Rainbows amongst the autumn clouds?

Posted by & filed under Brexit, Finance, First Time Buyer, House Hunting, Housing, Lifestyle, Mortgage, Moving Experience, News Round, Property Purchase, Property Search.

You could be forgiven for thinking that current housing market news is all about Brexit, and the possible impact of the referendum result in the short to medium term. However, there’s other interesting news of which (I think) you should take note. Help To Buy – Less than three months and counting. At the start… Read more »

The Help to Buy ISA – Is it the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

Posted by & filed under Estate Agents, Finance, First Time Buyer, House Hunting, Housing, Mortgage, Moving Experience, Politics, Property Purchase, Property Search.

The 1st of December is usually all about the Advent Calendar, and thinking of getting decorations down from the loft, but this year it is also notable as the date that the Government’s Help to Buy ISA scheme came into effect. First time buyers can, from today, start opening accounts that will allow them to save… Read more »

Shared ownership – Always makes buying a property more affordable, doesn’t it??

Posted by & filed under First Time Buyer, Mortgage, Moving Experience, Property Purchase.

We’ve recently been helping a couple of clients buy their first home under the shared ownership schemes that are available. Whilst working with these, and previous clients, a few interesting points have arisen that I thought that it might be worth sharing. If you’re not familiar with shared ownership, it’s an affordable housing scheme that’s… Read more »

6 questions to ask about ‘Getting a Foot on the Property Ladder’

Posted by & filed under First Time Buyer, House Hunting, Mortgage, Property Purchase, Property Search.

I often hear this phrase used quite glibly, not just by the media but also by potential clients. It makes it sounds so easy to buy your first house and “get a foot on the property ladder”. However, in practical terms, for some first time buyer situations it might not be so simple. Property is… Read more »

DIY SOS: The Big Build … It could be you!

Posted by & filed under Finance, House Hunting, Lifestyle, Moving Experience, Protection Insurance.

The BBC’s ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’ programme helps families from across the UK who find themselves in challenging circumstances, by transforming their homes in to places that are suited to their particular set of circumstances. Last night, the family involved had suffered a major and traumatic event, whilst on a holiday to visit relatives… Read more »

Your Mortgage Checklist

Posted by & filed under Estate Agents, Finance, First Time Buyer, House Hunting, Mortgage, Moving Experience, Property Purchase, Property Search.

There is so much to consider when you are looking to buy a property and here is the Moving Experience checklist to help you through the process. It’s always best to seek expert advice first We offer an holistic view that will enable you to compare lenders, access hundreds of products including exclusives (not available directly)…. Read more »

News Round – April to July

Posted by & filed under Finance, Mortgage, Moving Experience, News Round, Protection Insurance.

Deposit Amount Are Reducing ‘Mortgage Search Data Tracker’ released on 24th April, shows over 25% of searches were for products with a deposit of 10% or less. View Article >> (www.financialreporter.co.uk) A Quarter of Critical Illness Claims Paid to Under 40’s View Article >> (www.covermagazine.co.uk) Just 1 in 5 New Parents Have Life Cover On… Read more »

What Will The Next Six Months Bring?

Posted by & filed under Estate Agents, First Time Buyer, House Hunting, Mortgage, Moving Experience, Property Purchase, Property Search.

The Mortgage Market Review The biggest news story of the last few months has to be the Mortgage Market Review, implemented on 26th April. This is the biggest change in regulation for many years. Firstly we must clarify which mortgages are affected. The MMR changes are all about protecting customers using their own home as security for the… Read more »

Moving Experience Celebrates 7th Anniversary.

Posted by & filed under Finance, First Time Buyer, House Hunting, Mortgage, Property Purchase, Property Search, Uncategorized.

MOVING EXPERIENCE CELEBRATES 7TH ANNIVERSARY, WITH BIG PLANS FOR THE FUTURE  Moving Experience is celebrating its 7th anniversary this month and there are big plans afoot for the future as the property market continues to recover. I founded the company in May 2007 and I am very proud of the fact it has developed into… Read more »

Prepare for a Moving Experience – Points to ponder

Posted by & filed under Estate Agents, Finance, First Time Buyer, House Hunting, Mortgage, Property Purchase, Property Search.

If you’re thinking of purchasing a property, as a first time buyer, or if you’ve bought before, when preparing for moving house there’s quite a bit to think about. What will help is to approach the process in a step by step and logical manner. Before you do anything else, I’d suggest speaking to an independent… Read more »