Category Archives: House Prices

Moving out of the city? 5 of the best UK seaside towns to move to

For many people, lockdown emphasised the importance of having space at home to relax outside of the four walls of your living room. Now, with many trading in office chat by the water cooler for home working and Zoom calls, … Continue reading

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What are 95% loan-to-value mortgages and how could they help you?

One of the most notable announcements from the chancellor’s spring Budget was the news that the government would be reintroducing government-backed, 95% loan-to-value (LTV) mortgages. Helping people get onto the property ladder was a key part of this government’s manifesto, … Continue reading

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What could happen to house prices in 2021?

House price predictions are famously difficult to make, as the specific circumstances that determine how things turn out will only be known in hindsight. Nearly every prediction for 2020 will have been blown out the window by the unprecedented pandemic, … Continue reading

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3 things that could affect your mortgage in 2021

The year 2020 was one that many people would rather forget. The coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on our day-to-day lives, affecting our health, happiness, and finances. One sector that experienced its fair share of ups and downs was the housing … Continue reading

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6 top tips to speed up the home-buying process

Finding your dream house is just the first of many steps in the home-buying process. In Scotland, it usually takes six to eight weeks between making an offer and being handed the keys to your new pad. In England, around … Continue reading

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The pros and cons of buying a new-build home

If you want to live in a house that’s brand new and spotlessly clean, you might be tempted to buy a new-build home. Figures compiled by Zoopla suggest the new-build market is starting to bounce back after coronavirus put a … Continue reading

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Why are lenders putting up rates and what does it mean for you?

Several mortgage lenders have increased interest rates over the past month, marking another blow for cash-strapped UK households. Halifax, NatWest and Nationwide are just some of the major lenders whose fixed-rate deals are more expensive than they were a few … Continue reading

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Revealed: Where to buy student Buy to Let property to generate great rental yields

Right now, many students are heading off to university and settling into their term-time homes. Finding good quality accommodation grows harder every year, thanks to a steadily increasing student population. In fact, according to UCAS, the number of undergraduate applicants … Continue reading

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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 and auto loans prices, pent up demand … Continue reading

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2012 – A set in stone look at what the future holds for mortgages, or at least our best guess.

For Mortgages, it is that time of year when ‘Industry experts’* are let loose in blogs and other media to let us all know what will be happening in the next year. They are always wrong. Wwhen the sheen of … Continue reading

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