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First-time buyers in Northern Ireland up 20% in the second quarter of 2017

23 August 2017

New data on the Northern Ireland mortgage market from UK Finance released today reveals house purchase and remortgage activity increased year-on-year in the second quarter.

Home buying activity in Northern Ireland up 3% year-on-year in first quarter

24 May 2017

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.

Number of home buyers in Northern Ireland up 6% in fourth quarter

22 February 2017

New data on the Northern Ireland mortgage market from the Council of Mortgage Lenders released today reveals house purchase activity in the fourth quarter of 2016 increased quarter-on-quarter.

Home buyers up 18% in Northern Ireland in third quarter

23 November 2016

Our new data on characteristics of mortgage lending in Northern Ireland in Q3 of the year shows house purchase lending increased compared to Q2 and a year ago.

Northern Ireland house purchase lending up 13% in second quarter

24 August 2016

Our new data on characteristics of mortgage lending in Northern Ireland in Q2 of the year shows house purchase and remortgage lending increased compared to Q1 and a year ago.

Northern Ireland house purchase lending up 26% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2016

25 May 2016

We have today released new data on the characteristics of mortgage lending in Northern Ireland in the first quarter of the year, showing the usual seasonal dip in activity compared to the previous quarter but growth compared to the same period last year.

Northern Ireland first-time buyer lending up 6% in fourth quarter

24 February 2016

New data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders released today reveals lending in Northern Ireland for house purchase and remortgage increased in the fourth quarter 2015, both on the third quarter and compared to the same period in 2014.

Northern Ireland house purchase and remortgage activity up in third quarter

25 November 2015

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

Northern Ireland house purchase lending up 11% in the second quarter

26 August 2015

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

House purchase lending down in Northern Ireland in first quarter

27 May 2015

House purchase lending down in Northern Ireland in first quarter

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