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Buy your first home without a deposit

Buy your first home without a deposit

By Vin Parmar on 26 Apr 2018 in Buying

Many people struggle to save for a deposit to buy their first home. Sound familiar? Well now you can. The Post office has launched the family link mortgage where first-time buyers can get onto the property ladder without a deposit. The mortgage gives first-time buyers a 90 per cent loan-to-value mortgage secured against the property […]

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Britain’s 10 cheapest and most expensive streets and how you can buy faster

Britain’s 10 cheapest and most expensive streets and how you can buy faster

By Vin Parmar on 22 Feb 2018 in Buying, Industry News

The cheapest street in England and Wales is in Sunderland and costs less than a Ford Focus. If you’re one of the house buyers concerned about Britain’s property bubble, you should head toward County Durham. County Durham is home to only one of the seven cheapest streets in the UK. In Peterlee, you’d expect to […]

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UK’s best help-to-buy cities named

UK’s best help-to-buy cities named

By Vin Parmar on 15 Feb 2018 in Buying, Industry News

Entering the property market can be daunting for a first-time buyer in today’s economic climate. But many have taken advantage of help-to-buy schemes and ISAs to get a foot on the property ladder. First-time buyers can get equity loans of up to 20 per cent (or 40 per cent in London boroughs) of the property’s […]

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Top 10 London boroughs with the cheapest property prices

Top 10 London boroughs with the cheapest property prices

By Vin Parmar on 8 Feb 2018 in Buying

If you’re a home buyer looking for a good deal, East London is the best place to buy a home according to Rightmove’s latest asking price data. We look at the top ten cheapest areas in London to buy a home in the New Year, with lowest average asking prices from Barking and Dagenham in […]

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When to hire a Structural Engineering Inspector for your property

When to hire a Structural Engineering Inspector for your property

By Guest Blogger on 19 Oct 2017 in Buying, Selling

By Julie Scott A Structural Engineering Inspector completes an in-depth analysis of the condition of your home’s structure. While a regular building inspection will follow a checklist of common problematic areas for all houses, such as drainage and insulation, a structural engineering inspection looks at the groundwork of your property to check how stable your […]

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Would you buy a Micro-home?

Would you buy a Micro-home?

By Vin Parmar on 21 Sep 2017 in Buying

In the last couple of years, the number of micro-homes in the UK has rocketed, as there’s a lack of supply in the property market. This means developers are slicing up buildings to create multiple houses. These properties are called micro because they’re smaller than 37sqm, which is equivalent to the size of a tube […]

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Is your credit score stopping you from buying or renting a property?

Is your credit score stopping you from buying or renting a property?

By Bea Patel on 13 Jul 2017 in Buying, Renting

Understanding and managing your credit score is essential when applying for a range of financial products, especially mortgages, loans and renting property. Using credit scores to determine someone’s financial viability for a mortgage is nothing new, but it’s becoming increasingly common for landlords to use them when deciding on potential tenants. So, if you’re unsure […]

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Getting a foot on the property ladder: A millennial’s guide

Getting a foot on the property ladder: A millennial’s guide

By Guest Blogger on 1 Jun 2017 in Buying

By Holly Barry, Contributor After three or four years at university, most students will be thinking about their next steps, in particularly, where they will be living. Many graduates choose to rent with friends in their university town, while others relocate to the area they have landed their job or graduate placement. But, wherever you […]

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Can you bag a property bargain?

Can you bag a property bargain?

By Bea Patel on 4 May 2017 in Buying

According to Zoopla’s analysis, the average reduction in asking prices is almost £25,000. There are opportunities for buy-to-let investors to snap up property at a cheaper price. And there could be hope for first time buyers looking to save money when buying their first property. Some people are fortunate to get help from the bank […]

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Mobile workforce creates demand for city centre living in Northern Powerhouse

Mobile workforce creates demand for city centre living in Northern Powerhouse

By Bea Patel on 6 Apr 2017 in Buying, Industry News

The Northern Powerhouse aims to boost economic growth in the North of England, in core cities such as Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds and Sheffield. Liverpool has now emerged as a property hotspot within the Northern Powerhouse. It’s boosted by an increase in demand for city centre accommodation, from a progressively wealthy and mobile workforce. The […]

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