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Free Stamp Duty With the TSB ?

Created on 18 January 2014.

There is good news being reported that TSB is offering to pay the stamp duty for mortgage customers purchasing a home up to £250,000. TSB research shows 40,000 homebuyers spent £70m in stamp duty in January ...

UK house sales hit highest levels for 3 years

Created on 13 June 2013.

UK house sales reached their highest level in more than three years in May, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Promising signs of recovery for mortgage market

Created on 16 February 2013.

January saw approvals for mortgages reach a four year high, according to research from e.surv. The Chartered Surveyors, put the rise down to a combination of falling mortgage rates, a wider range of mortgages ...

Fall in First Time Buyers Caused by Rent Trap

Created on 31 January 2013.

The low numbers of first time buyers in the current market is ‘cause for concern’, according to Nationwide. Concerns have been raised as the building society report there were only 20,000 first time buyers ...

Is Britain On Course To Triple-Dip Recession?

Created on 28 January 2013.

The UK economy shrunk by 0.3% over the final quarter of the year, according to the latest numbers published by The Office for National Statistics (ONS). The following figures are worse than the  0.1% ...

Mortgage Payments Take Priority in 2013 Household Spending

Created on 18 January 2013.

Mortgage repayments will take an increasing priority in a third of households’ spending in 2013, according to a survey by Legal & General Mortgage Club (L&GMC). 

Landlords Remortgage Buy-To Let Properties to Expand Their Portfolios

Created on 17 January 2013.

The total value of Buy-To-Let Mortgages reached £4.2m as the number of landlords remortgaging complex buy-to-let properties increased by 2% last year, according to research by Mortgages for Business. Similarly, ...

Stagnant Second Stepper Market Scuppers First Time Buyers

Created on 14 January 2013.

Home owners looking to move up the housing market are feeling the brunt of the relatively flat market in 2012, according to the findings of the Home Movers Review by Lloyds TSB.

Mortgage Funds Rise as Prices Decline

Created on 04 January 2013.

The Bank of England revealed that lending has picked up in the last quarter of 2012 and it should continue into the months of 2013.

NONYs just want to have fun

Created on 03 January 2013.

UK citizens classed as 'neither old nor young' (NONY), appear in no hurry to settle down according to Bright Grey's Generation Now report. The need for  independence seems low on the agenda for at ...

Autumn Statement: Stamp duty opportunity missed

Created on 09 December 2012.

National Association of Estate Agents president, Mark Hayward has been outspoken regarding the Government’s Autumn statement last week claiming there was little reassurance that the Coalition has put the ...

Housing Market is on the way up, but will take 5 years

Created on 07 December 2012.

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement announced the government’s expectation that the period of austerity will continue until 2017/18. A recent report by The Legal and General Mortgage Club and the think tank ...

Foreign National looking to buy a home

Created on 07 November 2016. Posted in Ask the Specialist

Hello, I am a Pakistani National, can i get a mortgage to buy a home? Thanks, Mohsin Ask the Specialist response: Hi Mohsin, Thanks for your enquiry. We speak to a lot of clients who are ...

Building Societies Offering Better Interest Rates Than Banks

Created on 23 June 2016. Posted in Live News

... opting for the average two-year fixed rate at 75% loan-to-value (LTV) would be £521.28 worse off in terms of repayments in the first year if they opted for a bank deal instead of a mortgage from a building ...

First Time Buyer Purchases hits 2 year high

Created on 10 June 2016. Posted in Live News

We are pleased to report new research indicating that First Time buyers are at the highest on record for almost 2 years. First Time buyers have found it difficult to get onto the property ladder, given ...

95% Mortgage With Default

Created on 23 January 2016. Posted in Ask the Specialist

Hi I am looking at getting a 95% mortgage and I have a default from nearly 3 years ago which is settled for £565, do you think it would be possible to get a mortgage? The property I have seen is £165000. ...

The shifting rules of buy to let

Created on 18 August 2015. Posted in Live News

... as a more popular for the first time in the last year, according to Government data. As British hosing becomes more expensive, more young people are renting for longer as they save for purchases. In ...

Mortgage market bounces back in April

Created on 23 June 2015. Posted in Live News

... for many first-time buyers unable to raise the giant deposits needed? Maybe homeowners have a sense there is a bubble and are sitting tight. Whatever the reason was earlier this year and towards the ...

Five key ways a Tory election win affects your mortgage planning

Created on 29 May 2015. Posted in Live News

...  So what does it mean? Firstly, it saw the pound strengthen significantly after the election. That is great news for any expat who owns property in the UK as the value of that home is worth more. If ...

London house prices set to fall 3.6% this year

Created on 27 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... London for the first time in years, according to a new survey. Since the financial crash London house prices have boomed significantly and left the rest of the country in its wake. The combination ...