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We study the property market to bring you interesting and relevant news from the world of property buying, selling and more in the UK and abroad.

Mortgage affordability stress test scrapped – why has this happened?

The Bank of England recently removed a required test for those looking to get a mortgage. So what does this mean for the future of the process?

First Time Buyers, Finance, Buying a house, Mortgages

50-year mortgages – what was announced?

Governments have long battled with the dilemma of how to make houses more affordable for First Time Buyers – and even in its dying days, the Boris Johnson government has been no different.

First Time Buyer, News, Mortgages

Interest rate rise – what does this mean for the cost of moving?

Here’s a look at what the recent rise in interest rates means for the cost of moving in 2022.

Moving home, Costs and Fees, News, Mortgages

Getting a mortgage – how has it been affected by Covid-19?

How has getting a mortgage been affected by Covid-19, in particular for those who have been on furlough or whose company has taken out Government support?

News, Coronavirus, Mortgages

Natwest study finds remortgaging has helped increase property values

With many remortgaging their homes in the wake of Coronavirus, Natwest have found that over 50% have seen an increase in their property value.
 

News, Mortgages

Generation Buy – PM announces mortgage scheme for first-time buyers

Reallymoving explores Boris Johnson’s recent pledge at the virtual Tory party conference to introduce a 95% mortgage scheme for first-time buyers, to create a ‘generation buy’.

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, News, Mortgages