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Norwich residents struggle most to find a home they can afford - Money.co.uk July 2021 Home Buyers Report

Wales, the South West and Yorkshire and Humberside are the UK regions where homebuyers are most suffering from a lack of housing within budget, with the struggle to find places in major cities worst in Norwich, Cardiff, Brighton and Leeds.

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The admin needed to move house is now a bigger barrier than mortgage rates

As the economy reopens, and the property market gets hotter, it seems Brits not already part of the home buying process are cooling on the idea of getting a new home any time soon - with the hassle of getting involved simple too much for many to bear.

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UK cities seeing house prices rise fastest named - along with the places seeing falls despite the stamp duty holiday

House prices shot up again in April, by 4.1% according to Zoopla, and they’re rising fastest in areas where they are most affordable including Wales and the North of England, but although many factors are aligning to make it easier to buy a property, including the stamp duty holiday and low interest rates, the buying frenzy means we are running out of available homes fast

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House prices rise 10% in a year, the fastest growth since 2007, government data shows

House prices continue to soar, rising 10.2% to March 2021, the highest growth seen since August 2007 according to government data of recorded house sales, largely fuelled by the temporary stamp duty holiday, the continued growth of the UK economy following the coronavirus shutdown and the successful vaccine rollout.

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Best fixed rate and tracker mortgage rates available in May by LTV

Finding the best possible mortgage rate can be tough, so use our guide to compare the top fixed-rate and tracker deals available this month with LTVs starting from 95%

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New laws to protect renters and revolutionise deposits announced in Queen’s Speech

Lifetime deposits for renters, greater tenancy rights, support for those living with unsafe cladding, and a relaxation to ground rent rules are just some of the announcements made in the Queen’s Speech

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UK house prices rise to another record high of £258,204 in April

UK house prices rise to another record high of £258,204 in April, Halifax reports

House prices continued to soar in April, up 1.4% from March and 8.2% in a year to an average of £258,204 according to the latest Halifax index.

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Bank of England holds interest rates at 0.1% in May 2021

Interest rates have been held at 0.1% by the Bank of England in May, just over a year since they were temporarily cut in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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UK house prices see biggest monthly rise for 17 years in April, Nationwide reports

House prices continue to storm upwards rising monthly by 2.1% and annually by 7.1% to an average of £238,831 for April, according to the latest Nationwide house price index. The growth has largely been fuelled by the extended stamp duty holiday and the UK’s continued recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Home Buyers Report May 2021

New monthly Home Buyers Report from the mortgage experts at money.co.uk reveals the three biggest reasons people can’t buy a home.

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Government-backed 95% mortgage deals launched

The details of the first deals launched using the government’s new 95% LTV mortgage guarantee scheme have been unveiled - this is what’s now on offer as well as your other options

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The most and least affordable places to buy a home

The places in the UK it’s easiest - and hardest - to afford a home on the a local salary have been named, with some unlucky people needing to find more than 27 times their annual income to afford a home near where they live.

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