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First-time buyers settle for second-best

Updated: 31st July 2015 - First Published: 31st July 2015 Buying a first home will be a dream come true for just about everyone, but it seems that many prospective buyers are willing to make significant sacrifices in order to make that dream a reality. Read More...

Borrowers get cash injection through remortgaging

Updated: 30th July 2015 - First Published: 30th July 2015 For some borrowers, remortgaging is a way to move down the loan-to-value (LTV) scale and benefit from lower rates, but research suggests that others are taking advantage of the competitive environment to go in the other direction. Read More...

MORTGAGE ALERT: Fixed deals cheaper than variable

Updated: 28th July 2015 - First Published: 28th July 2015 If you’re looking for a mortgage, you generally have one of two options – you can opt for the security of a fixed rate, or the lower cost of a variable deal. But does that still ring true? Perhaps not... Read More...

Could you cope with a mortgage rate rise?

Updated: 20th July 2015 - First Published: 20th July 2015 Last week, Governor of the Bank of England hinted that base rate could start rising around the turn of the year. This would inevitably lead to mortgage rates following suit, but the question is, could you cope with it? Read More...

Mortgage rates hit ANOTHER new record!

Updated: 09th July 2015 - First Published: 09th July 2015 It’s official – average mortgage rates have fallen even further! It’s a seriously good time to be a homebuyer at the moment (and arguably, an even better time to be a remortgagor), because it’s never been cheaper to finance that new home. Read More...

How to choose an estate agent

Updated: 08th July 2015 - First Published: 08th July 2015 If you’re thinking of moving home, one of the most important things you’ll have to do is find an estate agent. But that can be easier said than done – estate agents often get a bad rep, but there are some good ones out there. Here’s how to find them… Read More...

MORTGAGE ALERT: Rocketing number of FTB deals

Updated: 06th July 2015 - First Published: 06th July 2015 It’s a great time to be a homebuyer at the moment. Not only are mortgage rates falling, but there's great news for first-time buyers – the number of mortgages available to them has hit the highest level since 2007! Read More...

Nearly half of buyers are FTBs

Updated: 03rd July 2015 - First Published: 03rd July 2015 After years of frustrated efforts to get one foot on the housing ladder, first-time buyers (FTBs) are finally starting to find their place in the housing market. Read More...

Number of fee-free mortgages quadruples!

Updated: 29th June 2015 - First Published: 29th June 2015 First mortgage rates descended to reach new lows, and now providers are upping the ante on fees in a bid to boost their all-round competitiveness. Read More...

Demand for housing rises

Updated: 29th June 2015 - First Published: 29th June 2015 Now that the uncertainty of the general election has been put behind us, more and more people are clamouring for a new home, with May witnessing the highest year-on-year demand for 10 years. Read More...


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