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How to compare the best mortgage rates following BoE increasing base rate

November 21, 2017

The Bank of England recently increased its base rate for the first time in a decade. This historic interest rate rise to 0.5% may have been expected – but it has raised lots of questions, nonetheless. What does the rise mean for mortgages? Is now the right time to fix? What does it mean for first-time […]

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Surging UK house prices spell challenging times for aspiring homeowners

August 11, 2015

House prices in England and Wales have soared to all time highs, surpassing previous records at the peak of the 2007 property boom, according to figures released from the Land Registry. The average cost of a property rose sharply by 1.1% to £181,619 in June and witnessed increases of as much as 5.4% per annum. […]

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Tips on Obtaining a Quality Mortgage for First-Time Home Buyers

November 15, 2013

If you are a first-time homebuyer, finding the best mortgage terms can be difficult. Though a mortgage is a product like a car or anything else you buy, it is likely to be the biggest purchase you ever make in your life. For this reason, it is imperative to go into the market prepared and […]

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Five Things Real Estate Learned During a Shut Down

October 24, 2013

The government shutdown could negatively impact the US real estate market. Here are five ways it’s already hurting. The government shutdown affects most people in the United States in one way or another. For the real estate market, some hard lessons are learned from this federal government break. In this industry, which is still trying […]

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More houses, more money: fueling the economy with help to buy (infographic)

August 22, 2013

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The Housing Market Rebound: Will it Last?

June 5, 2013

Analysts across the board agree that the dismal downward spiral of the United States housing market finally reached bottom in early 2012. Since then, average home prices have risen nearly 8 percent, according to Forbes Magazine. While the housing market has irrevocably changed since the recession, the general consensus is that it’s now turned a […]

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How Bankruptcy can Keep You from Losing Your Home

May 23, 2013

(U. S. Property Law and generally) Distressed homeowners facing foreclosure should be aware that there is a way to stop foreclosure, restructure debt, and regain control of your finances. No, it is not a get-rich-quick scheme, it is called reorganizational bankruptcy. More commonly known as Chapter 13 bankruptcy, this type of legal filing allows home […]

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Equity Release Lifetime Mortgages could Lift 1.6 Million UK Pensioners Permanently out of Poverty

April 17, 2013

Struggling pensioners often find themselves asset-rich, but cash-poor – by that we mean have little by the way of income, but have a lot of wealth tied up in assets such as property. A panel of experts have launched a report in to the number of pensioners are now living in poverty and how many […]

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Tax Advantage to Higher Loan to Value Buy to Let Mortgages

February 14, 2013

The rental industry has grown from strength to strength in the last few years are more and more people resort to long term renting. The private residential lettings market in the UK is big business – and its look set to continue well in to 2013/2014. Record low mortgage interest rates and high rental yields […]

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Purchasing A Mortgage: Where to Start

January 22, 2013

Guest post regarding purchasing a mortgage in the UK. Moving house is always stressful, especially the first time, when you simply don’t know what might crop up at the last minute. The paperwork can seem daunting, but it’s not too complicated once you know exactly what you need to do yourself and what should be […]

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