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Hove property prices

Hove crowned England and Wales most sought after postcode

The Hove BN3 postcode has been awarded the accolade of, most sought-after postcode in England and Wales, for home buyers aged between 25 and 44. The research conducted by Lloyds Bank revealed that for the third year in a row Hove has come top of the annual ranking. We’re sure the weekend’s premiership promotion for the towns’ beloved football team […]

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Overpayment mortgage

Should I overpay on my mortgage?

If you have additional disposable income at the end of the month, choosing to pay more into your mortgage may be a good option. If you have recently received a promotion, got a pay rise or for whatever reason find you have some additional disposable income at the end of each month, then you may be considering over payment on […]

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schools increase house prices

Good Schools increase local property prices

Government research confirms that properties located close to good Primary and Secondary schools adds considerable value to house prices.   The department for education research found property prices are 8% higher within the catchment area of the best performing primary schools, and 6.8% higher near the best secondary schools. The average house price in Sussex is £352,335 so at the […]

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Stamp Duty

Could the way Stamp Duty works be changing?

Are changes to Stamp Duty afoot? Yorkshire Building Society have made a statement ahead of the spring budget calling for Stamp Duty to become a tax on sellers, not buyers. This is in an attempt to improve the situation for struggling first time buyers. The threshold on stamp duty was increased to £125,000 in 2006 to keep up with house […]

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mortgage affordability

Myth Busting: Mortgage Affordability Myths

Mortgage affordability myths busted. 2017 has got off to a great start. Lenders are fighting to lend with super low interest rates, our business is going strong and enquiries from first time buyers and home movers continue to grow. Of course, some of this is down to you…. so we’d like to say a quick thank you for all the […]

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Brighton property prices

Brighton & Hove Property Prices

Brighton and Hove property prices have risen again showing that Brighton is living up to its ‘London-By-The-Sea’ reputation. The average house price is now £342,959. The previous high in 2007 saw average property prices reach £257,108 and we’ve managed to trump this by a staggering 33%. Prices have risen across the rest of the Country too though, meaning that property […]

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Mortgage ready Sussex

Are you Mortgage Ready?

Improve your chances of succeeding with your mortgage application? Improve your chances of being accepted for your first choice mortgage and speed up the mortgage process with these top tips. Start preparing early. If you are thinking about buying for the first time, remortgaging or moving home this year then try to be mortgage ready 3 months ahead of time. […]

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