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How will the latest mini-budget affect you?

How will the latest mini-budget affect you?

The Chancellor has announced some stamp duty cuts to benefit homebuyers, as well as tax cuts for workers and businesses. Find out what the key changes are and how they might affect you. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or an existing homeowner seeking a new property,...

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The base rate goes up to 2.25%

The base rate goes up to 2.25%

There has been another base rate increase just announced today. Find out what this means for your mortgage. The Bank of England has just announced it is increasing the base rate from 1.75% to 2.25%. The base rate dropped to 0.1% (an all-time low) after Covid first hit...

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House prices creep up in August

House prices creep up in August

The property market is still showing resilience against some of the economic challenges we’re facing, with prices going up again in August, according to Halifax. House prices went up by +0.4% in August, according to Halifax’s House Price Index, compared to a slight...

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Liz Truss’ views on the property market

Liz Truss’ views on the property market

What has the newly appointed Prime Minister previously said about the property market, and what changes is she likely to make? Yesterday Liz Truss was announced as the new Prime Minister. Truss secured 81,326 votes compared to Rishi Sunak, who got 60,399. You may...

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Rental prices going up

Rental prices going up

Thinking of buying your first home and not sure if now is a good time to do it? Rising rents may be all the incentive you need to make your move onto the property ladder. Rental costs have increased steadily over the last year, meaning you’ll get less bang for your...

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Property prices dip slightly in August

Property prices dip slightly in August

The housing market is still busy, with more buyers than properties, but asking prices have dipped very slightly for the first time this year. The average asking price of a property in the UK has dipped slightly in August by 1.3% to £365,173, according to Rightmove....

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The truth about stress-testing

The truth about stress-testing

The need for stress testing has been withdrawn, which means it should be easier to get a mortgage, right? Unfortunately, this is not necessarily the case. Find out why removing stress testing may not make a difference to homebuyers. The media recently reported some...

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House prices fall slightly in July

House prices fall slightly in July

The housing market has generally remained buoyant despite the increased cost of living and interest rate rises. However, prices have dipped very slightly in July, according to Halifax. House prices fell slightly by 0.1% in July, which marks the first decrease since...

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The Bank of England increases the base rate

The Bank of England increases the base rate

The latest announcement from the Bank of England to increase the base rate to 1.75% marks the sixth consecutive rate rise. The Bank of England has just announced that the base rate is increasing to 1.75% in a bid to combat rising inflation. The Bank has just announced...

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Housing price rises make affordability a challenge

Housing price rises make affordability a challenge

A new report has shown that house prices have never been higher when compared with household income, and this could make life more difficult for homebuyers. Seeking expert mortgage advice and perhaps having a flexible approach to where you live can improve your...

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