2019 Symposium, Women and the Law, Detroit Mercy Law Review @UDMLawReview

Law & Humanities Blog: CFP: 2019 Symposium, Women and the Law, Detroit Mercy Law Review @UDMLawReview skip to main | skip to sidebar CFP: 2019 Symposium, Women and the Law, Detroit Mercy Law Review @UDMLawReview From the e-mailbox: The Detroit Mercy Law Review will host its 2019 Symposium, Women and the Law, on Mar. 8, 2019. The deadline for proposals is Nov. 9, 2018 at 5:00pm EST. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: the history of women in the law, how women have impacted the law, how the…

FTBs out in force during September

The latest data from e.surv has shown that the market share of small borrowers increased during September from 22.8% to 24.2%, resulting in a lending spike for the month. e.surv also reports that approval levels were up on the month. According to the data, those with larger deposits also increased their market share, while every single part of the UK saw a smaller proportion of loans given to large deposit borrowers than a month ago. London once again was the market with the…

More choice than ever for UK FTBs

New statistics revealed by AmTrust have shown that product numbers for buyers with smaller deposits have increased across all mortgage options for the first time since the LTV Tracker was introduced. However, according to the findings, those with smaller deposits continue to pay over 50% more each month than their larger deposit counterparts. The quarterly AmTrust Mortgage Loan to Value Tracker reviews the average monthly mortgage payments for first-time buyers on average loan levels and compares loans for those with a 5% deposit…

‘Regional Renaissance’ drives UK property market

National annual house price growth has stayed stubbornly below 5% for the last two years, charting just 2% in the year to September. With the headlines dominated by a lagging London market and apparently lackluster national price growth, it’s easy to be swayed by the negative outlook. But the downturn is the fault (at least in part) of the south east of England. Cities like Birmingham have routinely outperformed London. In the year to June, house prices in Birmingham grew by 5.6% — their…

Countryside reveal completions up 27% so far this year

Countryside Properties has seen total completions rise 27% in the year to September 30, reaching 4,295 homes. Of these, 1,276 were private sale, up 7%. Open sales outlets rose 28% to 60 with a further 55 sites under construction. The firm’s net reservation rate is at 0.80, at top of target range. In a trading statement issued today, Countryside said its private average selling price reduced by 7% to £402,000 due to the impact of regional mix with underlying sales price growth of…

Could HTB become the new PPI scandal?

The Government’s flagship housing scheme, Help to Buy, has been given the green light for the second time and will now run until at least 2023. However, according to new data from reallymoving.com, first time buyers using the scheme are paying on average 8% more than those buying new homes without Help to Buy. The data collected from almost 70,000 first time buyers found that FTBs purchasing a new build home without Help to Buy pay on average £257,908 compared to £277,968 paid…

Average rents up 1.7% in September

The latest data and analysis from HomeLet has shown that average rents across the UK rose by 1.7% in September 2018 when compared to the same month a year previously; the average monthly rent is now £943. Rents in London increased by 3% in September 2018 than in the same month of 2017; the average rent in the capital now stands at £1,640 a month.When London is excluded, the average UK rental value was £780 in September 2018, this is up 1.8% on last…