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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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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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BREXIT: The proof is in the pudding

Since the BREXIT announcement there has been a lot of uncertainty among industry experts about the future of the UK housing market. Many warned of severe downturns and buyer confidence dwindling with a leave vote. The RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) noted that buyer demand rose for the first time in 7 months during September. There are still a […]

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Remortgaging for Home Improvements

There’s never been a better time to consider making some home improvements. They’ll not only enhance your living space and give your home a new lease of life but if considered correctly they could also add value to your home. With the new low interest rate, there will be even more savings to be made by remortgaging so here’s some ideas of […]

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First Time Buyers

The facts since the BREXIT vote

We thought you might like to know just a few of the facts since the Brexit vote…. It has been just over a month since our nation voted to exit the EU. There has been much speculation as to what the economy will look like, huge changes in Government, 100’s of reports with a mix of good and bad as […]

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Retirement planning

Retirement: Planning to downsize?

The former pensions minister Steve Webb gives his views on why downsizing your home to increase retirement income is an unrealistic goal. Steve Webb told the BBC that this retirement plan could best be described as ‘downsizing delusion’ which is a worrying statement for the three million people planning to rely on their homes for a pension. “Most people doing so […]

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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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