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Housing in Scotland: a key political issue
We look at how the market in Scotland compares to the rest of the UK, and review different housing practices and policies operating north of the border.
Gross mortgage lending £18.4 billion in April
Gross mortgage lending reached £18.4 billion in April. Down 11% on March's total but 4% higher than April last year.
Market commentary May 2017
Our estimate of gross mortgage lending for April is £18.4 billion, up 4% year-on-year. Remortgage activity and first-time buyers continue to drive lending growth.
First-time buyer growth continues in Wales in first quarter but home movers decline
New CML data on the Welsh mortgage market released today reveals house purchase activity declined in the first quarter of the year but remortgage activity continued to grow.
Home buying activity in Northern Ireland up 3% year-on-year in first quarter
New data on the Northern Ireland mortgage market from the Council of Mortgage Lenders released today reveals house purchase and remortgage activity increased year-on-year in the first quarter.
First-time buyer and remortgage activity grows year-on-year in Scotland in the first quarter
New CML data on the Scottish mortgage market released today reveals house purchase activity declined in the first quarter in the fourth quarter of 2016 declined quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year.
Statistic of the week
Over the last 12 months, the number of first-time buyers reached 345,000, the highest since the start of 2008.Read more...