Housing transactions increased for the second consecutive month, jumping by 11% in July, says LSL Property Services. Its house price index shows that transactions rose from 64,915 in June to an estimated 72,100 in July.
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The number of individuals looking to buy a house rose in July but lending restrictions remain a problem, says the National Association of Estate Agents. The NAEA says the average estate agent saw 292 house hunters in July.
Mortgage brokers have significant remortgage opportunities by advising clients to switch to a fixed rate deal, says direct conveyancers, Goldsmith Williams.
HSBC is extending its low rate, low fee lifetime tracker mortgage from its original two week offer period due to “exceptional demand”.
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