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With over 40 years of experience behind us and some of the industry's most quoted experts in our ranks, there's not much we don't know about mortgages.
However, we know our industry is awash with jargon, so our experts aim to keep it simple. Through this blog, social media and our monthly newsletter, experienced mortgage advisers explain the nuances of the mortgage market, how economic factors influence the availability of mortgages and get to the meaning behind regulatory changes.
If you’re looking to release equity from your home for renovations or to fund further property investments, consolidate debt, pay a tax bill or for any reason, then a second charge mortgage could allow you to do so without the need to remortgage.
Staying put and looking to improve your home can be a great way to breathe new life into a property, and if you’re clever about it, add value at the same time. But what home improvements will add the biggest boost to your home’s value?
With the advent of the growing global ‘sharing economy’ there are now many options online that you can use to turn your property into an assets that can help make you money! Here we look at the ways you can make you home make money for you...
Find out how to apply for planning permission and how you can pay for it with the equity in your home!
Our tool, produced by the Office of National Statistics allows you to utilise the latest data looking at property prices per square metre in England and Wales to help you find out what value you could increase the overall value of your home or property by adding additional floor space.
The Channel 4 show, Love it or List it, presented by Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer has shown us that we don’t necessarily need to move to get a bigger, better house. And over the last few years, we’ve seen that more and more of our clients are looking to stay put and renovate and improve their homes.
What is an offset mortgage, and who should have one? WHILE last month's bank rate cut was good news (allegedly) for borrowers, it heralded more bad news for savers, as once again they saw the return on their money hammered downwards. But for anyone who has both savings and a mortgage, there's some light at the end of the tunnel. No, it's not a train coming the other way, it's an 'offset' mortgage.
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