Category: Finance

Could buyers soon see the back of ‘Gazumping’?

It has emerged in recent weeks that the government could soon look to ban ‘Gazumping’. A fundamental move which will prevent millions of house sales falling through each year, and avoiding the disappointment faced by buyers.

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100% Family Springboard Mortage launched

Earlier this month we saw the return of the 100% mortgage, launched by Barclays and aimed at first time buyers struggling to raise cash deposits.

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Flipping Homes

How can we make better use of the homes we already have? Buying a home to do up and sell on, is of course, driven by the underlying desire to make a profit, but there are also big benefits for … Continue reading

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See in the New Year with a spruce up of your household spending

Christmas is now a distant memory and we are well into a New Year. With a clean sheet and so much to look forward to, now is a great time of year to re-evaluate your household spending.  

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Will buying a second home incur the new, higher stamp duty?

The announcement in George Osborne’s Autumn statement regarding the higher rate of stamp duty land tax has left a few people confused and worried about what this means for them.

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Savings boost for first time buyers

The new Help to Buy ISA is a government backed scheme available to first time buyers looking to save money for a deposit towards their first home.

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All I want for Christmas…. is my perfect pad!

Are you dreaming of hanging your stocking by the side of welcoming fireplace, a living room large enough for a tastefully decorated tree, a well organised kitchen bursting with festive aromas and a dining room large enough to host Christmas … Continue reading

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Popularity of Help to Buy scheme increases

Research has revealed that the number of properties sold under the Government’s Help to Buy scheme reached its highest level in June.

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