Tag: Mortgages

Snakes and ladders; our housing journey

First time buyers are front of the pack in the Government’s drive for home ownership, with much recent housing policy aimed at supporting their first purchase. But once they become home owners their journey doesn’t end, even if the state … Continue reading

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Second step buyers

Money expert uSwitch are urging homeowners to plan ahead when preparing to purchase their next home due to variations in the value of different property types.

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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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Mum and Dad continue to bankroll their kids’ property purchases

Recent research from Legal & General has revealed that the ‘bank of mum and dad’ lends £5bn each year to help their children get a foot on the property ladder.

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Banks favour borrowers with a 25% deposit

Banks are tightening their criteria for lending money to borrowers. Official figures show that they are shunning those with lower deposits in favour of people who have more money to put down initially.

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MMR – A year on.

A new report from Experian has revealed that almost all the people who planned to buy a property last year since the introduction of the governments new affordability rules, have failed to do so.

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Mortgage rates continue to fall

Record low interest rates have already been seen in two and five year fixed rate mortgage plans, but recent figures show that it is four year fixed rate plans that have seen the starkest drop – with Chelsea Building Society’s … Continue reading

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Cheap mortgages are disappearing already

The cheapest mortgages on the market right now are slowly starting to be removed by banks.

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