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Lenders to take more interest in people's spending habits in mortgage clampdown

The Argus: Lenders to take more interest in people's spending habits in mortgage clampdown

12:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

A mortgage lending clampdown comes into force today which will see lenders delve more deeply into people’s personal lives, from their plans for parenthood to how they will spend their old age.

Asking prices at record highs

The Argus: Asking prices at record highs

12:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

House sellers’ asking prices have lifted to record highs for two months in a row amid a “ridiculously tight” supply of homes for buyers to choose from in many areas of the south, a property website has reported.

Budget had a positive note for the housing market

The Argus: Budget had a positive note for the housing market

12:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Last month George Osborne delivered a budget allowing people more freedom to draw down on their pensions, in some circumstances being able to withdraw cash sums. We asked Jason Brand, director of the award winning Brand Vaughan and president of the BHEAA what impact this may have on the housing market.

Low deposit loans are on the increase

The Argus: Low deposit loans are on the increase

12:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Mortgage providers have become “significantly” more willing to lend to people with deposits of less than 10% this year as the Government’s flagship Help to Buy scheme continues to have an impact, a Bank of England report has found.

Market upturn is gaining momentum

The Argus: Market upturn is gaining momentum

12:00am Friday 11th April 2014

House prices have leapt by 9.5% annually, building society Nationwide has reported.

Rents rise again

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12:00am Friday 4th April 2014

The pace of private sector rent rises picked up in February amid continued strong demand in the sector from tenants, with the South East seeing the biggest annual increase, a major lettings network has reported.

Mortgage approvals fall to four-month low

The Argus: January surge in house prices

12:00am Friday 4th April 2014

The number of mortgage approvals granted to home-buyers dropped sharply to a four-month low in February, Bank of England figures have shown.

Mayor puts finishing touch on apartments

The Argus: Mayor puts finishing touch on apartments

12:00am Friday 28th March 2014

The Mayor of Brighton and Hove Coun Denise Cobb marked an important milestone in the construction of Azure, a landmark development of new homes in Rottingdean, when she attended its topping out ceremony.

Help to Buy scheme could lead to ‘bubble’

The Argus: Help to Buy scheme could lead to ‘bubble’

12:00am Friday 28th March 2014

The move to extend the Government’s flagship Help to Buy scheme until the end of the decade will be cheered by struggling first-time buyers, but comes amid growing concerns that the initiative is fuelling a damaging housing bubble.

Increase in rate of home buyers slows

The Argus: Six-year high for house-building

11:34am Friday 21st March 2014

The continuing increase in would-be buyers eased off to the lowest point in ten months in the South East during February, as the initial clamour from those previously shut out of the property market started to slow.


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