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Property prices increased in March

Property prices increased in March

The property market is still performing well, and prices went up again in March according to figures released by Halifax. Thinking about moving house? Prices are going up and the market is performing well, so while you don’t want to rush your property choice, you...

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The new 95 Per Cent Mortgage Guarantee Scheme

The new 95 Per Cent Mortgage Guarantee Scheme

New details of the government-backed 95 Per Cent Mortgage Guarantee Scheme are emerging. Here’s what we know so far… Getting a new property as a first-time buyer or as an existing homeowner with a smaller deposit can be a challenge for many. According to the Bank of...

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The pandemic and the property market

The pandemic and the property market

A year on from the first lockdown, how has the property market been affected by the pandemic? March 23rd marks the anniversary of the start of the first UK lockdown. It would have been almost impossible a year ago to predict the extent of the impact the pandemic has...

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95 per cent mortgages are making a comeback

95 per cent mortgages are making a comeback

It’s not been an easy year for first-time buyers, but things are starting to improve. Here’s what we know about the forthcoming 95 per cent mortgage scheme and why lenders are starting to bring back higher loan-to-value mortgages. For anyone trying to buy a property...

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Will house prices go up?

Will house prices go up?

Yesterday's budget brought good news for home buyers. The stamp duty holiday's anticipated extension was confirmed, and a new mortgage guarantee scheme offering 95 per cent mortgages was also announced. So does this mean house prices will rise this year? Chancellor...

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Stamp duty holiday extension confirmed

Stamp duty holiday extension confirmed

The Chancellor’s budget has confirmed the extension of the stamp duty holiday to the end of June, as well as a higher nil band rate from July. The stamp duty holiday has been extended to 30 June 2021. In his budget announced earlier today, Chancellor Rishi Sunak...

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Stamp duty holiday could be extended to the end of June

Stamp duty holiday could be extended to the end of June

The stamp duty holiday was due to expire on 31 March, leaving many buyers unable to meet the deadline and benefit from the saving. According to The Times, there’s good news to come in the Chancellor’s budget next week… A story published today has claimed that the...

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What’s happening with the property market this year?

What’s happening with the property market this year?

Prices dropped slightly in January and it’s not yet known whether the stamp duty holiday will be extended. Yet it could still be a good time to move house. Here’s why we need to keep things in perspective… Last year, Britain’s GDP (the monetary value of goods and...

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Stamp duty extension update

Stamp duty extension update

The government has been under pressure from MPs and campaigners to extend the stamp duty deadline which expires on 31 March. There are rumours of an extension on the horizon. Are you in the middle of a property purchase and worried about whether you’ll make the stamp...

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What would negative interest rates mean for you?

What would negative interest rates mean for you?

You may have heard in the news there’s been talk of negative interest rates being introduced in six months’ time. So what would this mean for you and will it actually happen? We’re currently in a recession due to the impact of the pandemic, but we’re being told that...

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