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02 May
UK house prices fall again as buyers feel Brexit pinch
UK house prices fall again as buyers feel Brexit pinch

April saw UK house prices fall for the second consecutive month, according to data provided by Nationwide. This is the first time in almost five years that prices have fallen in two consecutive months, possibly indicating a time of economic uncertainty with weak salary growth and rising inflation. Growing concerns over the full impact of Brexit could see these numbers c...

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24 Apr
Three biggest mistakes by first time buyers
Three biggest mistakes by first time buyers

Dreaming about a new home? You’ll want to avoid the common errors most buyers make when they first hit the market. Buying a new home is an important decision which involves a significant financial commitment, and the preparations you make now can help protect you from making costly mistakes later. Here are three things to avoid: 1. Buying without expert advice The rise...

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22 Feb
Taking the plunge – are you ready for your first mortgage?
Taking the plunge – are you ready for your first mortgage?

There are some decisions in life you need to make in the moment and then see how they play out. The decision regarding your first mortgage is no way that type of decision. You need to evaluate your situation, weigh the pros and cons, and decide based on logic - not on emotion, and NOT on what everyone else is doing. Applying for a mortgage because your parents drilled i...

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14 Dec
Should you overpay on your mortgage?
Should you overpay on your mortgage?

If you have any surplus cash floating around you may be considering reducing the balance, and therefore the term, of your mortgage. Making overpayments on your mortgage can be a sound investment – it could save you tens of thousands of pounds in interest in the long term - but like any financial decision, there are many factors to take into account first. Check you...

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13 Oct
UK sees jump in mortgage applications post Brexit
UK sees jump in mortgage applications post Brexit

Despite the post Brexit vote jitters which saw a slump in mortgage applications, record low interest rates drew in buyers of all varieties from August onwards. After the historic vote for Britain to leave the European Union, the nation was holding its breath for the housing price collapse as warned by Remain campaigners. However, this appears to have been upended, with ...

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