Be patient with longer timescales for mortgage applications

The confidence in the UK housing market is at a four-year high, according to surveyors and estate agents. Nationwide reports that UK house prices saw their biggest annual rise last month since 2016. On average, values rose by 5% this September compared to September 2019. There has been a huge surge in mortgage applications at …

Working together to navigate the changing market

Responding to the needs of customers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, mortgage payment holidays can be extended for a further three months, under plans from the government and regulators. The availability of a three month mortgage holiday was first announced in March as part of an unprecedented package of support for individuals, businesses and the …

Positive steps

The housing market has re-opened to a promising start in England. There is cautious optimism as new regulations have been embraced and practices modified. The changes made to accommodate the COVID-19 pandemic have been many and the industry has proven to be resilient and flexible. Safety First Restrictions began to ease three weeks ago with …

A positive start to 2020

Post election bounce in the housing market signals a positive start to 2020 The housing market is responding positively to December’s election result, delivering much-needed stability for home-movers, new Rightmove data has revealed. *figures correct as of 19.02.20 Rightmove reports that there has been a 2.3% surge in the price of property being listed for …