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Buy to let 'the outstanding investment since 1996'

Buy to let has been the outstanding investment of the past 18 years, providing average returns outstripping all other major asset classes, a peer-to-peer lending group ... More...



Housing market activity hits eight-year high

March 2015 saw the strongest activity for property valuations in any month since 2007. Activity soared 36% compared to February to make March the busiest month for ...

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Valuation totals soar for remortgaging and BTLs

Last month produced the strongest activity for property valuations in any month since 2007, according to Connells Survey and Valuation. The total number of valuations carried out ...

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Help to Buy deposits up nearly 10%

The average deposit for house purchases using the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee (HTB2) hit a 10-month high in February. Buyers using the scheme in February put ...

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Mortgage rates slide across the board

Mortgage rates across all main product types have fallen sharply over the past six months, according to Mortgage Brain’s quarterly product data analysis. The lowest-rate two-year tracker ...

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Rush for rented homes leaves tenants with regrets

The growing demand for rental properties is causing people to rush into tenancy agreements that they later regret, according to research carried out for mortgage and ...

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Lib Dems announced “Help To Rent” scheme

The Liberal Democrats have announced plans for a new Help to Rent scheme to support young workers move out of their family home and into a ...

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Another 650 Build To Rent homes on their way

Residential development company Willmott Dixon has announced another 650 Built To Rent units in London taking its own pipeline of BTR units to 1,300. The scheme - ...

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Rents up, but cause for concern says Citylets

Average rents in Scotland are continuing to rise, particularly in Edinburgh and Glasgow - but Aberdeen, where the local oil industry is in trouble, has seen ...

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Mortgages for 105-year-olds

Savers who withdraw money from their pensions to invest in buy-to-let properties are being offered mortgages that could run until they are 105 years old, according ...

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Older owners have more equity than ever before

The average home owner aged 65 or over makes nearly £1,200 a month from their property according to a survey by an equity release firm. Retired homeowners ...

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