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Analysis: Return of 100% deals must be close

Banks and building societies have really stepped up to the mark by increasing efforts to provide more low deposit mortgages. Lenders are offering rates cheaper than most of us could ever have imagined and loan-to-values are much more attractive.  It was not long ago lenders were concentrating on borrowers with big deposits but things have […]

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MPC acknowledges ‘uncertainty’ over future course of base rate

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has admitted it is “uncertain” over the path that base rate will follow during the next few years. The minutes from this month’s rate-setting meeting reveal that all nine committee members voted to keep base rate at 0.5 per cent and all agreed it was “more likely than […]

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UK economy ‘will grow 2.8% this year, despite election’

The UK economy will take uncertainty created by the general election “in its stride” and grow by 2.8 per cent this year, the EY Item Club says. The consultancy’s spring forecast, which uses HM Treasury’s economic modelling, predicts gross domestic product will hit 2.8 per cent this year and 3 per cent in 2016. This […]

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April’s average asking price is highest on record

The average UK property asking price rose by 4.7 per cent year-on-year in April to £286,133, according to Rightmove. The annual rate of inflation fell from 5.4 per cent in March but April’s average asking price is the highest on record. On a monthly basis, asking prices were up 1.6 per cent, a rise of […]

What attendees thought of the LendInvest Property Development Academy

LendInvest ran its first Property Development Academy in London last month. Attendees from all over the UK gathered to learn how to better equip themselves with the skills they need to grow their property development portfolios. Speakers from CBRE, Gleeds, Arcadis, Gowling, Residential Edge and AZ Urban Studio gave their insights into their respective fields […]

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