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Home buyers in Scotland up 25% in the second quarter of 2017

23 August 2017

New UK Finance data on the Scottish mortgage market released today reveals house purchase activity increased in the second quarter both quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year.

First-time buyer and remortgage activity grows year-on-year in Scotland in the first quarter

24 May 2017

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.

Scotland home buyers down 3% in fourth quarter

22 February 2017

New data on the Scotland mortgage market from the Council of Mortgage Lenders released today reveals house purchase and remortgage activity in the fourth quarter of 2016 decreased slightly quarter-on-quarter.

Highest number of first-time buyers in Scotland quarterly since 2007

23 November 2016

We have today released new data on the characteristics of mortgage lending in Scotland in the third quarter that shows quarter-on-quarter rises in house purchase and remortgage activity.

Scotland house purchase lending up 23% in second quarter

24 August 2016

We have today released new data on the characteristics of mortgage lending in Scotland in the second quarter that shows quarter-on-quarter rises in house purchase and remortgage activity.

Scotland house purchase lending up 7% in the first quarter of 2016

25 May 2016

We have today released new data on the characteristics of mortgage lending in Scotland in the first quarter, showing the traditionally seasonal dip in activity quarter-on-quarter but year-on-year growth in comparison to the same period in 2015.

House purchase lending in Scotland up 17% year-on-year in fourth quarter

24 February 2016

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Scotland in the fourth quarter of 2015 outlining mortgage lending to first-time buyers, home movers and remortagors.

First-time buyers in Scotland up 16% in the third quarter

25 November 2015

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Scotland in the third quarter of 2015 outlining mortgage lending to first-time buyers, home movers and remortgagors.

House purchase lending up 39% in Scotland in the second quarter

26 August 2015

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Scotland in the second quarter of 2015 outlining mortgage lending to first-time buyers, home movers and remortagors.

Home-owner house purchase lending up 15% in Scotland in first quarter

27 May 2015

New CML data released today shows the characteristics of lending in Scotland in the first quarter of 2015, including first-time buyer, home mover and remortgage lending.

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