Housing Demand in 2024

A number of recent surveys have suggested that more confidence is returning to the market as mortgage rates continue to fall. In January, for example, The Mortgage Lender published research showing that 52 per cent of residential buy-to-let landlords had expanded their property portfolios over the last 12 months, adding […]

How Can I Help A Loved One Get On The Property Ladder?

By Sarah Thompson, Managing Director, Mortgage Scout Compared with a decade ago, today’s first-time buyers are older, more likely to buy with a partner and more likely to have dependent children. This highlights how getting on the property ladder is becoming increasingly hard for younger borrowers. However, lenders are always […]

Property Investor Optimism for 2024

Towards the end of December, The Mortgage Lender (part of Shawbrook Bank) published the results of its survey of UK property investors. It found that 74% of residential buy-to-let landlords “feel confident about the performance of the property market over the next 12 months.” The research identified higher levels of […]

Saving Money At Property Auction

Homebuyers could save as much as £160k by heading to auction. The latest research by property finance specialists, Apex Bridging, reveals that homebuyers could save themselves on average -29% on their property purchase when choosing to buy at auction instead of the open market on similar properties. Apex Bridging analysed market data* on […]

Alternative Tips When Buying Your First Home

With rent prices skyrocketing to the highest rates seen in a decade, it’s no surprise that many around the country will be crunching the numbers to find out whether they can afford to buy their own home. Buying a home has clear fiscal benefits – Halifax’s latest Owning vs Renting review found out […]

5 Steps For Beginners To Take Before Investing in Property

If you are looking to build long-term wealth and diversify where you place your money, careful planning and consideration must be taken into account before you jump into property investing. There are some different ways you can invest in property to gain financial returns, from BRRs and Flips, HMO investments, […]

Biggest Lenders Increase Mortgage Rates

NatWest and Nationwide, two of the UK’s largest mortgage lenders, have announced today that they will increase interest rates by as much as 0.45% while removing some of their mortgage products from the market altogether. The move from the lenders, experts predict, is due to the financial markets reaction to the stubbornly high […]