Survey Reveals Housing Measures Wanted

Survey Reveals Housing Measures Wanted

In the year of Brexit and general economic uncertainty, some question how much of a priority housing will be for Theresa May during her first term in government. There were some encouraging signs when Philip Hammond announced in his Autumn Statement that the...
Typical UK home takes 91 days to sell

Typical UK home takes 91 days to sell

Recent studies conducted by Post Office Money Mortgages have shown that the average time it takes to sell a home in the UK is 91 days, 33 days longer than it took in 2012. The study shows that Bristol takes on average just 51 days for a home to be sold, and Edinburgh...
What is a 100% mortgage?

What is a 100% mortgage?

If you take out a 100% mortgage, it means that you don’t put down a deposit for a property, but lend the full amount instead. These types of mortgage loans are rare however, since they are a high risk to lenders, especially after the credit crunch in 2008, which led...
What the falling pound means for your mortgage

What the falling pound means for your mortgage

It is common knowledge that the Brexit vote had a dramatic effect on global financial markets, with the pound losing about a quarter of its value since the EU referendum. However, what sort of impact does does this fall have on mortgage offers and rates? The...
Stamp Duty Q & A

Stamp Duty Q & A

The controversial 3% Stamp Duty Land Tax surcharge that was introduced by the government in April 2016, left many people confused. Following is a Q & A list that will make it easier for you to understand these new rules, and the impact it would have on you when...
A guide to the fees payable when buying a new home

A guide to the fees payable when buying a new home

Making the decision to buy a new home is extremely exciting, and knowing in advance what fees are payable to make your dream become a reality, will make the whole process a lot easier for you. Following is a guide of the wide range of fees that are payable when...
Top 10 Tips for visiting a Show Home

Top 10 Tips for visiting a Show Home

Most first-time homebuyers find visiting a show home an exciting yet daunting experience. Follow these 10 tips from the NHBC and you will find it easier to understand what to look for and enjoy your visit. Tip # 1 What is the condition of the site? If the site is...
Essential Checks when buying a new Build Property

Essential Checks when buying a new Build Property

Although buying a house is exciting for most people, it is also one of the largest, most expensive decisions that they will ever make in their lifetime. There are so many important factors to consider, and this can be extremely daunting for some people, especially for...
Strictly seamstress finds it cheaper to buy than rent

Strictly seamstress finds it cheaper to buy than rent

Strictly Come Dancing has returned for a glittering fourteenth season, with a fresh batch of 15 celebrities including politician Ed Balls, Olympic star Greg Rutherford and television presenter Laura Whitmore ready to hit the dance floor and impress the judges. Whilst...