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House prices continue to surge

The mix-adjusted average house price in January 2007 stood at £205,286, up from £201,090 in December 2006, government figures reveal.

The Department of Communities and Local Government’s house price index for January also shows that annual house price inflation was 10.9%.

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GHL to promote secured loans

GHL Group will be hosting several round tables and workshops this year in an attempt to educate brokers about secured loans.

PMS launches new proposition

Premier Mortgage Service unveiled today its new proposition for the mortgage market.The new service will offer the existing full mortgage aggregation service of the PMS club, plus mortgage compliance and protection panels. This will be underpinned by a specifically designed IT platform.PMS is also offering a 25% discount to join the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries […]

BUDGET 2007: Brown pledges to hit affordable housing targets

Gordon Brown has pledged to meet the targets he has set for affordable housing by creating 200 million new owner-occupied properties by 2010.The Department of Communities and Local Government will today announce the second stage of its shared equity competition.

Landlord culture attracts younger generation

Nearly 26% of new investors who own just one buy-to-let property are aged between 26 and 35, latest research from Mortgage Trust reveals.This age group also makes up 16% of all buy-to-let investors with up to three properties, compared to 14% six months ago. John Heron, managing director, says: Traditionally buy-to-let has been perceived as […]

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Fit for Work: guidance for employers published

On Friday, the Department for Work and Pensions published its guidance for employers on using the new Fit for Work (FfW) service to help ill employees return to the workplace. It also includes more details on the tax exemption for medical interventions that commenced on 1 January 2015.

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