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First-time buyers in poor areas more vulnerable to repossession

Number of home-seekers at four-year high

Put a cap on it; Coventry's solution to base rate uncertainty

Barclays jumps into 90% LTV mortgage league

Buy-to-let mortgage availability up 100% since 2008

Mortgage lending up in September

Scotland tops 10 year property price table

Former fixed rate borrowers saving £2,600 a year

Number of million-pound plus properties at record level

Fee free fix from Lloyds TSB

Rents reach record high

We need 30-year fixed rate mortgages, says minister

Recovery of mortgage lending won't last long, says CML

Co-op five-year fixed deal could pay dividends

Lenders step up fight against mortgage fraud

Huge north-south divide on house prices persists

First-time buyers offered 95% LTV deals by high street bank

Go direct and save £210 a year on mortgage interest

Nationwide buys Bank of Ireland's 14K UK mortgages

House prices 'stationary' - but still well below peak

Bury treasure: Greater Manchester town UK's property hotspot

First-time buyers to benefit from HSBC promise.

Property law is 'double dutch' says Boycott

Co-op Bank fixed-rate mortgages slashed

Insufficient offset mortgage options for homeowners

First-time buyer famine leads to record-breaking tenant numbers

First-time buyer and home mover lending hits year high

Number of homes up for sale falls

UK mortgage lenders downgraded by ratings agency

Cheap fixed-rate deals 'to go within weeks'

With base rate stuck at 0.5%, is it time to track?

Huge rise in mortgage valuations in September

September house prices in slight decline

First-time buyers get best deals for nearly three years

Two-year fixed-rate mortgages hit a record low

Bargain rates aplenty - but watch out for rising fees

'River Cottage' homes cost 16% more than city pads

Leeds offers its lowest ever two-year fixed rate

Want to do your own Grand Design? Now find the mortgage

Look north for best-performing city house prices of the decade

Santander extends Loyal Mover mortgage range and launches new products

August lending hits highest level in nearly two years

Landlords reap rewards as rental market thrives

Property prices down 2.6% over the year

Woolwich spooked into raising tracker rates

Over-50s plan to cash in on their homes' values

Terraced home prices rise fastest over decade

15th anniversary of buy-to-let market

North-south divide on first-time buyer ages

Is buy-to-let booming?

Mortgage lending up in August - but sales down

More borrowers stick with SVRs

Homeowners missing out on low fixed-rate mortgages

Mortgage choice hits three and a half-year high

Smartphone generation wants property ownership by 30

Mortgage lending 'broadly stable' as £13.4bn is lent out

Greater choice for borrowers as new mortgages flood market

Sellers hike asking prices as house values fall

Average home deposit tops £65,000

House price difference makes commuting worthwhile

First-time buyers' rate cut

Record rent hikes as buyers stay away from market

Santander and ING slash fixed-rate mortgages

First-time buyer lending at highest level for a year

FSA issues second highest fine to mortgage fraudster

Hope for housing market as mortgage approvals rise

Housing market 'gloomy', say surveyors

Offset mortgages 'could save you thousands of pounds'

Mortgage approvals at 15-month high

Nationwide revamps DIY mortgages

Mortgages cheaper than when base rate first fell to 0.5%

Mortgage lender fined for treating customers unfairly

Low base rate leaves borrowers £51bn richer

Negative equity risk for 1.7m households revealed

House prices down 2.6% over the year

Nearly 14,000 mortgages now available

Santander slashes fixed mortgage rates

Bank of Scotland receives highest number of mortgage complaints

Huge rise in number of cheap five-year fixed-rate mortgages

All hail the return of the 100% mortgage

Spare bedroom 'could slash mortgage by 29 months'

Home values fall £3K in a month

Stop the Sky subscription and pay your mortgage, borrowers told

Taxman gets tough on mortgage fraud

Housing crisis forcing families to rent from dodgy landlords

Fixed rate mortgages fall again

Home ownership to plummet due to 'dysfunctional' housing market

House prices down 2.1% over the year

Multi-million pound homes on the rise

Will customers commit to Chelsea's ten-year fix?

Brits with small equity 'imprisoned' by low house prices

Rates and fees come down on fixed rate deals

Top six lenders had the lion's share of mortgage lending last year

Mortgage lending slightly up but market remains subdued

School catchment area is top reason for moving

Typical first-time buyer is now 35 years old

Average deposit tops £60,000 – up more than £5,000 in a month

Lack of first time buyers mean rents reach new highs

House prices to rise 14% over next four years

Only 10% of mis-sold mortgage claims by claims managers upheld

Mortgage lending falls again

High LTV home purchases at lowest level since February

Mortgage arrangement fees up £151 over this year

Negative equity up £17 billion in less than a year

Over-50s fear 'downsizing' to pay bills

University town house prices up 70%

Halifax to pull alternative to equity release

Worries ease on mortgage repayments

Victims of riot blaze must continue mortgage payments

Get long term certainty with Skipton's ten-year mortgage fix

Repossessions fall as first-time buyers rise

Borrowers neglected as lenders get lazy

Inaccessible mortgages hampering first-time buyers

Nearly half of UK towns and cities now affordable for first-time buyers

Sale and rentback regulation loophole to be closed

First Direct chops capped tracker rates by 0.2 of a point

Shapps: Everybody needs good neighbours

New track and fix mortgage deal from Yorkshire BS

Barclays in seventh consecutive rate reduction

Pensioners own homes worth £752 billion

Fixed rate mortgage deals continue to multiply

First-time buyers get £600 boost if they save for a deposit

Homes in a National Park cost £100,000 extra

Fixed rates tumble further

House prices flat, according to two surveys

Landlord mortgages hit three-year high

Chelsea offers pick 'n' mix approach to fixed rate mortgages

Baby boomers supporting offspring's and parents' housing costs

Self build market has "huge potential", lender N&P says

Return of sellers boosts housing market

Skipton leads the way with lowest fixed rate

Capped rates not always a good deal

Eastenders win on home prices thanks to Olympic effect

Now first-time buyers get rate cuts too

Lenders 'discriminate' against elderly

Lender chops fixed rates for second time in a month

Mortgage market stable but tough times lay ahead

Fixed rate battle intensifies as Nationwide cuts rates

Mortgage lending up in June – but still down on a year ago

Good news for borrowers as more lenders cut rates

Three out of ten home sales fail

Lowest ever fixed rates from Barclays

Rents hit record high as would be first-time buyers can't afford mortgages

The return of the first-time buyer mortgage?

More than two million households in trouble with their mortgages

Number of mortgage deals up for seventh month in a row

New mortgage offers for those with only a 10% deposit

Housing market stagnant - and prices falling

Make more from an offset mortgage than savings

Wealthy homebuyers go bargain hunting in the country

Fixed rates fall as chance of quick base rate increase fades

Mortgage valuations rise thanks to rising number of landlords

Owner occupiers fall thanks to mortgage availability

New 95% mortgage for first time buyers

House prices rise, but longer-term picture remains gloomy

Offer 'mates' mortgages, minister tells banks

Terraced homes most likely to be repossessed this year

Homebuyers own more of their homes 

Fixed rate deals tumble

Mortgage defaults to rise over next three months

House prices down again over year - except in London

House prices fall in May

Lloyds has double the number of risky loans than its rivals

The return of the City bonus improves top end of housing market

Increase in buyers and cheapest ever mortgages boost market

Women keener to get on property ladder than men

Borrowers suffer as lenders fail to pass on full base rate cuts

Price war heats up as Chelsea chops rates

Fixed mortgage rates fall – and are selling out fast

May mortgage lending up 12%

House prices up £150,000 over 10 years in best-off areas

Two lenders announce new deals for those with small deposits

First direct re-jigs mortgage range

New equity release deal for smokers and the unwell

Buy-to-let mortgage holders forced out of housing benefit market

Number of homeowners remortgaging falls

Average mortgage application fees up 13% in two years

Housing market activity stumbles, says another survey

Britons optimistic on house prices

Number of homeowners to fall by two million by 2025

House price indices are a 'farce' says top broker

Fixed rates fall as first-time buyers get more choice

Tracker mortgage holders benefit as base rate remains frozen

Five year fixed rate deal tumbles below 5%

Government to make available housebuilding land

Average house price falls by £130 a week

Households expected to cope with mortgage repayments

Homeowners with large mortgages are offered escape route

First-time buyers with small deposits get flexible fix

Yorkshire issues new drop-lock mortgages

Want to buy a house? Then start saving now

Housebuilders pump £1 billion into schemes to help first-time buyers

Nationwide cuts 50% LTV rates

House prices fall in most regions over the year

IPP backs strict mortgage rules

High cost of seaside living revealed

CML backs new proposals to relieve mortgage strain

First time buyers hit hard

Nearly all first-time buyers rely on the Bank of Mum and Dad

New report reveals debt-ridden pensioners

The end of interest-only mortgages?

Typical first-time buyer puts down 17% deposit

Five year fixed rate deal under 4%

Repayment mortgages hit a record high

Rising costs for Scottish householders

Lender slashes arrangement fees on fixed rates

Good news for borrowers as more lenders slice rates

Cost of running home highest since 2008, despite low interest rates

Fixed rate deals fall at two lenders

More than 9,000 homes repossessed in first three months of this year

Negative equity timebomb?

Mortgage applications down 20% in April

Sunny weather encourages home hunters

Consumers to benefit as lenders improve deals

House prices down 1.4% in April

Warning issued on savings linked mortgages

Three million mortgage holders could be in trouble

Mortgage products aplenty

Nationwide launches special product for first-time buyers

House prices still falling in contrast to previous reports

Government to give self-build sector a boost

Mortgage rates set for a summer rise

Hidden risks of buying at auction revealed

UK million-pound properties now aplenty

Mortgage lending is still subdued

Record numbers of cash buyers for new homes

A great climate for buy-to-let landlords

Offset mortgages could save you thousands

Lower housing prices to outweigh higher mortgage fees?

The mortgage market is all shook up

March registers jump in mortgage lending

Renewed warning for mortgage endowment holders

Consumers hit by high mortgage set-up fees

Increase in mortgage applications may not lead to approvals

First-time buyers still struggling to get mortgages

Nationwide lowers rates for fixed mortgages

Mortgage intermediaries report increase in buy-to-let

First-time buyers paying seven times as much as their parents

Mortgage valuations rise for fourth consecutive month

Mortgage fraud rises following recession

Brits losing out by adding arrangement fees to mortgages

Homeowners unsure how interest rate rise will affect mortgage

HSBC offers tracker mortgage holders freedom to switch to fixed rate deal

Mortgage holders warned interest rates could quadruple next year

Small rise in mortgage lending during February

Mortgage approvals see sharp rise

New fixed mortgage range launched

Homeowners unaware of offset mortgage benefits

Interest rates rise could push many into mortgage arrears, warns CCCS

Barclays cuts rates on offset mortgages

New product to help first time buyers save for a deposit

Increase in monthly payments likely to see many look for new mortgage deals

Mortgage borrowers pay off record sums

Rental demand in other parts of UK catching up with South

Rising mortgage fees confusing consumers

Tips for those buying homes with friends or family

Mortgages and deposits holding preventing home ownership

Leeds launches new ten-year fixed rate mortgage

New EU proposals target irresponsible mortgage lenders

Skipton re-enters buy-to-let mortgage market

Building societies increase mortgage lending in February

Helping struggling mortgage borrowers could cause trouble for banks

Nationwide returns to large mortgage loans

Northern Rock cuts mortgage interest rates

659,000 households struggling with mortgage payments

Brokers confident over buy-to-let mortgage market

Government must do more to get mortgage market moving, says industry body

Budget a missed opportunity to increase mortgage lending, says AMI

Leeds Building Society plans big increase in mortgage lending

FSA relaxes mortgage lending rules

Mortgage lenders increasing fees

Third of landlords increase rents in first quarter

Mortgage lending remains weak

Specialist mortgage rates increasing

Rising unemployment threat to mortgage holders

Homeowners fear rise in interest rates

Sellers returning to housing market

Homeowners missing out on chance to pay mortgage off early

Lloyds to work with local authorities to launch new first-time buyer product

Property demand falls

Stricter mortgage lending could have saved thousands from repossessions, says Shelter

Unique 3-year fixed rate mortgage launched

Expert advises against opting for a fixed rate mortgage too soon

Mortgage lending plummets in January

Mortgage holders fear rise in base rate

Fixed rate mortgages too expensive, says expert

Number of variable rate mortgages much higher than predicted, says expert

Quarter of mortgage holders unaware of interest rate levels

Post Office launches new mortgage deals

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks launch 95 per cent LTV mortgage

Tracker mortgage rates fall to all time low

Tough mortgage market means rents are expected to rise

Watchdog calls for action on Clydesdale mortgages

A third of people overpaying mortgages while interest rates are low

House prices fell in February, says Halifax

Mortgage difficulties leading to rent rise, says Rics

Homebuyers ignoring Energy Performance Certificates

Mutuals report increase in mortgage lending

First time buyers finding mortgages difficult to access

Mortgage lending grows in January

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