It’s now easier for first-time buyers to take out a mortgage

It’s now easier for first-time buyers to take out a mortgage

The latest move by the Bank of England to relax mortgage affordability rules should make it easier for first-time buyers to take out a mortgage. The Bank of England has announced plans to relax mortgage lending rules from August 1 in a major boost for first-time...
Number of new homes under construction soars by 31%

Number of new homes under construction soars by 31%

More than 35,000 new-build homes are under way, including wildlife-friendly garden community homes. And if you fancy renting a new-build, there’s good news too. The number of new homes going up has soared by 31% as developers respond to strong demand from buyers. More...
Is the UK housing market starting to soften?

Is the UK housing market starting to soften?

The average price of a residential property in the UK has exceeded £250,000 for the first time, but signs of a slowdown are emerging, according to Zoopla’s latest House Price Index. The latest property price data shows that the average price of a home has hit...
New homes must produce 30% less carbon from next month

New homes must produce 30% less carbon from next month

But experts fear scheme won’t work, not only will carbon savings not be as big as stated, builders aren’t even ready for the change, according to the Home Builders Federation. Solar panels, heat pumps and insulation are set to become more common from next month when...