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Planning and thinking ahead can help you when buying your first home. Telephone, Broadband, Gas, Electricity and who to inform of your change of address when moving into your first property.

Can an IVA accept my changes of being accepted for a Mortgage?
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The Question …. The Answer …. Hi Brad, Thank you for your question. We will try and provide a bit of background to our audience on IVA’s and what they are, before hopefully moving on to some things to consider when looking at trying to obtain your first mortgage. Buying

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Young and Single - Is Shared Ownership the only option on to the UK property market?
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As property prices increase, young single buyers are being priced out of the market. With just their income to rely on, they know they are perfectly capable of keeping up mortgage repayments but lenders are unlikely to offer them anything close to the asking price of the properties that peak

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Ten Tools a First Time Buyer must Own
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When you become a homeowner, you can no longer count on the landlord to make quick-fixes for you. Sure, you can call in the professionals to fit stylish roof windows or lay hardwood flooring, but it is well-worth accumulating accessories and getting a toolbox started for the much more basic

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The Transition from Renting to Buying your First Home - 7 Top Tips
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The majority of people who are currently renting aspire to, one day, own a home. But, with the cost of renting and rising house prices – achieving this dream can take some time. So, when that day comes and you are finally ready to buy you could have been renting

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Essential Tips and Advice for Getting on the Propery Ladder
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Making the move from renter to home owner is a milestone that many people dream of reaching. There are a few common life events that prompt renters to start thinking about buying their first home. For many people, the hope of saving for a deposit is too difficult, so they

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Applying for a Mortgage
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In 2014 the Financial Conduct Authority introduced new rules in an attempt to tighten up the mortgage market, to ensure that both lenders and borrowers could work together to create realistic individual lending. Known as the Mortgage Market Review, potential borrowers will have to undergo a three-hour interview touching on

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Charters Wharf CGI from Family Mosaic
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What is Shared Ownership? Shared Ownership is a Government-backed scheme provided by Housing Associations and aimed at first time buyers who want to get a step onto the property ladder. Launched in April 2006, it aims to help first time buyers who would not be able to afford to buy

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Mortgage Application and Mortgage Tips
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The Question …. The Answer …. Hi Roman, Applying for a mortgage can be a daunting especially when you want to buy a property for the first time. First time buyers can often be thrown by the need to get on the property ladder as the average mortgage now taken

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The costs of saving for your first home
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When purchasing a property for the first time, the deposit often seems like the most difficult obstacle to overcome. After all, even with the Help to Buy scheme, a 5% deposit on a £150,000 property currently stands at £7,500. Unfortunately, with legal fees, stamp duty, and removal costs to consider,

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The First Time Buyer show - Autumn 2015
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The First Time Buyer Home Show – Autumn 2015 is a one-stop shop to help first time buyers buy their dream home and step on the property ladder. Produced by First Time Buyer magazine, exhibitors include property developers, housing associations, solicitors, financial advisors, mortgage consultants and interior experts. What’s included

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