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Housing finance firms gain after UBS upgrade 19.12.2014 Sify Finance
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Mortgage lending levels slow to ‘healthy’ level – CML 18.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Mortgage lending for November matches amount loaned in November 2013, having fallen four months in a row

Mortgage lending slowed in November, and activity has returned to almost the same level as at the end of 2013, banks and building societies reported on Thursday.

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) said gross mortgage lending was 9% down on October’s figure at £16.9bn. This is the lowest figure since April and matches the sum advanced in November 2013.

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Looking for a home loan? Age no bar! 18.12.2014 Rediff: GetAhead
A few important factors to keep in mind while applying for a home loan, and strategies to manage it, whatever your age.
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Sahara gives Rs 1,885 crore post-dated cheques 18.12.2014 TOI: India Business
The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant interim bail to Sahara group head Subrata Roy minutes after the company deposited 21 post-dated cheques with Sebi promising Rs 1,885 crore by June-end next year.
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One in three property sellers cut asking prices, says Zoopla 18.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Website claims 33% of homes on market have been discounted in sign of cooling market and more realistic sellers

A third of homeowners trying to sell have cut their asking prices since putting their homes on the market, according to the property website Zoopla, as the slowdown in the housing market forces sellers to be more realistic about their expectations.

The website found that 33% of properties listed as for sale had been discounted at least once, the highest proportion since August 2012. The average price reduction is 6.7% of the original asking price, or £24,429.

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HDFC to raise $500 million real estate private equity fund 17.12.2014 ET: Finance / Insurance
HDFC plans to raise part of the private equity fund from investors, including Government of Singapore Investment Corp (GIC).
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Time limit fixed for 26 more services in Odisha 17.12.2014 Sify Finance
The state government today approved inclusion of 26 new services of three departments in the Odisha Right to Public Services Act (ORPSA) 2012, meant to provide government services within fixed time
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Lowest-ever 10-year mortgage deals launched as inflation falls - The Guardian 16.12.2014 mortgage - Google News
Lowest-ever 10-year mortgage deals launched as inflation falls The Guardian Santander this morning launched its lowest-ever 10-year mortgage pegged at 3.44% until 2024, aimed at home buyers able to stump up a 40% deposit. The new mortgage, which the bank claims is the cheapest in the market, is the latest in a surge of ...
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Home loan for tea workers 15.12.2014 Telegraph: Front Page
The Assam cabinet today decided to provide home loans to tea workers and employment opportunities to 3,800 physically challenged persons in the state.
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LIC Housing Finance sees uptake in home loans 14.12.2014 TOI: India Business
Though the real estate sector in the country has slowed down, LIC Housing Finance Ltd (LIC HFL) is seeing a surge in demand for housing loans for the budget to mid-income home market.
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There seems to be no property bubble yet in India: Ratna Sahay 14.12.2014 Sify Finance
Amid talk of an asset bubble in the country, housing prices overall are not yet a concern. But policy makers should closely monitor and take action if prices begin to rise too fast, Ratna
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Reits work better than direct investment in realty 14.12.2014 Sify Finance
For most people, owning a property is their biggest investment. One always thinks of investing in real estate as it fetches reasonable returns in the long run. However, directly investing in real
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LIC Housing Finance Ltd sees uptake in home loans 13.12.2014 TOI: India Business
Though the real estate sector in the country has slowed down, LIC Housing Finance Ltd (LIC HFL) is seeing a surge in demand for housing loans for the %budget to mid-income home market.
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Generation Y have every right to be angry at baby boomers' share of wealth 11.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

The Grattan report shows that older Australians are capturing a growing share of wealth, while younger Australians are being shut out of the housing market

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Northern Rock will have to compensate ‘no-loss’ borrowers – high court 10.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Taxpayer must pick up £260m bill for state-owned bank’s error, despite no one being out of pocket

Christmas has come early for more than 40,000 people who had a personal loan with Northern Rock after the high court ruled they are in line for windfalls averaging £6,000 each. They are set to be quids-in despite the fact that none of them are said to have lost out financially. And the taxpayer will be picking up the £261m bill.

Most, if not all, of those set to benefit took out Northern Rock’s now-notorious Together mortgage, which allowed people to borrow up to 125% of a property’s value.

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Axis' fixed rate home loans cut to 10.4% 10.12.2014 TOI: India Business
Axis Bank on Tuesday cut interest rates on its fixed rate home loans by 135 basis points to offer up to 20-year mortgages for 10.40% - one of the cheapest in the market.
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Axis Bank offers 20-year fixed home loan rate of 10.4% 9.12.2014 TOI: India Business
Axis Bank on Tuesday launched a 20-year home loan scheme at a fixed rate of 10.40 per cent for loans of up to Rs 50 lakh.
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Axis Bank offers 20-year fixed home loan rate of 10.4% 9.12.2014 DNA: Top News
Axis Bank on Tuesday launched a 20-year home loan scheme at a fixed rate of 10.40% for loans of up to Rs 50 lakh. The limited period offer is only for affordable housing segment for loan size of up to Rs 50 lakh. The new offer is 25 bps, or 0.25%, above its base rate (below which it cannot lend), currently pegged at 10.15%. Axis Bank President for Retail Lending Jairam Sridharan told PTI that "it is a question of principles, whether to bear the interest rate risks as an institution or pass it on to the customer. We felt we should give the customer a choice." The bank customers can also switch from fixed to a floating interest rate plan by paying a fee or go for a foreclosure at fee of 2% of the outstanding principal amount, he said. Asked about the Reserve Bank abolishing pre-payment fees for mortgage loans, Sridharan said the RBI rule is applicable only for floating rate products and not fixed rate loans. On the efficacy of the product, especially in a scenario where interest levels are expected to ...
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Kotak Bank plans for biz growth of 18% 9.12.2014 Sify Finance
Kotak Mahindra Bank expects to grow its consumer banking business by 18 per cent, on the back of a robust service sector and improved asset quality, Shanti Ekambaram, president (consumer banking) at
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Bank of England: half a million housebuyers face mortgage arrears - The Guardian 8.12.2014 mortgage - Google News
Bank of England: half a million housebuyers face mortgage arrears The Guardian Financial markets do not anticipate the first rise to come before the second half of 2015 but the Bank is exploring the impact of tighter policy on households where more than 40% of income is spent on mortgage repayments, since these housebuyers are ...
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