Monthly Archives: July 2021

Do Scottish house prices near a Waitrose really outperform those further away?

It’s become common folklore that house prices near a Waitrose outperform those further away. The claim comes from a 2016 Lloyds Banking Group study, which coined the phrase the “Waitrose effect” for the mysterious rise in house prices in the … Continue reading

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3 important reasons first-time buyers should always use a mortgage broker

Mortgage brokers have become even more important to first-time buyers over the past year, according to figures published in the FT Adviser in May. Half of all first-time buyers used a mortgage broker over the year from March 2020 to … Continue reading

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Why the impact of inflation might mean your mortgage costs you more

Inflation reached 2.5% in June, as a reopened UK economy saw a spending boom across restaurants, bars, and leisure activities. While this may feel like a far-off issue for you, inflation can have a tangible impact on your personal finances … Continue reading

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