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Owning Your Dream Home

Consider re-mortgaging

If you own your own home, you’ve probably heard a bit about re-mortgaging (it’s where you switch lenders without moving home). And I cannot stress enough how worthwhile it is to consider re-mortgaging if you are coming to the end of a mortgage product or did so in the last few years. The benefits of re-mortgaging at the moment are […]

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Mortgage Rate Trends

Mortgage Rate Trends for 2015

Kevin Dunks, Founder of Number One Mortgages and adviser, gives his prediction of mortgage rate trends in 2015 It seems unbelievable, but many people-in-the-know are predicting that mortgages in 2015 may be EVEN MORE competitive than last year! In fact, I think we’re in the middle of a mortgage rate war with rates set to become even more competitive as lenders battle […]

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Hove Property

Brighton buy to let hotspot

Brighton has been recognised as a buy to let hotspot – This might not come as a surprise to those living in one of the thousands of rental properties in the City. But what might be a surprise is that Yorkshire and Oxfordshire (who also featured on the list) deliver an average higher rate of 6.3% yield, against the 5.6% […]

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Property Market Predictions

Want to satisfy the new affordability rules?

When the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) came into play on 26th April it created mixed feelings, this is more commonly known as ‘new affordability rules’ in the news. While people agreed that, in theory, it was a good idea to make more detailed enquiries around mortgage applications, there were many concerns flagged.

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