The benefits of low interest mortgages

Many homeowners prefer to take advantage of low interest rates to repay their mortgages. This is because with low interest rates they can now put the extra money in other investments with the hope that the returns from these investments will be big enough for them to pay the mortgages easily and cheaply. In some […]

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Tough times ahead for buy to let landlords

Although landlords have been ruling the housing market since they are taking advantage of the low cost of buy to let mortgage rates and quickly buying up available properties, the tide of good fortune may soon change for them. This is due to the fact that the average mortgage cost for any property is starting to […]

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OFT investigate fast house sales

With the continuing slump in the UK housing market, it’s fairly rare for a home to sell quickly at full asking price unless the seller has very pragmatic expectations. Due to economic hard times, the situation often arises where a home owner is forced to sell in a hurry, and many have turned to the […]

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Christopher Wren house up for sale

You could be the owner of The Old Court House, a home designed, and inhabited by the famous British Architect, Sir Christopher Wren, which he designed in the 18th century, for a sum of £4.25 million. The architect, who designed St Paul’s Cathedral, The Royal Naval College and The South Part of Hampton Court Palace, […]

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UK mortgage approvals rise in January

UK mortgage approvals are at their highest level in the last 11 months with January of 2012 showing a high amount of approvals. This suggests that the Government Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) may be actually helping home buyers get onto the mortgage market. Bank of England figures show that mortgage approvals increased up to […]

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