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Mortgage-savvy millennials

Mortgage-savvy millennials When it comes to their mortgage, are younger people making better financial decisions than their older counterparts? The term 'millennial generation' applies to people born somewhere between 1980 and 2000, a 20-year span which also saw a huge rise in property prices. At
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Do you know your credit rating?

Do you know your credit rating? If you're looking to take your first steps onto the housing ladder you may have sacrificed your takeaways and holidays to save the deposit and scoured hundreds of houses online. But have your checked your credit history? Even if
conveyancing

How to choose a good conveyancer

Conveyancing is an important part of the home buying process, and it’s important to note it’s required when both buying and selling a property.

So what should you consider when choosing a property solicitor to carry out your conveyancing? It’s important to use a qualified property solicitor who’ll be able to take care of a range of issues on your behalf, including:

fixed rate mortgage

Thinking of fixing your mortgage?

Thinking of fixing your mortgage? If you think an increase in your mortgage repayments could have a negative impact on your lifestyle or financial wellbeing, you may want to consider fixing your mortgage. With a fixed rate mortgage, your payments are set at a certain
Mortgages

The ninth largest lender

The ninth largest lender 34% of first-time buyers relied on their parents for financial help, making the bank of mum and dad’, the equivalent of the UK’s ninth largest lender in 2017. If you're trying to get on the housing ladder, you'll know how hard
First Time Buyers

Buying for the first time

Buying for the first time? For first time buyers, getting onto the property ladder may seem like a daunting process, but there is help available. With demand outstripping supply in many areas, the average UK house price has been pushed beyond the reach of many
downsizing your home

Parent landlords

Parent landlords With house prices rising faster than salaries, the younger generation face having to find a much bigger multiple of their income to buy a home, compared to their baby-boomer parents. Couple this with rising rent payments that stifle the ability to raise a
Mortgage Advisers

Buying for the first time?

Buying for the first time? For first-time buyers, getting onto the property ladder may seem a daunting process, but there’s more help available than you might think. With supply and demand at an imbalance, the average UK house price has been pushed beyond the reach
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Pack up your troubles

Pack up your troubles Moving home can be stressful, especially if you’re new to the property ladder. But, by following a few simple tips, you can help ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible. Seek mortgage advice Try and get a mortgage offer in
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Help to Buy schemes proving successful

Help to Buy schemes proving successful Over 160,000 people have been able to achieve home-ownership thanks to the government’s Help to Buy housing schemes. Of those, 118,000 were first time buyers, the average house price was £189,795 (significantly under the national average of £292,000), more