Category: British Economy

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Is Your Salary Enough to Own a Home?

It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the property market and many people often wonder whether their salary is enough to allow them to become a homeowner but what if your salary really isn’t enough anymore?

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How Much is Renting Really Going to Cost You?

Many people choose to rent properties if they haven’t got the financial security to buy a property or get a mortgage, so renting is often seen as a money saving option, but is it actually going to help you save, or could renting be costing more than you realise?

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How Much Could You Save by Moving Just 30 Minutes Away from your Local City?

More people than ever need to be close to their local city, whether you’re a student attending university, your work takes you into the city, or the centre of your social life is there. But living in some of the UK’s biggest city centres can be very expensive, so what if you could take yourself … Continue reading How Much Could You Save by Moving Just 30 Minutes Away from your Local City?

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Make room for improvement

Energy bills have increased considerably over the past decade. In fact they have risen by 140% since the year 2004. That is a significant increase with an average household now spending £1,250 a year on their electricity and gas bills. This cost especially in today’s economic climate is causing concern for potential home buyers. In … Continue reading Make room for improvement

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Government New Build Scheme Offers Hope To First Time Home Buyers

First time buyers have been given the chance to receive a 95% mortgage on new build homes, with a government incentive scheme that means the buyer only has to find the first 5%. The offer only applies to residences in England and is only open to first time buyers. The property must be a new build and the price not exceed £500,000.

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UK Property Divide Continues To Grow

Property is no longer about bricks and mortar but about debt and equity. When money is plentiful property performs well and people can sell property quickly and when money is tight property performs badly. This is a simple rule of thumb that is a standard throughout the property world. The bottom line if you will.

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Mortgage Lending Stabilised In August

In recent months, the amount of money being loaned to UK citizens wanting to buy a house has been analysed, with first-time buyers in particular facing difficult conditions when it comes to buying and sellers having equal difficulty to sell property quickly.

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