Mortgages

Reverse Mortgages and You

Reverse mortgages have been getting a lot of attention in recent years, as more people are looking into ways to capitalize on the equity in their homes. You might be aware that a reverse mortgage allows people to borrow money against the equity in their homes without having to
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5 Property Issues that would have shown up on a survey

Article provided by Emily Jagger of www.navasassoicates.co.uk, a chartered surveyors firm based in Derby that have specialised in turning properties into assets for over 30 years. You may think that you are pretty proficient in recognising problem areas and defects within a
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What You Need to Know When Getting Your First Mortgage

Getting on the property ladder is still a common aspiration for a lot of young people, even if it’s getting harder and harder to actually do it. If you save hard and make it a priority though, you should be able to get there eventually. When you feel like you’re in the position
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Renting vs Buying Property: The Complete Pros And Cons List

image It’s the ultimate property debate: should you rent, or stump up the money and buy? For some, this conundrum isn’t even a possibility. In the last decade, it has become harder than ever for first time buyers to get on the property ladder. Renting has become the default
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For sale

10 Ways to Improve Your Property’s Chances of Selling

Selling your home can be a daunting experience, yet it’s important that as soon as you decide to go ahead with a sale you start calling what was once your home a house. It’s no longer your job to feel attached to your living space when you decide to sell, as you’re now focusing
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Mortgage Brokers: Do You Need One?

A mortgage broker can be a savvy route to take for those that have little experience in the housing market. Of course, many people may have moved house a number of times and are comfortable with the experience. But, for some, this may be their first move. It may be that they have
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Urban or Rural – Which is Better?

It’s always difficult to choose a new home when you’ve got to try and balance out financial constraints and personal preferences. When it comes to choosing between urban and rural living, there’s plenty to consider. If you’re a first time buyer, you might be attracted to the far
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What do buyers look for in a house?

For years I have been hearing about how it’s a buyers market. But with rates potentially increasing a full point by the end of this year I think we may see a shift to a sellers market rather quickly. Home values are steadily rising and rates, while still low, will most likely
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Things to consider when buying a property

Buying your first home can either be one of the most exciting things, or one of the most terrifying things you ever do in your life. Often times it turns out to be both. Unfortunately you don’t get a trial run into buying a house, when it happens it just happens. I’ve often
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The Ultimate House Viewing Guide

When you are house hunting, you are going to visit multiple properties, before deciding to rent or buy a particular house. However, real estate agents have a few tricks up their sleeve to make a property look worth more than it really is. Failure to look past the sales pitch of a
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