Archive for June, 2013

Housebuilder Boosted by Help to Buy Scheme…

Housebuilder Bellway said this month that it has been buoyed by the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, reporting higher prices and a surge in demand since its introduction. The Newcastle-based group said it has seen average weekly reservations jump by nearly a third since the beginning of February, with 360 homes already reserved through the [read more…]


One in five Britons regrets house-buying mistakes…

A survey has shown 20pc of us regret being a hasty home owner according to a recent article in the Telegraph… Nearly one in five home owners admits they made mistakes when they bought their house, a new study has found. From failing to check for structural problems, to getting the wrong mortgage, almost 20pc [read more…]


House prices post strongest annual growth in 18 months…

House prices have recorded their strongest year-on-year growth in 18 months, in further signs that the market is gathering momentum according to a recent article in the Telegraph… House prices are now 1.1pc higher than they were a year ago, according to Nationwide, marking the fastest annual increase seen since November 2011. Prices edged up [read more…]


Why Borrowers are Rushing to Remortgage…

Remortgaging has been well and truly in the doldrums since the credit crunch. Not only have borrowers been less confident about releasing equity at a time when nobody’s job feels secure, but for many it simply hasn’t been worth switching. The historically low Bank of England base rate of 0.5% has meant that, over the [read more…]