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London’s boroughs are starting to build again, and the time is ripe for councils to build more

20 July, 2018

A new report out this month examines council-led housebuilding in London, assessing the potential for scaling up and the challenges preventing councils from increasing their housing delivery to its full potential. Borough Builders: Delivering more housing across London, has found that 14 boroughs have direct delivery programmes using in-house teams – with 10,900 homes in… Read more »


New study finds that borrowers could save thousands remortgaging

10 July, 2018

A report just out shows that borrowers who are currently on a standard variable rate mortgage could save up to £6,530 if they were to remortgage. A study by Legal & General Mortgage Club shows that with interest rates still at record lows and speculation of a rate rise later this year, it means that… Read more »


Bank of Mum and Dad starts lending to ‘second steppers’

2 July, 2018

For some time now, we’ve noticed that the so-called ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ has had a significant role to play in getting thousands of first time buyers onto the housing ladder. Now we see a new report out that shows increasing numbers of second steppers – those looking to move further up the ladder… Read more »


Mortgage applications rise by 3% in year to May 2018

29 June, 2018

New data out this week shows that the number of applications approved by high street banks rose by 3%. Much of this was driven by remortgages which rose by 18%. The report by UK Finance also revealed that gross mortgage lending was £22.2 billion in May, 8.8% higher than in the same month the year… Read more »


Homes for Londoners website goes live

22 June, 2018

Homes for Londoners, the new online property portal which offers Londoners a one-stop shop where they can search for an affordable home to buy in the capital, has now gone live. We are delighted that Censeo is the preferred mortgage partner for this new website, in partnership with Full Communications, following a formal tendering process… Read more »


Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold

21 June, 2018

The Bank of England has today voted to keep interest rates on hold but it has given a firm signal that an August rate rise is likely, leading to a jump in the value of the pound. As the economy continues to improve, the Monetary Policy Committee within the Bank has rising concerns about the… Read more »


Now cheaper to buy than rent in every UK region

20 June, 2018

New research out from Santander shows that potential first-time buyers in every area of the UK would have lower monthly outgoings if they bought a property rather than renting one. Their report reveals that homeowners could save on average £2,268 a year if they were able to purchase a property rather than rent. Full story here.


House prices 106 times higher than when England won World Cup in 1966

13 June, 2018

New research shows that house prices are 106 times higher than they were when England won the World Cup in 1966. Over the past 52 years they’ve risen from just £2,006 to £211,000. Yet at the same time, wages have risen at around a third of the rate, moving from £798 to £26,500, meaning it… Read more »


Housing market has swung back in favour of property sellers

6 June, 2018

NAEA Propertymark’s latest report shows that the property market is no longer favouring buyers after a strong start to the year. Last month, the average estate agency branch had 337 registered buyers – up 9% on March’s figure of 308. It is, however, 13% lower than the 381 buyers per branch recorded in April 2017…. Read more »


London house price growth slowest out of all major UK cities except Cambridge

1 June, 2018

According to statistics from Hometrack, London’s house prices saw the slowest growth out of all major UK cities except Cambridge over the past year. The data showed that overall, house price growth has stalled in the UK’s southern cities as sellers have started to accept larger discounts from asking prices. In England, discounts on asking… Read more »


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