Sam Cordon

FTB numbers up 22pc in 2013

Last year the number of first-time buyers grew by an estimated 22%; the largest annual rise since 2001. This was the second consecutive annual increase…

Meanwhile net lending by all other lenders was minus £2.1 n in the year to November 2013. Mutuals gross lending market share for the first…

The most expensive borough in November 2013 was Kensington and Chelsea at £5,438 per calendar month, and Bexley the cheapest at £1,027 The average asking…

UK house prices grew by 1.4% in December and recorded an 8.4% year-on-year increase. However prices still remain around 5% below the 2007 peak. Robert…

In the past six months, 41% of the 2,195 landlords polled reported a rise in tenant demand, with just one in sixteen seeing a fall.…

With the old year drawn to a close, the festive season is a time to reflect on what has been and hopes for good fortune…

Nationally, the proportion of people thinking that it will be a good time to sell in the next 12 months exceeded those who think it…

The London boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Hackney have the highest proportion of retired renters at 73%, bringing the overall average for pensioners renting in…

The new house purchase product range is suitable for all home buyers, including new-build house purchases and is available up to 95% loan to value…

The Prime Minister also said that in the 3 months since the start of the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, over 6,000 people have…