Category Archives: First Time Buyers

How can a first time buyer get a mortgage?

They say buying a house is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make, and for any first time buyer this is a daunting prospect. The mortgage market can be a difficult place to navigate and this is especially … Continue reading

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Right to Buy in Scotland

Help to buy is near enough finished in Scotland, however if you are still trying to get this sorted out, please give our specialist team a call. Anyone who is to make the purchase needs to be named on the … Continue reading

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Help to Buy – The facts

Here are the facts about Help to Buy written in plain English to help you understand whether either of these finance schemes are right for you. Who is Help to Buy aimed at? Help to buy is aimed at those … Continue reading

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Why Nationwide’s large increase in profit is good news

Here is an article from the Daily Mail saying about Nationwide’s recent increase in profits and lending and Mark’s comments about why this is good news. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/markets/article-2507789/Nationwide-takes-fight-banks-profits-leap-155-mortgage-lending-soars-nearly-4billion-just-months.html

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The Return of the First Time Buyer

This week the Council of Mortgage Lender’s latest data has confirmed what we have been seeing first hand, namely that this year the first time buyer has returned. The mix of stable house prices, pent up demand and lenders launching … Continue reading

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What mortgages are available? A few pointers

OK so you have decided to move/buy/remortgage, but like most people starting out don’t know if there are any lenders in the market able/willing to help and the scare stories in the press make it look like there is no-one … Continue reading

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