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Property and Mortgage Market Predictions 2018

Mortgage and Property Market Predictions for 2018

Summary of 2017 and our predictions for 2018 Initially, let’s look back over 2017 with a short round-up of key industry news. Before giving you our predictions for the coming year to help you make decisions about your financial circumstance and objectives. 2017 round-up • Halifax’s House Price Index showed an annual increase of 2.7% during 2017 • Mortgage rates […]

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Use Rightmove like a pro

How to use Rightmove like a pro

Make house hunting simpler Rightmove is crucial to a successful property search nowadays as the UK’s leading property listings website. With supply vs demand on housing still outbalanced. It is likely you will find yourself competing with several other home buyers during your search for a property that’s right for you. You can stay ahead of the competition with these simple tips on […]

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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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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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The parent landlord trend continues to grow

Exploring the growing trend of parent landlords. As the younger generation struggle towards home ownership we are seeing a marked increase in the number of parents buying and renting second properties to their children. The average first time buyer is in their mid-thirties before taking their first step on to the property ladder which has led to more than 1.4 […]

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