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Goodbye to the Help to Buy Guarantee

Updated: 05th December 2016 - First Published: 05th December 2016 On 31 December, phase two of the Help to Buy initiative will be withdrawn from the market. It’s certainly done wonders for the high loan-to-value sector, so we thought we’d take a closer look at the significance of the scheme and the effect it’s had. Read More...

Remortgaging bounces back

Updated: 30th November 2016 - First Published: 30th November 2016 Remortgaging has been enjoying a welcome boost in recent months, despite September’s slight dip, with many homeowners capitalising on record low mortgage rates to boost their finances. Read More...

Bank of Mum and Dad holds the (house) key

Updated: 29th November 2016 - First Published: 29th November 2016 The Bank of Mum and Dad is an important source of finance for many young adults, and it seems that they still hold the key – in more ways than one. Read More...

Fee-free mortgages on the rise

Updated: 29th November 2016 - First Published: 29th November 2016 Mortgage rates may be at record lows, but for some people, the extra costs associated can make switching deals a financial impossibility. It’ll come as welcome news, then, that the number of fee-free deals has more than doubled over the past year! Read More...

London property now 14x earnings

Updated: 25th November 2016 - First Published: 25th November 2016 The Autumn Statement may have promised support for more affordable housing, but as it stands we are still confronted by house prices that are 6.5 times the average wage across the UK, with a whopping 14.1 price to earnings ratio in London. Read More...

Brits more likely to switch energy than mortgage

Updated: 24th November 2016 - First Published: 24th November 2016 When was the last time you switched mortgage? Chances are, it was a while ago – consumers are more than twice as likely to switch energy tariff than mortgage deal, despite the fact that savings from the former can add up to thousands of pounds. Read More...

Would you give up luxuries to buy your dream home?

Updated: 23rd November 2016 - First Published: 23rd November 2016 Saving up for your dream home can seem like an impossible task, with many having to make sacrifices to reach their goal. However, some are reluctant, with research revealing the little luxuries that would-be buyers aren’t prepared to give up. Read More...

Top tips for selling your home in winter

Updated: 22nd November 2016 - First Published: 22nd November 2016 The housing market is renowned for being quieter in winter, as the cold and short days encourage many sellers to postpone putting their house on the market until spring. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any buyers looking for a home! Read More...

Average five-year mortgage rate falls below 3%

Updated: 14th November 2016 - First Published: 14th November 2016 Homeowners have been able to reap the rewards of falling mortgage rates over the last few years, and it isn’t just the two-year sector that’s benefiting, with figures showing that the average five-year deal has fallen below 3.00% for the first time. Read More...

House price confidence takes a hit

Updated: 14th November 2016 - First Published: 14th November 2016 Many of us have been used to continued house price rises, but it can’t be denied that the pace of growth has been slowing in recent months. As such, some people are questioning whether the price of their home will be higher in a year’s time. Read More...


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