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Consumer Confidence Falls, but House Prices Rise

There has a been a slight deterioration of consumer confidence in the housing market, caused by short-term uncertainty from the General Election result, according to the Building Societies Association (BSA).

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Help to Buy Scheme Helps Thousands Become Home Owners

The Scottish Government’s Help to Buy shared equity scheme has helped more than ten thousand households purchase a new home.

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CML Publishes Details of Buyer Activity

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has published details of house-buyer activity during April this year.

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Reports Give Insight into Housing Market Activity

A new report from Registers of Scotland (RoS) has revealed that the total value of the residential sales market in Scotland from 2007-08 to 2016-17 reached over £143.4 billion.

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House Price Index Reveals Annual Price Rise

UK house prices rose by an average of 4.1% on an annual basis, taking the average property value to £215,847, according to March’s edition of the UK House Price Index (UK HPI). On a monthly basis, house prices have fallen by 0.6% across the UK since February 2017.

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Mortgage Lending from the Bank of Mum and Dad

New research has revealed that the Bank of Mum and Dad is now on a par with the 9th largest mortgage lender in the UK and will be involved in 26% of all property transactions that take place in the UK market this year.

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Home Ownership Ambitions Remain Strong

It is good to hear that home ownership ambitions in the UK are still strong, despite the difficulties would-be home owners can experience in raising deposits.

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First-Time Buyers Struggle to Raise Deposits

A record number of first-time buyers are now relying on financial help from family members in order to get a foot on the property ladder, according to new research from the Social Mobility Commission. The ‘bank of mum and dad’ is often the lender of choice for many would-be home owners.

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Government Urged to Act on Retirement Housing

Two separate organisations representing the interests of older people have called for a “revolution” in housing provision to better meet the housing needs of people in retirement.

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Second Steppers Report Difficulties Moving Up the Housing Ladder

An increasing number of first-time sellers think it will be harder to sell their home this year, partly due to concerns over the economy, new research from Lloyds Bank has found.

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