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House Prices To Rise 2% in 2020

Posted by on Jan 27, 2020 in Mortgage News | 0 comments

House Prices To Rise 2% in 2020

Experts believe 2020 will see around a 2% rise in house prices. House prices have changed a lot in the last 10 years. As we kickstart into another decade, what does the year ahead hold for the property market? Following last year’s election, the political certainty gives buyers and sellers a...

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Equity Release Should Family Be Involved ?

Posted by on Nov 16, 2019 in Equity Release | Comments Off on Equity Release Should Family Be Involved ?

Equity Release Should Family Be Involved ?

Should you involve family members when considering Equity Release. We always advise our clients to bring family members into the conversation as it may effect the amount of money left as part of an estate when someone dies. First of all, what is equity release?Essentially, equity release allows...

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First Time Buyers Tips

Posted by on Aug 10, 2019 in first time buyers | 0 comments

First Time Buyers Tips

First Time Buyers Guide Getting that first foot onto the property ladder isn’t always straightforward. However we have put together a short guide for First Time Buyers to cover the basics. Obviously this is general advice. But if you would like advice pertaining to your personal circumstances,...

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Our New Radio Adverts

Posted by on Mar 8, 2019 in Mortgage News, Personal Thoughts | 0 comments

Our New Radio Adverts

Our radio adverts have worked really well for us. They have opened up a brand new audience for our mortgage advisers. We could have gone down the same route as many other financial advisers who advertise on the radio with a boring male voiceover, but we wanted to have some fun. So Pete Sutton who...

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Understanding Stamp Duty

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in Conveyancing, Equity Release | 0 comments

Understanding Stamp Duty

If you are purchasing a house that costs over £125,000, you will have to pay what’s called a ‘Stamp Duty Land Tax’. This tax is payable for both freehold and leasehold properties, regardless of whether you are buying the property with a mortgage or outright. As the stamp duty tax is calculated...

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Landlord Tax Relief Changes

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Mortgage News | 0 comments

Landlord Tax Relief Changes

There are currently approximately two million private landlords in the UK according to research from HomeLet. Countrywide reported that 93% of its landlords have just one rental property. So the recent changes in Tax Relief by the last chancellor George Osborne are going to affect the long term...

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The Help To Buy Scheme

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in first time buyers | 0 comments

The Help To Buy Scheme

With a significant rise in housing prices and stagnating wages, getting onto the property ladder has proven out of reach for many UK residents. However, since the introduction of help to buy scheme in 2013, the government has now made it easier to own a property in England. The help to buy scheme,...

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