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Brexit Uncertainty Leads To House Prices Falling In September For The First Time Since 2010

In its monthly market snapshot, released on Monday, Rightmove say that for the first time since 2010, house prices have fallen in September – a time of the year when an increase in market activity is usually recorded. Due to the increasing uncertainty surrounding Brexit, and the potential of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, Rightmove say properties coming to the market this month have seen an average […]

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Guide To The Property Ombudsman – And What They Can Do For You

We all know that buying or selling a property can be a challenging experience and your frustrations can be made worse if you’ve also received poor service from an estate agent. As experts in their field, estate agents are relied upon to guide the purchase of a property to a successful completion and offer fair and honest advice in order to allow you to make well informed decisions. Throughout the […]

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Countrywide Launches New “MOT Style” Property Survey

In the property world last week, Countrywide, the UK’s largest property group, announced the launch of a brand new “game changing” survey report called HomeFact – a product which they say “combines all the expertise of our surveyors with other online information sources that we’ve gathered about the property and its surrounding area.” After conducting a study involving over 15,000 buyers and identifying a “knowledge gap” in the current types […]

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Government Announces Changes To Help More People Get On The Property Ladder

When Boris Johnson took over as Prime Minister, he pledged to address the housing market and “help a new generation to own their own home.” As part of that pledge, Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, has announced that changes are to come into effect to the Shared Ownership scheme – with the aim of helping more buyers get on the property ladder. The government has revealed that those with a shared […]

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Save For Your First Home And Earn a 25% Bonus On Your Deposit

If you’re aged between 18-40 you could kickstart saving towards your first home – and receive a 25% bonus on your deposit! The Lifetime ISA savings scheme was launched by the government in April 2017 as a way to encourage more people to save money towards a property or a bigger pot for their retirement. What is a Lifetime ISA? A Lifetime ISA (also known as a LISA) allows you […]

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Can I Get A Mortgage With Poor Credit?

So, you’re looking to take the first step on the property ladder or maybe you’re due to remortgage, but your credit history isn’t great… Does that mean you’re automatically out of the mortgage market? Absolutely not. But your options will be limited and it could prove more difficult for you to secure approval from a lender when they consider your financial history. However, there are options available for those with […]

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What To Know When Buying A Repossessed Property

The process involved in buying a repossessed property differs significantly from that of a standard residential sale. There are many more factors to consider so it’s wise to be aware of what to expect. A repossession is a property that has been seized by the bank as the owners have failed to maintain their mortgage payments. As standard in any mortgage agreement, the bank will take control of the property […]

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A Guide To Shared Ownership

I am often asked about the Shared Ownership scheme and I tend to find that a lot of buyers are unsure how the process works, or have several misconceptions and unanswered questions. The Shared Ownership scheme is a fantastic alternative that allows people the chance to get on the property ladder and affordably purchase their first home – but not everyone will qualify for it. Read below to learn more […]

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