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2018 August

House prices still too high? 3,000 affordable homes soon to be built.

August 24th, 2018|Categories: Home Buying, Insurance|Tags: |

There has long been a common understanding, that homes are now becoming more unaffordable by the day. For many it seems as if long-term renting has seemed the more reasonable option, with young people truly believing that owning their own home is, unfortunately, an unobtainable goal. Well, change may be on its way! Legal and [...]

2018 April

Home Conveyancing – Only 28% feel informed!

April 29th, 2018|Categories: Home Buying|Tags: , |

Home Conveyancing customers - Only 28% feel informed, are you one? Or are you part of the 55% frustrated by a lack of communication? Some of the most interesting factors in the technological age are the transitions that have been seen across all sectors, and especially towards customer communication and service. Nowadays, if the website [...]

Right time to look for a new home – best mortgage rates for 4 years

April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Home Buying|Tags: |

The housing market is one that seems to be forever fluctuating. One minute you’re being told that it is a bad time to sell, then a bad time to buy, that it could be better to rent, or just stay put. Well, statistics released this week are actually on a positive note! With mortgage rates [...]

2018 March

Social housing no longer a priority for councils

March 20th, 2018|Categories: Home Buying|Tags: , |

3 reasons social housing is at an all-time low In the post-war years, social housing was seen somewhat as a necessity for many. Parts of the country were still in recovery from the bombings of WWII, and it became a priority that there would be housing and education for all. Therefore, there was a significant [...]

2018 February

Why buy-to-lets are now pushed for first-time buyers

February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Home Buying|Tags: , |

Barclays bank is the first of the big UK lenders to encourage first-time buyers to invest into a buy-to-let scheme. The idea is aimed at those who ‘cannot get onto the property ladder’ in their own area, typically the more southern regions of the country, and means that the property owner will not live in [...]

2018 January

Has anything really changed for first-time buyers?

January 14th, 2018|Categories: Home Buying|Tags: |

Stamp Duty - Has anything really changed for first-time buyers? Sounds like its’ great news for first-time buyers across the country! Now, instead of paying Stamp Duty for homes valued at £125,000 or above, Philip Hammond recently announced that this threshold has now been moved up to homes at £300,000+. At face value this sounds [...]

Young people choosing travel as property ladder is too high

January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Home Buying, Money|Tags: |

For the young people of this generation, or ‘millennials’ as the preferred term by the Media, the notion of investing in a mortgage and grab a rung on the property ladder doesn’t seem achievable. Housing price inflation is at a concerning point, and politically the world looks turbulent to say the least! So what replaces [...]

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