Another three years of Forces Help to Buy

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One of the most exciting pieces of news we have heard recently was the announcement a few weeks ago that the Forces Help to Buy scheme, which can help military families to buy their own home, has been extended for a further three years until the end of 2022. The Forces Help to Buy scheme… Read more »

Grab your notepad and popcorn, number 3

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

Traditionally, as far as our website (and certainly the blog page) is concerned, I have always been very much a fan of the written word. However, to celebrate some films that we created towards the end of last year, and hopefully help to kick start your plans this year I decided to share them here…. Read more »

Grab your notepad and popcorn, number 2

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

Traditionally, as far as our website (and certainly the blog page) is concerned, I have always been very much a fan of the written word. However, to celebrate some films that we created towards the end of last year, and hopefully help to kick start your plans this year I decided to share them here…. Read more »

Grab your notepad and popcorn, number 1 …

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

Traditionally, as far as our website (and certainly the blog page) is concerned, I have always been very much a fan of the written word. However, to celebrate some films that we created towards the end of last year, and hopefully help to kick start your plans this year I decided to share them here…. Read more »

“You’re not like a normal advisor, you’re like a mate who knows this sort of stuff”.

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

Every now and again somebody will say something to you, possibly as a passing comment that will really stick. That comment may even become your very own ‘Sliding Doors moment’, something that you refer back to, and a memory that impacts considerably upon decisions in the future. This is the story of one of mine…. Read more »

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 »