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Adding a little perspective

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The year ahead

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Consumers set the bar for Help to Buy 2 success

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Could Help to Buy part two help to avert a housing bubble?

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Addressing the stamp duty dilemma

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A £3.3bn housing deposit

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Help... I need to buy

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A mixed reaction to FLS extension

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Understanding Help to Buy

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Is buy-to-let coming of age?

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Things are certainly heating up

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Looking back on 2012

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Mortgage activity picking up in October

The most recent CML’s gross lending figures for September paint a mixed picture, with month-on-month lending falling 10% short of the £12.9bn recorded in August while the total Q3 figures were actually up 8% on Q2 at £37.3bn. [More]

Lenders must look at higher LTVs

The Bank of England’s latest Credit Conditions Survey has just reported an increase in the availability of secured credit to households in the last quarter. [More]

Should banks buy back bad mortgages?

While the UK doesn’t follow everything the US does sometimes by casting our eyes across the pond we can see some interesting trends. [More]

Lending in H1 is better than flat

Looking back at the first half of the year, it has been hard to predict how monthly mortgage market activity will play out. [More]

Keep calm and carry on

The one thing that Europe watchers all seem to agree on is that they can't agree on what is going to happen in the next week, let alone the next few months. Will the euro area break up, when will Greece abandon the euro, and how much exposure do banks have and to whom? [More]

The first NewBuy mortgage

NewBuy needs more lenders to take advantage of the reduced risk to get involved [More]

Navigating NewBuy

the announcement of the NewBuy scheme is going to make things very interesting in this sector. [More]

The future for first-time buyers

if the market is to recover to anything like a more normal level of transactions then it needs to start taking steps [More]

Opportunities for growth this year

There are some real opportunities for growth in 2012 for those prepared to go out and find them [More]