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I'm 73 years old and am looking to extend my interest only mortgage. Can you help?

Created on 03 March 2014. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... age. Me and my wife are 73 years old and live in a large 5 bedroom detached house. We have over £300,000 equity and it's always been our plan to downsize, but would like a few more years to start looking ...

Landlords look to buy more properties

Created on 10 February 2014. Posted in Live News

... larger portfolios were more likely to be able to cover the cost of a void period with the profits from other properties, rather than relying on savings or day job earnings, providing another potential ...

Inflation falls to lowest levels in four years

Created on 14 January 2014. Posted in Live News

... fall in inflation is largely down to food prices and recreational goods and services, offset by upward contributions from motor fuels. Energy prices have also been an upward pressure with prices rising ...

Shared Ownership Now More Affordable than Help to Buy

Created on 25 November 2013. Posted in Live News

... main barrier to home ownership is raising a large deposit rather than meeting high monthly mortgage costs. For low and modest income working families, while it is the case that Help to Buy greatly reduces ...

With the Credit Squeeze in the Rear View Mirror - What's Happening in the Rental Market?

Created on 07 November 2013. Posted in Live News

... rent has decreased in almost all regions, with only Greater London maintaining a strong increase. These results can largely be put down to the introduction of the Help to Buy scheme. The 1st phase ...

Lenders Finally Crack Down on 'Accidental' Landlords

Created on 04 November 2013. Posted in Live News

... or requiring these borrowers to switch from a residential to a more expensive buy-to-let loan - significantly pushing up monthly repayments. It is widely accepted that a large number of borrowers have ...

Half of Central London Property Buyers From Abroad

Created on 02 November 2013. Posted in Live News

... are classed as those neighbourhoods around Hyde Park including Kensington, Mayfair and Knightsbridge. Here there has long been activity by foreign buyers requiring large mortgages. Knight Frank's research ...

UK Property Value Quadruples in 20 Years

Created on 20 August 2013. Posted in Live News

... time lows, which have just reached below 1.5 per cent for those with large deposits. There could be more competition on fixed rates which drive down prices or there could be a shift towards competition ...

British Expat Mortgages for UK Ex pats in Abu Dhabi

Created on 18 August 2013. Posted in UAE

... to let. These can be raised on a capital repayment basis or if you prefer we do have options offering a mortgage interest only. Expat clients can choose which they prefer. Clients we assist are largely ...

House prices are set to Boom by 6.3 per cent By 2015

Created on 15 July 2013. Posted in Live News

... 2015. The national increases will largely be driven by rise in London and the south east as the UK housing market varies wildly from region to region. The EY Item Club report predicts one million housing ...

Consumer appetite strong in London as first-time buyer activity remains stable

Created on 07 June 2013. Posted in Live News

... home-owners despite differences in demographics and population flows. Lending activity in London was largely similar to the same period last year, a positive picture bearing in mind the significant ...

Mortgage Availability Rockets 34%

Created on 29 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... is the clearest sign yet that the mortgage market is beginning to heal. Big deals For large mortgage loans there is a better market on offer and more savings to be made as choice widens. Speaking to ...

Remortgages rise 17% in April as Borrowers Look for Savings

Created on 28 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... from £139,280 to £140,260. The number of remortgages is 8 per cent lower than in April 2012, when the figure was 26,162, although the average loan amount is 8 per cent larger, up from £129,957. Remortgaging ...

Govt's Help to Buy scheme can help with large mortgages too

Created on 26 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... ends. It means that people getting on to the scheme now could enjoy rise over the next few years and the benefits for large loans will be bigger than cheaper properties. Second homes Another criticism ...

40% of Landlords Increase Rents

Created on 22 May 2013. Posted in Live News

Four in 10 landlords increased their rents in the last year and just 7% have lowered them. The rent report, compiled by research agency BDRC Continental and property consultancy Allsop LLP, interviewed ...

House Price Affordability for Keyworkers Improving

Created on 18 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... nurses, teachers,paramedics, and police officers - have seen large improvements in the affordability to buy in the last five years.There have been growing numbers of keyworkers seeking professional mortgage ...

Large Mortgage Loans Going Mainstream At Halifax

Created on 17 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... value. The rate cuts show a trend towards 1 million mortgages becoming a more mainstream product as they have become quite specialised and niche. For such a large amount it is essential that you speak ...

Mortgages and Divorce – The Weapon of a Mortgage in Divorce Wars

Created on 12 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... banks and building societies is now largely automated and computerised. In 2013 greater numbers are splitting from their spouses or partners – and if recent figures are to be believed, it seems that ...

UK 'woefully under-prepared' for Ageing Society

Created on 09 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... health conditions. They warned the National Health Service will have to transform to deal with the very large increases in demand for and costs of health and social care. Lord Filkin, Chairman of the ...

Help To Buy Mortgages

Created on 07 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... financial crisis began to bite, lenders have shied away from lending at higher LTVs, instead favouring those with large deposits, as they are seen as less risky. This scheme could change all of that, ...