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property buying

Buying a property

In recent years, it is has become increasingly difficult for first time buyers to get that all important first step on the property ladder. This has resulted in buyers often trying to find creative ways of bypassing their financial restrictions, such as buying in partnership with friends and family members, seeking out ex housing authority

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credit score?

Can you improve your credit rating?

Are you wondering ‘can you improve your credit rating?’ Your credit score can affect your ability to successfully apply for finance products or benefit from preferential rates. However, do you know exactly how it’s calculated or the best ways of improving it? What’s a credit score? Your credit rating is used by lenders to determine how

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pros and cons of the Help to buy scheme

How to get the best self-employed mortgage

Self-employed mortgages readily available Anyone with even a passing interest in the UK mortgage market will tell you what a minefield it is nowadays, with post-crunch lenders nowhere near as generous as they were 6 years ago, but people are still borrowing, and plenty of them are self-employed. Despite lenders now having a reputation for

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Negative Equity: What are my options?

Negative Equity: What are my options?

For many, the term, “negative equity”, is likely to be synonymous with the political, economic and social culture of the early 1990s, and is a phrase that is likely to evoke fear in home-owners around the UK.  Put as simply as possible, it is a situation in which a mortgage exceeds the actually value of

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renting a home

Finding the Best Mortgage

As the recession continues to bite, many people are increasingly investigating means of accessing finance in a manner that is cost-effective, quick and financially beneficial.  Today, people are constantly bombarded with advertising that shows them how to do this, and it can be difficult to make an informed choice in the wake of such competition.

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Choosing a Conveyancer or Conveyancing Solicitor?

Choosing a Conveyancer or Conveyancing Solicitor?

What does a Conveyancer do? Buying a house can be a tricky business and is one of the major stresses we face in our lives. The process of transferring ownership of a property has many legal aspects to be dealt with and should only to be handed by a professional in the field. This is

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