Friday November 27, 2020

More haste, less speed in mortgage crisis

Any programme to help distressed borrowers must be properly targeted, writes Angela Keegan

26th March, 2011

Since the downturn began, the one bright light in the property market have been first-time buyers.

Throughout 2010, they were the main group buying homes - and the trend in 2011 appears to be the same.

One factor that all markets dislike - whether they’re financial, property or commodity markets - is uncertainty. The election of a new coalition government with a substantial majority is a positive development, as it allows people to plan for the future...

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