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Stamp Duty up 10-fold since mid 90's

Created on 06 June 2013.

The astonishing impact of Stamp Duty on homeowners and the housing market has been revealed by the latest report from the HomeOwners Alliance.

The Uncertain Aftermath of the 2017 Election

Created on 13 June 2017. Posted in Live News

... and is reportedly in talks to form a coalition. There are currently many stories of those currently in the process of buying or selling a home wishing to pause for several weeks until the country’s future ...

The Uncertain Aftermath of the 2017 Election

Created on 13 June 2017. Posted in Uncategorised

... said he is ‘ready to serve’ and is reportedly in talks to form a coalition. There are currently many stories of those currently in the process of buying or selling a home wishing to pause for several ...

Recent County Court Judgements and Defaults

Created on 18 October 2016. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... to me? My Mum is willing to lend me a 20% deposit and be a guarantor if possible, she owns her home (no mortgage) Other options would be equity from her house or possibly buying her house from her but ...

First Time Buyer Purchases hits 2 year high

Created on 10 June 2016. Posted in Live News

... monthly total since June 2014 when 33,300 First Time Buyer sales were recorded. This to us highlights the strength of the First Time Buyer market and their growing strength and buying power. The reason ...

Lenders free up lending to focus on safer interest-only loans

Created on 02 October 2015. Posted in Live News

... on house price growth alone.  We can help those niche borrowers for whom it can be a genuinely useful and appropriate way of buying a home. The FCA, rightly wants to stop those already on interest-only ...

How can I get a second home mortgage?

Created on 24 June 2015. Posted in Live News

We are delighted to see so many Britons buying second homes for holidays, work or perhaps their retirement. These are homes not used as rental properties but for those who have enough spare capital to ...

Mortgage market bounces back in April

Created on 23 June 2015. Posted in Live News

... which sounds like a lot, but it was down 9% on the previous February according to Council of Mortgage Lenders figures. That means that there are fewer people buying homes and it is hard to put your ...

Inflation: What is it and what does it mean for my mortgage?

Created on 12 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... would mean that what you are buying is becoming more expensive whereas what you are receiving is worth less. In order to give the country a steady level which they can plan around the Bank of England ...

Will the general election affect my mortgage?

Created on 06 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... have a drastic impact on mortgage availability as there would be much less disposable income for those buying high-end homes. It would also be likely to push up mortgage rates as lenders would be taking ...

Labour plans to cut stamp duty for first-time buyers

Created on 01 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... duty savings to contribute towards a house deposit. For someone buying a home worth £300,000 they could save as much as £5,000 in tax from the cut. Labour has previously proven keen on stamp duty holidays ...

Can I let my existing home and buy another?

Created on 30 May 2014. Posted in Ask the Specialist

Hi, I owe £9000 on my property which is worth around £210000. I'm thinking about letting this and buying a second home . I earn 25k pa, and would get £800pcm for renting my first home. I am 45 years ...

Regulators Ready to Crack Down Further on Mortgages

Created on 07 May 2014. Posted in Live News

... era of rock bottom interest rates which is usually seen as the biggest boost to home buying interest costs are so low. In response last week, the Bank of England said it will test lenders’ ability to ...

Capital Fortune announces short lease exclusive

Created on 06 May 2014. Posted in Live News

... area of the wider mortgage market and the ease or difficulty of obtaining finance depends not only upon affordability but also the ability to extend the current lease or the cost of buying out the freeholder. ...

Is Help to Buy Causing a Housing Bubble?

Created on 05 May 2014. Posted in Live News

... primary aim is to aid people in buying their first homes and raising the right deposits. The scheme is split into two parts. The Scheme - Part 1 Firstly, Help to Buy 1 is available on new-build homes ...

Free Stamp Duty With the TSB ?

Created on 18 January 2014. Posted in Live News

... and tax the wealthy more. The figures can be truly mindboggling with a buyer paying £140,000 in up front tax when buying a £2m home. It is clear it could have a major frictional impact on home purchases ...

Tenant demand set to grow again in 2014

Created on 06 January 2014. Posted in Live News

... help can be crucial. Buying a property is a huge financial commitment and a mortgage is one of the biggest loans anyone can take out. This is why it is so important to get it right. More than three-quarters ...

Half of new homeowners don't change locks

Created on 04 December 2013. Posted in Live News

... almost half (48% of them changing all the locks when they moved in. Williams from Ocean Finance said: "For most people, buying a house is the largest purchase they'll ever make. "So spending a few extra ...

Half of Central London Property Buyers From Abroad

Created on 02 November 2013. Posted in Live News

... developments such as One Hyde Park - is very thin, however. Knight Frank stressed that outside of the hugely expensive and international postcodes of prime central London, most buying was by UK nationals. ...

Foreign Buyers Account for 50% of Top London Home Purchases

Created on 12 October 2013. Posted in Live News

... Hyde Park - is very thin, however. Knight Frank stressed that outside of the hugely expensive and international postcodes of prime central London, most buying was by UK nationals. It said 93% of buyers ...