towards the buffers and we look forward to our Christmas break, it is something of a seasonal phenomenon...

23 December 2023

From: Features

Tim Foreman, Managing Director of Land and New Homes, Leaders Romans Group (LRG):

New homes – we need more in ‘24 2023 was a year which saw the 'need to moves' active in the housing...

23 December 2023

From: Features

Who have been the winners and losers in housing for 2023?

This year has seen an ongoing cost-of-living crisis, fluctuating mortgage rates, rising rents, and the threat of falling property prices. Although average...

23 December 2023

From: Features

Zoopla: Sales recovering but houses still too expensive

The final weeks of 2023 have recorded above average levels of new sales with a 17% increase compared to the same...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents anticipate house price drops and slower sales in 2024 - survey

A third of Jackson-Stops agents are expecting a “modest decrease” in house prices next year with some offices expecting drops of...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Affordability pressures’ set to push house prices down again in 2024 - reports

House prices are set to fall further next year, two major lenders claim. The house prices indices of Halifax and Nationwide have...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Good for movers? Bank of England holds interest rates again

The Bank of England maintained interest rates at 5.25% yesterday, raising hope among agents that this would boost buyer confidence and...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS: Property professionals are becoming ‘cautiously’ positive

Agents and surveyors are at their most positive about the housing market for the first time since January 2022. The November 2023...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Boost for buyers as average mortgage rates drop below 6%

Average mortgage rates have fallen for the fourth consecutive month and borrowers can now get a two-year fix below 6%. The latest...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rising fraud in the lettings industry: why we need faster and more accurate referencing solutions

Fraud in the lettings industry is reaching unprecedented heights. Now, more than ever, there is a need for a revolution in...

09 December 2023

From: Features

Stock shortage or increased demand? House prices rise again

House prices increased for the second consecutive month in November, according to Halifax. The lender’s latest House Price Index recorded monthly growth...

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

UK property portal visits drop amid slowing market - claim

Visits to Rightmove have fallen by 18% in the past year as high mortgage rates hit the national market from the...

05 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove predicts 1% asking price drop in 2024

Rightmove is anticipating a 1% average drop in national asking prices by the end of next year. The latest forecasts from the...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit three-month high but buyer caution remains

The number of mortgage approvals for house purchase has hit a three-month high, Bank of England data shows. Figures from the Bank...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers postpone purchase plans after ‘disappointing’ Autumn Statement

Around half of homebuyers will continue to postpone plans to purchase a property after the Autumn Statement failed to provide sufficient...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Asking price discounts hit five-year high - Zoopla

Agents and sellers are taking an average 5.5% discount on listings to secure a sale, new Zoopla data shows. The portal’s latest...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: Lending outlook improves but risks remain

The lending outlook is improving for the housing market but psychological milestones remain, Knight Frank warns. The latest UK market commentary from...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Who have been the winners and losers for housing in 2023?

By Kevin Shaw, National Sales, Managing Director, Leaders Romans Group This year has seen an ongoing cost-of-living crisis, fluctuating mortgage rates, rising...

18 November 2023

From: Features

Number of sub-5% mortgage deals has doubled this month

The number of lenders offering sub-5% mortgage deals has doubled in the past month in a sign that the cost of...

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Auctioneer: Property market hasn’t bottomed out yet

Many property professionals may be getting excited by lower inflation and falling mortgage rates but an auctioneer is warning that there...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

HSBC and Halifax cut mortgage rates as price war continues

Two more major lenders have cut mortgage rates, prompting hopes that deals could seen come close to 3%. HSBC and Halifax have...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Boost for buyers as mortgage choice rises and rates drop

Low deposit home buyers have been given a boost after product choice hit a 14-month high. Data from Moneyfacts shows the number...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

How to make the most of your marketing spend this Winter

As we enter the winter months and a traditionally quieter time for the property industry - agents are still contending with...

11 November 2023

From: Features

Race for sub-5% mortgage rate heats up - claim

Mortgage rates could be set to finally fall below 5%, brokers claim. The pricing of home loans has rocketed this year amid high...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market remains weak despite monthly price rises - Nationwide

Nationwide has cautioned property market commentators about being too optimistic as its own house price index showed average prices surprisingly rose...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales slump in September as mortgage rates remain high - HMRC

The number of property sales recorded by HMRC is at its lowest level for almost a decade. New HMRC property transactions data...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit eight-month low

The number of mortgage approvals for home purchase hit an eight-month low during September, Bank of England data shows. Mortgage data from...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning to agents - more house prices falls expected in 2024

Zoopla is warning that there will be further house price falls in 2024 on top of the 4.5 per cent drop...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

The cost of living crisis highlights the need for a choice of rental deposits

As the UK economy faces a period of uncertainty characterised by a cost of living crisis and soaring inflation rates, many...

25 October 2023

From: Features

In an uncertain property market, new homes sales are relatively successful

After a steady increase in mortgage rates, concerns about house prices have been rising too. The Financial Times reported in mid...

21 October 2023

From: Features

‘Price sensitivity’ continues to hit prime markets

September has been ‘underwhelming’ for sales in prime London except for at the high-end £5m price point, figures suggest. Separate analysis from...

17 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates set to drop but lenders expect lower levels of demand

Mortgage lenders are braced for a slower market over the rest of the year. The latest Bank of England Credit Conditions Survey...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Boost for mortgage borrowers as average two-year fix drops below 6%

Rightmove is hopeful that mortgage rates will continue to drop. It comes as its latest data shows average two-year fixed rate mortgage...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates drop for second month in a row

Average mortgage pricing is falling in a “positive sign” for the market, new analysis suggests. Data from comparison website Moneyfacts shows typical...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices fall again but how long will ‘correction’ last?

House prices fell for the sixth consecutive month in a row during September and dropped at the fastest rate since August...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Weak but cautious optimism from analysts

UK housing market activity "remains weak" according to the Nationwide. Its latest house price index shows that prices declined 5.3 per cent...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Storm blows in reasons to be cheerful

As much of the country battened down the hatches for the first storm of the season, there may have been a...

30 September 2023

From: Features

Homeowners ‘considering’ moving to cheaper homes to cut costs

A fifth of homeowners are considering moving somewhere cheaper due to the cost of living crisis, KPMG has revealed. The firms latest,...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Asking price discounts hit four-year high as buyer’s market prevails

The average discount to asking price has hit a four-year high as the market swings in favour of buyers, Zoopla says. The...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Halifax: First-time buyer sales fall amid market slowdown

The number of first-time buyers has fallen this year but the proportion of sales to this cohort remains the same due...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

One year later: Market remains tough for buyers after mini-Budget mayhem

It is just over one year since former Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s ill-fated mini-Budget and homeowners and...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Have mortgage rates peaked?

Since the Bank of England base rate started making large jumps around the middle of last year, mortgage rates have increased...

23 September 2023

From: Features

The evolution of BTR: from city blocks to suburban communities

Build to Rent (BTR) is the UK’s fastest-growing sector and this trend looks set to continue throughout 2023 and beyond. The...

23 September 2023

From: Features

House price growth slows again as agents enter ‘busy autumn’

Annual house price growth has returned to its lowest level since the pandemic, Land Registry data shows. The latest figures from the...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

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