Monthly Archives: March 2019

How long does it take to get a survey?

How long do surveys take?

When you are in the middle of buying a house, it can feel like everything needs to be have been done yesterday. No-one wants the process held up by a delay. So, how long does it take to have a survey done on a property? And how can you speed things up?

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Want a 15% pay rise? Switch your mortgage

switch mortgage

In this week’s mortgage round up, finance journalist Ruth Jackson looks at how switching your mortgage could boost your income by 15%, how much opting for a 40-year mortgage actually costs you and changes to help mortgage prisoners.

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MPs call for urgent action on leasehold reform

private estate new build

MPs today reported how leaseholders have been "treated as a source of steady profit". We look at this and other revelations in the report from the House of Commons Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, and their recommendations for change

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How do other people save for a house deposit?

saving for a deposit

Saving a deposit for a house is an uphill battle. According to the latest stats from the Money Charity it would take 24 years to save the average deposit at the average savings rate out of the average salary. So with the number of first time buyers at its highest level in 12 years - how exactly is everyone saving enough to buy?

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First-time buyers love mortgage brokers

First-time buyers love mortgage brokers

In our latest mortgage round-up, finance journalist Ruth Jackson looks at a spate of good news including low interest rates, rising completions and how brokers are helping first-time buyers.

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