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House prices update

House prices update

June saw house prices dip very slightly according to Halifax, but buyer demand is still strong despite the gradual phasing out of the stamp duty holiday. Average house prices have dipped for the first time since January according to Halifax. The drop is slight –...

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The stamp duty changes explained

The stamp duty changes explained

The stamp duty holiday is coming to an end, and many think it will mark a change in the busy property market. We explain the stamp duty changes and how the property market could look for the remainder of 2021. The stamp duty holiday has been beneficial for many...

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What will happen to house prices this year?

What will happen to house prices this year?

Wondering whether the property market will change when the stamp duty holiday comes to an end? While there are no guarantees, many experts think it will remain healthy… If you’re in the middle of purchasing a property and you’re not a first-time buyer, the forthcoming...

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More property price increases in May

More property price increases in May

House prices went up again in May according to figures released on 7 June by Halifax. May was another busy and prosperous month for the housing market. Halifax has just published its House Price Index for the month of May which shows that property prices rose again....

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Discounted homes for key workers

Discounted homes for key workers

A new government scheme launched today to help first-time buyers and could save them at least 30 per cent off a property price. Here’s what we know so far… The government has just announced its new First Homes scheme which launched on 4 June in the East Midlands. The...

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House prices rise by almost 11 per cent in a year

House prices rise by almost 11 per cent in a year

The property market shows no signs of slowing down and the stamp duty coming to an end soon doesn’t seem to be deterring people from wanting to move. We’re in danger of sounding like a broken record when we tell you again that the property market is buoyant. We...

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A magazine to help you talk about money

A magazine to help you talk about money

Money may be a taboo subject for many but it’s an important topic and not one to shy away from. The more we talk about money, the more likely we are to take control of our finances. We believe it’s important to deal with financial issues head on. In an effort to help...

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House prices continue to rise

House prices continue to rise

The property market remains very healthy with prices increasing again in April and the stamp duty holiday continuing to add impetus.   House prices have reached a record high for the second month in a row according to Halifax. In April, house prices were 1.4...

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Young apprentices to join MB Associates

Young apprentices to join MB Associates

MB Associates provides new career opportunities during rising unemployment among young people. The pandemic has hit many people hard, and young people have been badly affected. Since the start of the pandemic, unemployment among the young has risen by 52,000 – a ten...

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Your mortgage and The Furlough Scheme

Your mortgage and The Furlough Scheme

An update on where you stand if you’re on furlough or if you’ve been furloughed in the past and want to apply for a mortgage. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced in the March budget this year that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (also known as The Furlough Scheme),...

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