Category Archives: Housing Market

5 questions to ask yourself if you’re unmarried and buying a house

Like an increasing number of couples in the UK, you and your partner might be considering buying your first home without getting married. This could be because you want to get a foot onto the property ladder as quickly as … 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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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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95% remortgages available

There has been lots of talk about the new Government Schemes helping people get on the ladder. But what about the people who are already on the ladder? Well we have a lender that can help people remortgage up to … 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 and auto loans prices, pent up demand … Continue reading

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Top 5 reasons to choose a 5 year Fixed Rate mortgage

Are you wondering whether to go for a 2, 3, 4 or 5 year fixed rate mortgage?  Over the past few months there have been some great headline rates on offer for short term deals – but are they really … Continue reading

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Mortgage rates reach record low

In recent months, some of the best mortgage rates I’ve ever seen have come onto the market. There’s no doubt that the Funding for Lending Scheme, the joint initiative of the Government and Bank of England to get lenders lending … Continue reading

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What goes down must come up – Standard Variable Rates head north

Halifax, RBS One Account customers and now Bank of Ireland customers have all been told in recent days that their Standard Variable Rates are going up. Why? It is the cost of funding we are told. Well, given that we … Continue reading

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