Mortgage Advice Bureau

Price of homes bought with Help to Buy falls for second month, claims MAB

The average price paid for a home under the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee has fallen for the second month in a row, according to mortgage brokers, with buyers typically paying as much as a third less than the market average.

Help to Buy taking first-time buyers backwards in time, suggests MAB’s market index

Buyers are using the Government’s Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme to “sidestep” four years of house price inflation, according to Mortgage Advice Bureau.

UK house price growth accelerates

The growth in UK house prices is accelerating, the ONS claims, as prices rose on average by 9.1% in the year to the end of February, up from 6.8% in the year to January.

House prices fell by 1.1% in March

House prices fell by 1.1% in March, according to the Halifax, although it says the average price over the past three months, which is more reliable, rose by 2.3% on the quarter before.

House price rise edges ahead again

UK house prices are continuing to escalate, particularly among properties for first-time buyers, figures from the ONS suggest.

Labour will muster an “army” of small builders to deliver more homes

A future Labour government would take steps to increase competition in the housebuilding industry by opening up the market to smaller construction firms, shadow housing minister Emma Reynolds has told the NHBC.

Bipolar Britain

The relative value of homes across the UK has changed radically over the last five years.

Government schemes boosting mortgage broker trade

A mortgage broker has credited the Government’s Help to Buy scheme for helping its performance soar over the course of the last year.

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