Time flies – Learning to run in the mortgage business

Posted by & filed under Jessie May Trust, Mortgage, Moving Experience, News Round.

This month’s blog comes from Will, who looks back on his first year as a Mortgage Administrator with Moving Experience. Will is the second apprentice to join the business, and contributed (in part) to Moving Experience winning ‘Micro Employer of the Year’ at the Bristol Post & Bath Chronicle Apprenticeship Awards in May this year…. Read more »

“We are the builders” says George, but are they really?

Posted by & filed under Finance, Housing, Lifestyle, Mortgage, Moving Experience, News Round, Politics, Property Search, Uncategorized.

When Mr Osborne addressed the Conservative Party conference earlier this week, “We are the builders” was his most often repeated phrase. Among other things, the speech talked of investment in housing, in transport, and in the national infrastructure. He announced plans to give housing association tenants the right to buy, and we’re told that he’ll… 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 »

Racing for Jessie May … You’re Invited!

Posted by & filed under Children's Critical Illness, Critical Illness, Jessie May Trust, Moving Experience, Protection Insurance.

Good afternoon, and thanks for looking at this post … I hope that this message finds you well, and that you have enjoyed a great summer. I’d like to warn you now, that this post is to ask for your help, and to invite you to what I believe will be a fantastic evening. As you may know from… Read more »

Baby boom or baby bust? Planning before your truly moving experience.

Posted by & filed under First Time Buyer, House Hunting, Lifestyle.

The Economist reported a year ago that Birth Rate figures had relentlessly risen from 2001 until there was dip to a little under 700,000 during 2013. Figures published by the ONS this week indicate a continuing downward trend with figures showing 695,000 new babies in 2014. These stats surprised me a little. Maybe its because I’ve become… Read more »

Award-winning Business

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After being nominated finalists in categories at the Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle Apprenticeship awards last year, we are thrilled to announce that this year we were awarded Micro-Employer of the Year 2015. The business would not be where it is today, if I’d not had the help and support of my team Yvette and Will, who both… Read more »

All mortgage lenders are basically the same … aren’t they??

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

At Moving Experience we’re often frustrated by the “computer says no” mentality of some lenders when it comes to assessing mortgage applications. We regularly see that it can be difficult to place (what should be) great cases, for lovely clients. Our job as advisors is to fully understand your personal circumstances and needs, and find… 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 »