Archive for August, 2009

Interest – Only Mortgage Trap

August 24, 2009subedar1 No Comments »

  If you’re one of the borrowers who took out an interest-only mortgage expecting that the increase in property prices would help you to pay off your loan then the recent drop in house prices may have scuppered your plans. At the peak of the market buyers turned to interest-only loans as a way of […]

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Mortgage Lending Up In July

August 20, 2009subedar1 No Comments »

  The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) said that gross mortgage lending rose 26% in July to £16bn. The lending figure has jumped from £12.7bn in June but represents a 36% decline from the £24.9bn recorded in July last year. The CML says the figures point to a modest improvement over the summer following "an […]

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Property Asking Prices Fall

August 18, 2009subedar1 No Comments »

  Rightmove, the property portal site, have reported a 2.2% fall in asking prices of properties registered by estate agents on their site. This is not unusual as the summer is traditionally a quite time in the property market with Rightmove reporting similar falls in asking prices this time last year. However, the main reason […]

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