Archive: House Prices

Phil Scullion: This is short-term cynical politics at its uglies

Comment: Help to Buy will betray a generation

The government's controversial extension of Help to Buy has arrived three months early - and it's short-term politics at its ugliest.

Opinion Former Articles

  • House purchase lending up 8% in October

    The Council of Mortgage Lending have released new figures on house purchase lending in October 2015.

  • CML: House purchase lending rises in third quarter despite slow September

    While house purchase lending in the third quarter showed a 13% rise, monthly lending has not followed an even path during the quarter. On a monthly basis, September saw substantially lower house purchase lending than August, although remortgaging rose over the month. Following a particularly strong August, a total of 44,400 house purchase loans were advanced in September, down from 53,900 loans last month and 48,800 loans in September last year.

  • House purchase lending down by 5% in fourth quarter of 2014

    The CML today released new data on the characteristics of UK mortgage lending, broken down for the periods of December, the fourth quarter and annual data for 2014, including trends in first-time buyers, home movers, remortgaging, and buy-to-let.

  • Treasury data show Help to Buy is hitting the mark

    The Help to Buy scheme is supporting new housing construction, and it is being used extensively by first-time buyers to purchase average-priced properties across the UK, data published by HM Treasury shows.

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