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Base rate rise: How will you be affected?

Base rate rise: How will you be affected?

 03 January 2022
The Bank of England recently announced an increase to its base rate from 0.1% to 0.25%. This will inevitably have an affect on everyone in the country. With further increases potentially set to occur in the next couple of years – how could this change affect your mortgage, your finances and your day-to-day life.

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First homes: is now the time to buy?

First homes: is now the time to buy?

 03 December 2021
Although it is likely that interest and mortgage rates will increase as we hopefully head towards the light at the end of the COVID tunnel, there are still plenty of rates currently at an all-time low. The stamp duty holiday may be over, however the housing market is still in an exceedingly positive place with high demand and low interest rates.

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How you can save energy at home

How you can save energy at home

 04 October 2021
Now that summer is officially over and the cold winter months draw ever closer, there’s no doubt energy bills will be on the minds of many. To put your worries at ease, here are some top tips to help you save energy as the nights grow longer.

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Green Mortgages: is sustainability the way forward?

Green Mortgages: is sustainability the way forward?

 02 August 2021
The climate crisis is a real concern amongst most people in today’s world. More and more people are taking measures in their everyday lives in order to combat the effects of climate change – but can your living situation benefit both the planet and your pocket?

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Loan to income vs loan to value: what does it all mean?

Loan to income vs loan to value: what does it all mean?

 01 June 2021
Loan to income and loan to value (or LTV) are phrases you often hear in the mortgage industry. The two terms are easy to mix up, understandably, but they are very different. It’s important to know the difference because both loan to income and loan to value are key factors used to determine how much you can borrow for a mortgage.

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Budget Breakdown: Can you get a mortgage with a 5% deposit?

Budget Breakdown: Can you get a mortgage with a 5% deposit?

 01 April 2021
Last month, the government announced a new Budget and as part of it, they announced a plan to encourage the return of the 5% deposit mortgage. And, good news for all you prospective buyers with less than the largest nest eggs, the plan is set to start this month!

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Can you get a mortgage with a bad credit score?

Can you get a mortgage with a bad credit score?

 01 March 2021
The latest industry research has revealed that over 70% of people are worried they won’t be able to get a mortgage due to their credit history. Although roughly one in five people have been turned down for a mortgage for this reason, that is a far cry from nearly three quarters. So here is our guide to mortgages and credit scores.

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What is remortgaging?

What is remortgaging?

 01 February 2021
Over 30% of people aren’t sure what the term ‘remortgaging’ means but it is a great way to save money on your monthly mortgage payments! If you’re one of the many people in the dark about remortgaging then don’t worry, you’re not alone and we’re here to help. Here’s our complete guide to remortgaging.

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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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