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First-time buyer's guide to making an offer

Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2019

If you’re a first-time buyer and have begun the hunt for your first home, you may think that once you’ve found the right one you simply offer what they ask for; job done! However, when it comes to making an offer on a home, there’s a bit more work that should go into it than simply offering the price advertised.

How do you save for a house deposit?

Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2019

For most of us, the most expensive thing that we ever purchase will be a property, and the prospect of saving for that all-important deposit can be rather daunting. However, the key to saving for that lump sum is simply good financial preparation and making a few changes to your outgoings which should reap big rewards. Take a look through our handy hints and tips and you’ll be in that new home in no time.

What are the top priorities for buyers?

Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2019

Good schools, good commuter links and a good kitchen; traditionally, this is what has been considered to be the magic triad of priorities for buyers, however new research has suggested that this is no longer the case. Read on to see what buyers are prioritising whilst on the hunt for a new property…

Buyers rush to beat Brexit: mortgage approvals increase

Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2019

Research from chartered surveyor e.surv has shown that mortgage approvals reached a peak of 66,390 in December of last year, which amounts to a 7.8% annual increase. This seasonal rise has led to claims that there is a pre-Brexit rush to purchase property, and that the political uncertainty arising from the imminent break with Europe is actually fuelling current demand in the property market.

How ownership rates for young families on the rise

Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2019

After a three-decade long hiatus during which it became even harder for young families to purchase their own property, official statistics from the Resolution Foundation thinktank have shown that ownership rates amongst this group are now on the rise.

Looking forward to 2019

Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2019

2018 has been a year of ups and downs in the property market, with the overriding factor being the imminent break from Europe. As we move in to 2019 and March 29th (the official date of Brexit), there remains a certain level of uncertainty in the market, however this should be tempered with cautious optimism when looking at the gains that property could make in the post-Brexit period.



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