Searching for a release
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The UK's ageing population is increasingly turning to equity release mortgages to help ease its financial pressures.
Record breakers
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Mortgage rates hit a record low in April, with the Yorkshire Building Society announcing a rate of 0.89% over a two-year period.
Price Drop
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In addition to post-Brexit instability, inflated asking prices are causing the residential housing market to stall, with homeowners wrestling with the accompanying uncertainty.
Proceed with caution
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The recent Grade II listing of No.1 Poultry in the City, designed by James Stirling of Michael Wildford and Associates in the mid-1980s, provides a timely reminder of the significance of listed buildings and the risks associated with altering them. Described in the FT as "one of the last monuments of postmodernism", the building attracted controversy after concerns were raised about proposals to extend and change the principal facades of the building.
Remortgages rise post-Brexit
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Figures published by the Bank of England in the summer confirmed the predicted slowdown in the property market and subsequent fall in mortgage applications following the Brexit vote. This was in addition to the stamp duty increase on buy-to-let properties in the last Budget. In contrast however, the popularity of remortgages grew; increasing by 6% from June to July this year.
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