Category: Buying Property

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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Buy to let homes face higher stamp duty

The chancellor has announced that people buying second homes will have to pay a higher rate of stamp duty. From April 2016 an extra 3% surcharge will be added to each stamp duty band.

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Are the days of lengthy chains coming to an end?

Today approximately 33% of second hand houses are sold chain free, compared to only 10% ten years ago, with 2015 having the highest proportion year to date.    

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Rental prices on the rise for one beds

The recent September issue of Landbays Rental Index has reported an annual rise in rental prices in the UK of 3.9% for one bedroom properties. The report suggests the reason for such growth is down to the huge increase in … Continue reading

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Have you considered Part-Exchange?

Whether you’re moving up the property ladder or choosing to downsize, a successful move will always be dependent on a timely and efficient sale. However, selling property isn’t always easy.

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Does your credit score affect your home move?

Moving home means a big ‘to do’ list. With contracts to read through if you are renting, finding a solicitor if you are buying and organising your removals. However looking at your credit score should be on there.

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Can you beat the affordability gap?

Recent findings from the Office of National Statistics has revealed that the price gap between the UK’s most expensive homes and the cheapest has increased. But is it still possible to find lower priced homes in the country’s most expensive … Continue reading

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The attainable property dream

New research lifts the lid on the UK’s dream home…..

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