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What does the property market look like going into 2021?

What does the property market look like going into 2021?

 04 January 2021
The fireworks have dazzled, the champagne has fizzed and the new year is here. But after such an unpredictable 2020, can anyone claim to know what 2021 will bring? Rather than take a guess (albeit a pretty educated one, if we do say so ourselves) we are going to explore what the housing market looks like now.

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Demand and delays in the housing market

Demand and delays in the housing market

 02 November 2020
Back in July, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a stamp duty holiday. Cue the cheers of prospective buyers who could save thousands of pounds as a result. However, fast forward to now and the housing market is facing significant delays due to the huge surge in buyers looking to take advantage of the holiday. This could mean many may miss out on getting their purchase through before the deadline in March 2021. So, how can you give yourself the best chance of moving before the stamp duty holiday ends?

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Has coronavirus made you rethink your protection?

Has coronavirus made you rethink your protection?

 29 October 2020
Recent research has revealed that coronavirus has dramatically changed the way people, particularly younger people, view life and health insurance. The pandemic has altered nearly every aspect of life as we know it, so it’s no surprise that is has had an impact on how people view protection.

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Remortgaging in the time of coronavirus

Remortgaging in the time of coronavirus

 02 October 2020
Autumn has arrived and with it the sense of something hovering over the horizon – no, not Christmas, something more exciting… peak remortgage season. The next few months often see increased demand for remortgages and this year may be even busier due to the pandemic. Now is the time to start doing your research.

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Help to Buy build deadline extended

Help to Buy build deadline extended

 01 September 2020
The government recently announced the deadline for building work under the current Help to Buy scheme will be extended from December 2020 to February 2021. The extension allows an additional two months to complete properties and is intended to mitigate the impact of coronavirus. It is welcome news for thousands of buyers whose purchases looked sure to fall through.

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The pros and cons of Mortgage Payment Holidays

The pros and cons of Mortgage Payment Holidays

 24 June 2020
The end of June signifies the end of the initial three month period of Mortgage Payment Holidays announced in March. However, with the recent announcement of the extension of the scheme until 31st October, many property owners will be asking whether they should extend or apply for a Mortgage Payment Holiday

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What's next for you in the property market?

What's next for you in the property market?

 22 May 2020
With many lenders resuming physical valuations on properties in England, the property market seems to breathing back into life. Coupled with the majority of housebuilders returning to building sites, there is renewed hope for whatever stage of property ownership you’re at. But what does it mean for you? We hope to answer some of the questions you may have.

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Protect what matters, before it matters

Protect what matters, before it matters

 24 April 2020
One lesson this pandemic has taught all of us is that you can never be too prepared for when things go wrong. Of course, events like global pandemics are incredibly difficult to predict, and I’m sure that if we could go back six months many of us would take out insurance policies to protect our income and health in these difficult times.

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House prices close to all-time highs

House prices close to all-time highs

 02 March 2020
Since the end of 2019 confidence in the housing market has been growing. The housing market has continued to rebound in 2020 boosted by some political certainty and a release in the pent-up demand that has built up over the last few years for the buying and selling of properties.

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Buy to Let mortgages are getting cheaper

Buy to Let mortgages are getting cheaper

 31 January 2020
2019 was an interesting year for the Buy to Let market as more landlords chose to use a limited company structure to purchase their properties, with this trend likely to continue into 2020. Research from Precise Mortgages found that 62 per cent of landlords with 10 properties or fewer intend to purchase their next buy to let property within a limited company structure.

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