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House prices increase in January

House prices increase in January

The latest House Price Index from Halifax shows encouraging signs for the housing market. House prices went up by 1.3% in January, according to Halifax. This increase marks the fourth monthly rise in a row, says the lender. It also reveals that property prices grew by...

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What are swap rates?

What are swap rates?

Discover how swap rates influence mortgage interest rates and gain a clear understanding of what swap rates actually are. When it comes to mortgage interest rates going up or down, you may have heard the media and mortgage industry experts talking about swap rates....

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Buyer demand for properties has increased

Buyer demand for properties has increased

Housing demand and agreed sales have increased in the first three weeks of 2024. Agreed house sales have increased by 13% in January across all regions of the UK compared to a year ago, according to Zoopla. The property website has published its UK House Price Index...

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House prices dip, but the market is more active

House prices dip, but the market is more active

There’s been a slight dip in house prices, but buyer demand and general activity in the property market have improved. House prices have dipped recently, but there is renewed interest among prospective home buyers, and the market is showing improved momentum. Average...

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Mortgage rates at their lowest for six months

Mortgage rates at their lowest for six months

Good news from Moneyfacts – rates are lower than they’ve been since last summer. Mortgage rates have fallen to their lowest level for six months, according to independent financial website Moneyfacts. New figures posted on its website have shown that the average two...

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Boxing Day bounce saw an uplift in property listings

Boxing Day bounce saw an uplift in property listings

The property market may well be picking up – Rightmove saw an increase in the number of properties going onto the market for sale in December 2023 when compared to the previous year. The number of homeowners who put their properties up for sale on Boxing Day increased...

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House prices went up in December

House prices went up in December

The property market has outperformed expectations and seen an increase in house prices in the last month, according to Halifax. UK house prices have risen for the third month in a row. Halifax says that average house prices went up by 1.1% in December and that prices...

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Mortgage rates fall again in January

Mortgage rates fall again in January

Mortgage rates have come down again, so does this mean that rates will continue to fall? Earlier this week, it was announced that one of the major banks was offering lower than 4% mortgage deals, with more lenders expected to follow suit. It’s important to note that...

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What does the inflation drop mean for mortgages?

What does the inflation drop mean for mortgages?

Inflation fell to its lowest rate for two years in October, and the latest month-on-month drop was slightly larger than anticipated. What does this mean for the mortgage and property market? Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation (which relates to goods and services)...

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Locations where house prices have risen

Locations where house prices have risen

Over the past year, we’ve seen house prices decline in general, but some regions of the UK have seen prices move in a positive direction. Read more… Despite average house prices falling by 3.9% over the past year, some areas in the UK have bucked the trend and seen...

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