“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 »

So What Happens Now??

Posted by & filed under Finance, First Time Buyer, House Hunting, Housing, Lifestyle, Mortgage, Moving Experience, News Round, Politics, Uncategorized.

Today I’ve received several communications from clients who, following the EU Referendum last week, are asking the question ‘What Happens Now?’ Within that broader question, there are smaller details to consider … Will the number of mortgage products available reduce, will the Bank of England need to raise interest rates, will the value of houses… 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 »

“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 »

Celebrating The Hidden Extras – Protecting yourself, and protecting your children

Posted by & filed under Children's Critical Illness, Critical Illness, Protection Insurance.

Last week I was invited to speak to a group of 20+ business people, and to talk about Moving Experience and the products and services that we offer. It would have been easy to launch into a 10 minute ‘heavy sales pitch’, but that could have been boring, obvious, and not consistent with what I’m… Read more »

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

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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 »

Car seats, stair gates, or simply holding hands – Family protection takes many forms

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

August is proving to be an exciting but also reflective month for me. My son’s first birthday is fast approaching, and everything’s almost organised for a great day of celebration with friends and family. As Rachel and I were going through the list of invitees I realised how much has changed in 12 months. Not… Read more »

Insider Knowledge

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Is it a good time to re-mortgage and create the home of your dream? The short answer is that yes, now would appear to be a good time to secure a long term fixed rate, and the security that this will offer, if appropriate to your circumstances. The market seems conflicted about predictions for the… 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 »

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 »