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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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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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The Bank of Mum and Dad – Now one of the UK’s top 10 mortgage lenders.

A recent report from the Centre for Economics and Business Research has hailed ‘The Bank of Mum and Dad’ as one of the UK’s top 10 mortgage lenders. The report has estimated that over 300,000 property transactions this year will have the deposits funded by parents which is a staggering 25% of all properties bought with a mortgage. It is expected that overall […]

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Property and Mortgage Market Predictions 2016

It’s hard to believe we’re well in to Spring, it seems like only last week we were toasting in the New Year. They say time flies when you’re having fun and it’s been an extremely busy first quarter to the year here at Number One Mortgages. This is usually a good indication of some significant changes in the property and […]

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Leasehold Property, when should you extend your lease?

Leasehold Property, understanding lease extensions. If you have purchased or are purchasing a property as a leasehold, it is worthwhile understanding your statutory rights for a lease extension. The Act enables leaseholders to apply for a further 90 year lease which will be added to your current, unexpired lease term. To qualify for this application you will have to have […]

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