Are 25-year mortgages a thing of the past?

Back in 2005, the average mortgage term in the UK for a first-time buyer was 25 years. The Office for National Statistics says that the average age of a first-time

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What the general election outcome means for property and mortgages

In a decisive and historic victory, the Labour Party has won the 2024 UK general election with a significant majority. Keir Starmer has become the UK prime minister after 14

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Why your estate agent should put your offer forward – whoever your broker is

If you contact an agent and make an offer for a property, you want to know that your bid has been passed on to the vendor. So, what if you

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How bridging finance can help you to complete on your dream home

If you’ve ever been through the property-buying process in the UK, you will know that it can sometimes be a frustrating and prolonged experience. Even if you are organised, arrange

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Need a self-employed mortgage? Why finding the right lender is key

Whether you want control over decision-making, greater earning potential, or simply the flexibility to work to your schedule, running your own business can bring many benefits. Indeed, the latest figures

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Why waiting and hoping for cheaper mortgage rates could cost you

If you have ever seen an item in a store, spent time thinking about whether it’s right for you, and then gone to complete the purchase only to find out

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What the recent Capital Gains Tax change means to you as a landlord

If you’ve been a landlord for a while, your tax burden has likely risen in recent years. Since 2020, landlords haven’t been allowed to deduct their mortgage costs from their

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How a professional can help you secure a great mortgage deal in an “unfair” market

If you’ve ever found something you want to buy online, only to realise that it has sold out by the time you reach the checkout, you will know how frustrating

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All the winners and losers from the 2024 Spring Budget

With one eye on a forthcoming general election, the chancellor has announced a Budget aimed at generating long-term growth, with “more investment, more jobs, better public services and lower taxes”.

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Your Spring Budget update – the key news from the chancellor’s statement

The 2024/25 tax year is just a month away, and chancellor Jeremy Hunt has delivered his 2024 Spring Budget, outlining the government’s plans for the next fiscal year and beyond.

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