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Weekly UK property news round-up 29-09-09

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Every week we give you a selection of the best property articles from the national newspapers, so you won’t miss a thing.

Return of the mortgage tricks
Conditions for banks are back to pre-credit crunch levels but lenders are pushing potentially poor deals to trap borrowers

Sunday Times, Elizabeth Colman

Turmoil eases for bank mortgage lending
Mortgage lending stabilised last month as rising approvals for house purchases were offset by falling levels of remortgage activity, figures released yesterday indicated.

James Charles, The Times

Student special: staying in good digs or a place fit for pigs?
Student accommodation: finding somewhere nice to live is a worry for students and parents.

Anna Tyzack, The Telegraph

All aboard the Marrakesh express
A curious blend of Arabic culture and modern style has led Marrakesh to become a celebrity playground. But a fall in prices means there are rich pickings to be had for the wise investor.

By Anna Tyzack in Marrakesh, The Telegraph

Britain’s best self-build: judging begins
Judging has started for this year’s Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating awards

Anna Tyzack, The Daily Telegraph

House prices edge ahead, but only in the South
House prices edged ahead by 0.2 per cent during September, as the number of people looking to rent a home has also picked up.

Chris Irvine, The Daily Telegraph

Word on the street: How can solicitors take so long to do so little?
Someone should find a way to speed up the buying/ selling process.

Anna Tyzack, The Daily Telegraph

Mansfield offers 100% mortgage
Mansfield Building Society, a Nottinghamshire lender with 25,000 depositors, has begun offering a 100 per cent mortgage to first-time homeowners buying in partnership with a housing association.

By David Fickling,

Room to breed: Spacious new homes designed for families are back in fashion
With fewer buy-to let investors, new-builds have taken a turn for the better in their aim to give families room to breathe. Buyers no longer need worry about living on top of one another or not having enough room for the microwave.

By Natalia Gameson , Daily Mail

House price fall slows to lowest level in a year
The annual drop in house prices in England and Wales has slowed to its lowest level in a year.

Elizabeth Judge, Timesonline

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