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Popular Mortgage Deals May 2019

Below are just a few of this month’s popular mortgage deals. Please get in touch with us to discuss any of these deals. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

May 1st, 2019|Mortgages|

Who is Help to Buy really helping?

The number of properties purchased using the government’s flagship Help to Buy equity loan scheme reached a record high in 2018, but is it the best way to get on the property ladder? Launched in April 2013, the initiative was set up to help buyers purchase a new-build with just a 5% deposit, backed by [...]

May 1st, 2019|Mortgages|

The importance of feeling physically and financially secure at home

Would you avoid buying in an area because of the crime rates? Research among estate agents by Churchill Home Insurance has found two thirds of potential homeowners are fearful of crime rates in the area they are looking to buy in. Estate agents estimate that 2.4% of house sales fall through as a direct result of [...]

April 3rd, 2019|Mortgages|

Would you buy a house with a load of strangers?

Here is a novel approach to getting on the property ladder, share your house with a whole load of strangers. It may seem like going back to your days as a student, but the Social Market Foundation has suggested co-living schemes, with individuals living in small bedrooms but with access to communal kitchens and living [...]

March 1st, 2019|Mortgages, Uncategorized|

Why Stamp Duty isn’t the only cost to consider when buying your property

First-time buyers continue to benefit from Stamp Duty exemptions. The latest HMRC data shows 241.300 first-time buyers have made use of the Stamp Duty relief that was introduced in November 2017. The exemption applies on the first £300,000 of a purchase for properties worth under £500,000. Not such a good tax for landlords First-time buyers [...]

February 1st, 2019|Mortgages|

What are your 2019 money saving resolutions?

From exercising more to just spending time with the family, it’s the season for new year’s resolutions, so could you make changes to the way you manage your money? Research by savings provider Marcus shows takeaways and alcohol are the most regretted purchases of 2018, followed by frivolous spending on the home. But there are [...]

January 2nd, 2019|Mortgages|

Does size matter when it comes your mortgage?

It is often said that it is grim up north, but not so if you are a home buyer with a small mortgage deposit. Surveyor firm e.surv has noted a shift towards low deposit home loans, particularly in Yorkshire, the North West and the Midlands. Based on mortgage applications it does surveys for, 24.6% of [...]

December 3rd, 2018|Mortgages|