Property prices dip slightly in August

Property prices dip slightly in August

The housing market is still busy, with more buyers than properties, but asking prices have dipped very slightly for the first time this year. The average asking price of a property in the UK has dipped slightly in August by 1.3% to £365,173, according to Rightmove....
The truth about stress-testing

The truth about stress-testing

The need for stress testing has been withdrawn, which means it should be easier to get a mortgage, right? Unfortunately, this is not necessarily the case. Find out why removing stress testing may not make a difference to homebuyers. The media recently reported some...
House prices fall slightly in July

House prices fall slightly in July

The housing market has generally remained buoyant despite the increased cost of living and interest rate rises. However, prices have dipped very slightly in July, according to Halifax. House prices fell slightly by 0.1% in July, which marks the first decrease since...
The Bank of England increases the base rate

The Bank of England increases the base rate

The latest announcement from the Bank of England to increase the base rate to 1.75% marks the sixth consecutive rate rise. The Bank of England has just announced that the base rate is increasing to 1.75% in a bid to combat rising inflation. The Bank has just announced...
Housing price rises make affordability a challenge

Housing price rises make affordability a challenge

A new report has shown that house prices have never been higher when compared with household income, and this could make life more difficult for homebuyers. Seeking expert mortgage advice and perhaps having a flexible approach to where you live can improve your...
The truth about the cost of borrowing

The truth about the cost of borrowing

You may have heard about rising interest rates and be concerned about whether they will continue to increase. Here’s what you need to know… The recent Bank of England base rate changes have been reported regularly in the media, with many homeowners and potential...