Archive for October, 2008

MPs Criticize The Mortgage Lenders Leading to Defense of Mortgage Policies

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Mortgage providers in an attempt to safeguard their lending policies revealed that they were interested in aiding the rookie buyers and consecutively prove to be supporting for the ailing Mortgage market.
But at the same time, these lenders had also opined that they need to measure against the risks, which might crop and be addressed as conferring undue advantages for buyers into this financial market.
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A Further 10 Percent Fall Predictable in UK Prices

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

An influential association of MPs was informed by one of the leading economists about the further drop in the house prices of five to ten percent. The Finance Professor from Imperial College Business School in London, David Miles, felt that the after the further loss of 20% from the last year’s comparison, its high time when the property market needs to stabilize itself. These losses will thereby further adding to the 5 to 10 percent drop.
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Mortgage Market to Get Geared Slowly and Steadily

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Despite the government’s plan to considering the bailing of banks, the British house market still stands nabbed with a gloomy environment. It is also considered that things would not get better in a short term as the bail out plan would take further time, at present.

In august, as the data from Council of Mortgage Lenders reveals, there has been a comparative loss of 63%. This drop percentage is subjected to 10.6 billion dollars, causing the stupendous failing in the record of new mortgages to 42,000.
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Home insurance necessary for teenagers possessions

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Importance of home insurance has increased with many teenagers moving to university campuses. Parents have been advised to buy a Home Insurance policy and have possessions of their teenagers covered under such a policy. According to an insurance company, the value of a student’s possessions often exceed £1,500 as they have costly things like televisions, computers and games consoles. Students are advised to keep the windows and doors of their house locked in their absence and mark their things with university initials and student ID number. This would enable the safety of their items and also help to locate in case it is misplaced.

Mortgage Approvals are at a record low

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Mortgage approvals have dipped to a record low by a whopping 64 percent since last August. According to BBA or British Banker’s Association, Mortgage approvals were at a meagre 21,086 in August. It is the lowest so far with the fall having started in 1997 down from 58,564 in 2007. Mortgage lending in August was £2.1 billion which is less than half in the last six months. The average mortgage lending in the last six months was £4.7 billion. The reason behind such dismal figures is mainly financial pressures on household and strict lending criteria. Government’s announcement on stamp duty has also led to reduced demand in August. These factors would exist for sometime now. According to BBA statistics director, less number of mortgage approvals meant lower gross lending and along with remortgage a reduced net lending amount as well. Looking at the trend, lending has been described as “dismal” by economists. The housing market is suffering mostly because of strict lending conditions. Activity in the housing market is not so great also because of the fact that there are expectations of a fall in house prices and the current financial crisis is also expected to add pressure to the already suffering housing market.