What’s in a number?

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

Quite a lot, it would seem, if that number’s your postcode. I can tell you from experience that it’s not just an urban myth that families will move lock, stock and kitchen table in order to give their children access to the best schools. It was reported in The Scotsman that a recent study by… Read more »

Bristol is a hot place to be in 2016…

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…Even if it didn’t feel that way on my journey to work today. According to our local daily paper, The Bristol Post, this city has been decreed a hot place to buy for investors in 2016, up there with Marbella and St Ives in Cornwall apparently. But is that a good thing? The story originated… 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 »

Buy or Rent? That is the question…

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

Is it better to buy or to rent? This is a question that I have been asked on numerous occasions, and a decision that’s being faced by increasing numbers of people. There are advantages that can be argued for both options. For example, as a tenant: No maintenance costs to worry about Greater flexibility –… 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 »

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?

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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.

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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 »