As a result, the average price is now £203,292; however, on an annual basis, prices are up 10.2%.
About a third of people (30%) think now is a good time to buy a property, less than the 37% of people who thought so in March.
The deal was agreed in the lender’s Wales and South West Hub, based in Cardiff, for a client with a large residential and commercial portfolio, spread across the UK.
A total of 11 staff members at Norton Finance have reached 20-plus years with the business in 2021, including one 30-year anniversary.
Roberts explained that he does not believe there is North-South divide when it comes to the issues first-time buyers face, as both parts of the country have their own difficulties.
Cupis joined Openwork as mortgage director in 2016, from Sesame Bankhall, where he was managing director of mortgages for around eight years.
Throughout June the business will be providing education on the key issues facing the LGBT+ community and discussing the steps that can be taken to become better allies.
As part of the changes, Shawbrook has introduced three new product bandings based on loan size, including loans over £1m, loans between £150,000 and £1m, and loans less than £150,000.
The changes mean first-time buyers can now access up to 90% loan-to-value (LTV) on the F1 product.
James Enos has moved from his role as business development manager for Hodge in the South West and Wales.