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Second steppers targeting detached properties

Those living in their first home are increasingly looking to reduce the steps to their long-term family home and are targeting detached properties as their second home, according to Lloyds Bank.

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Lenders should prepare support for borrowers when rates rise - CML

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has urged lenders to consider the effects of higher borrowing costs.

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Remove Stamp Duty for older people in mid-priced homes - MPs

Older people looking to ‘downsize’ should not have to pay stamp duty on the purchase of a moderately-priced home, a group of MPs has recommended.

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Miliband savaged over Mansion Tax by Mylene Klass

Ed Miliband has come under attack for his party’s proposals for a Mansion Tax from an unexpected quarter.

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Mortgage borrowers waiting three weeks for bank branch advice - L&G

Borrowers are finding it harder to get in front of a qualified financial adviser, said L&G due to the limited banking hours available to consumers.

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London drives buy-to-let landlord increase

The cost of agreeing a new tenancy rose by 3.7% in the last year as the buy-to-let market benefited from slowing house prices.

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Arrears and repossessions still falling

Mortgage arrears and repossessions continue to fall, according to Q3 data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

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UK house price growth remains sluggish

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) survey showed that UK house price growth in October had slowed for the fourth consecutive month.

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Bank Base Rate to stay at 0.5%

The Bank of England is expected to keep interest rates at their current low until at least next Autumn.

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Nationwide announces more fixed rate reductions for existing customers

Nationwide is reducing selected three year fixed-rate mortgages for existing customers looking for a new deal.

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Rural properties command 26% premium

Properties in the British countryside command a £46,600 premium, according to Halifax, with average prices 26% higher than urban homes.

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Cost of borrowing for first-time buyers at record high

The cost of borrowing for customers with smaller deposits has reached a record high, findings from a report released by Genworth have revealed.

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CML takes temperature of UK mortgage market

In Q3 the number of loans made to first-time buyers, home-movers, remortgagers and buy-to-let investors all increased on those made in Q2, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

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Castle Trust launches Flexible Zero Mortgage

Castle Trust has launched the Flexible Zero Mortgage and will no longer offer its first-time buyer Partnership Mortgage.

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Buy-to-let landlords report leap in tenant demand

The latest landlord research from buy-to-let mortgage lender Paragon Mortgages shows landlords are still experiencing high levels of demand during the third quarter.

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