Blog #8 – Myth Busting

Myth 1. You don’t need to think about mortgages until you’ve found your dream property.   Sure, you won’t need to actually apply for a mortgage until you’ve had an offer on a property accepted. But you certainly need to have scoped out mortgages before then, to...

Blog #7 – Shared Ownership

The generational challenge of rising house prices Decades of rising house prices have stretched affordability to breaking point for thousands of prospective first-time buyers. The average house price stands at £228,000; eight times the average wage in the UK1. In the...

Blog #6 – Costs of Buying

The cost of buying a house Make no mistake about it – buying property is expensive, however modest your new home. A mortgage is not the only expense. Before you can take possession of your house, there are extra one-off charges and fees you’ll come up...

Blog #5 – Airbnb

Airbnb Hosts have been welcoming guests into their homes via Airbnb since 2008 and the impact on the UK economy is growing. Last year, for example, Airbnb listings reached 168,000 in the UK and generated an estimated £3.46 billion boost to the economy from a...

Blog #4 – Q&A

What are the advantages of using a mortgage broker? First and foremost, using a whole of market mortgage broker will take the leg work out of looking for a mortgage; they’ll search the market and compare the different deals that are available to you, looking at not...

Blog #3 – Myth Busting

Do I need a deposit to buy a house? What are the options for parents and first-time buyers?   In the current property market, the bank of mum and dad, or even gran and granddad, has helped many people to buy their first home. With many people struggling to save...