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CML and RICS in talks over bogus new build B2L valuations

The Council of Mortgage Lenders says it’s in talks with the RICS to remedy concerns over bogus new build buy-to-let valuations, as industry confidence in new build continues to waver.Two weeks ago Portman subsidiary The Mortgage Works made an official decision not to lend on new build properties as a result of concerns that some […]

Mortgage Next expands business development management team

Mortgage Next Network has made several appointments to its team of business development managers. Julie Wilson, who joined the firm in April 2003 as regional sales manager for the South-East, has been made senior business development manager. Wilson has more than 16 years mortgage industry experience gained with NatWest, Western Trust, Alliance & Leicester and […]

House prices rise for first time in 15 months

House prices have started to rise again for the first time in 15 months reports the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors housing market survey published. The three months to November saw 4% more chartered surveyors reporting rises in prices than falls. Octobers figures showed a balance of 8% reporting falls. Buyer enquiries have consistently […]

Housing market to blossom in 2006, says My Mortgage Direct

My Mortgage Direct has predicted a blossoming housing market in 2006.Paul Hearnden, director of MMD, says: We believe springtime will come early for the first-time buyer market. Q4 of 2005 showed those all-important borrowers gradually returning to the housing market, encouraged by price stability and affordability, and we believe that will continue in the New […]


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