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Saving Money on Your Mortgage

What is the best way to try and save money on your mortgage? These are a few tips which might be worth considering. Use Current account mortgage./ Offset mortgage These are increasingly common. It is a way to combine a current account with your mortgage balance. If you have any spare cash in your current […]

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Advice Buying or Selling a House

The trouble is we do not know what we do not know! With the largest purchase of your life that can be an uncomfortable place to be, so do something about it! For once we are not providing the tips and advice but refer you to recently published books that could help and could save […]

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Mortgage Refusals in a Tight Market

‘Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water……..’ You think you have your mortgage ducks in a row but you still get a refusal. The reasons for many of the current mortgage refusals include the lenders own problems, a perception of your status problems or a property related problem. Above […]

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Review of Mortgage Types

There are a variety of mortgages available to suit your circumstances. The mix of different types of mortgage vary due to the way interest is calculated or on the type of person, property or deal to be done. Mortgage Types Based on Interest Charges Offset Mortgages are set up so that any money you have […]

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The Organised Mortgage

The mortgage industry is still risk averse and the FSA are bringing in new ‘safeguards’ and getting a mortgage is still tough. 2012 more than most other years requires mortgagees to be even better organised than in the past. ‘Getting your ducks in a row’ will help you obtain a mortgage. Leaving gaps in your […]

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Mortgage Arrears Borrower and Lender Perspectives

The squeeze on borrowers and longer term arrears continues to harden. The Borrowers Position on Arrears and the lenders perspectives have not changed significantly and it seems to be an issue of confidence that is holding everyone in the housing market back at the moment. Time and a few good results will put that too […]

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Help for Middle Britain by Mortgage Interest Tax Relief

Housing market UK has an economic angle for George Osborne to consider. Reintroduce the scheme of mortgage interest tax relief. This scheme was prevalent until 2000 when it was abolished but not before it had helped many on to the property ladder and towards achieving independence with their housing. Benefits of Mortgage Interest Tax Relief […]

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Benefits of Early Mortgage Repayment

My 35 year old son asked if there were ‘any benefits to paying off his mortgage early?’ I think the generations have a different view when it comes to debt and borrowing so this is an interesting challenge on which I can respond. Headline Benefits on Early Debt Repayment You own the property free and […]

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Personal Loans That Reduce Mortgage Costs

It is counter intuitive that a personal loan costing can reduce your over all mortgage cost but there are several cases where this is true. Personal Loans That Reduce Mortgage Costs Some mortgages cost more than a cheap personal loan. Mortgage rates are often sensitive to the loan to value percentage(LTV). If you can take […]

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