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First-time buyer numbers highest in three years

The number of first-time buyers in London and Scotland have risen to their highest levels in nearly three years, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders. In its first quarterly report on lending in London, the CML said that around 10,000 first-time buyers took out a mortgage in London in the third quarter, the highest […]

Brian Hall

How will the UK’s debt laden young ever buy their own homes?

Over the past few months I have been undertaking research into the homebuying and private rental sectors. But more recently I have been looking into the homebuilding, social rental and housing association sectors and the governments’ housing strategy and attempts to encourage institutions and local authority pension funds to invest in the property sector. In […]

Danny Waters


West One Loans does not deserve the bad publicity it has received over an identity fraud case. The situation has been blown out of proportion and the lender has probably been the victim of its own success

House prices rise 1% in November

Halifax’s latest house price index shows prices were rose 1 per cent in November, but year-on-year they were virtually unchanged compared with November 2011 at an average of £160,879.


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