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Housing market growth slows after 16 months of price rises

The housing market cooled in September halting 16 months of growth as prices fell by 0.2%, figures from the Nationwide House Price Index revealed.

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Boris Johnson targets brownfield housing developments

London mayor Boris Johnson has reiterated plans to build on brownfield sites in London in his speech to the Conservative party conference.

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Builders struggling to keep up with Help to Buy success – Nationwide

The success of the Help to Buy equity loan scheme has created building completion delays and caused mortgage offers to expire, Nationwide has warned.

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Clearing interest-only debt most often named reason for equity release

Clearing mortgage debt is the most common reason over 55s have for equity release, lifetime mortgage specialist Stonehaven has found.

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Post Office expands mortgage range

Post Office has expanded its mortgage range to include new buy-to-let and residential deals.

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Carney hints at rate rise - again

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has once again suggested that interest rates could increase sooner rather than later.

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KPMG offers preferential staff mortgages

The giant accounting firm is to offer its employees subsidised mortgage rates via Yorkshire and Clydesdale Banks.

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House price growth nears 2007 peak

House prices rose by 8.4% in the year to August, taking the average property value in England and Wales to £177,824, statistics from the Land Registry have revealed.

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Halifax Intermediaries refunds valuation fee

Halifax Intermediaries is set to hand valuation fees back to first-time buyers and home movers borrowing over £200,000 on selected mortgage loans.

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First-time buyer transactions up on last year

The number of first-time buyer transactions in August was up on the same month last year, figures from Your Move and Reeds Rains have shown.

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Fixed rent properties aimed at first-time buyers

A new government scheme called ‘rent to buy’ aims to help aspiring purchasers save a deposit while they rent.

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Labour’s £1.2bn mansion tax to hit 100,000 homeowners

More than 100,000 owners of valuable homes would have to pay an average of almost £1,000 a month under Labour’s mansion tax plans.

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Help to Buy equity loan borrowers pay a quarter less for homes

First-time buyers using the Help to Buy equity loan scheme are paying a quarter less for their new build home, as the average purchase price under the scheme fell for the third month in a row.

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Bank of Scotland most complained about mortgage lender

Bank of Scotland was the most complained about mortgage and equity release lender in the first six months of the year receiving 16,204 complaints, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has reported.

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Second charge mortgages could be regulated

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today set out plans to bring second charge mortgages under its mortgage rules.

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