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First time buyer sales are up since Stamp Duty changes

According to NAEA Propertymark, changes made by the Chancellor last year to offer relief to first time buyers purchasing properties under £300,000 seem to be encouraging more buyers onto the market. With, year on year, first time buyer sales the highest since February 2015*. The trade body said that the Chancellor’s first-time buyer stamp duty relief is having the desired effect, as sales to the group rose to 29% in February, from 27% in January. (more…)

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Your Mortgage Expert further expands team with a new Mortgage Adviser

Your Mortgage Expert is delighted to announced that Nicola Jennings has joined the team as Mortgage Adviser. Nicola joins the 6-strong team based on Salisbury New Canal and comes to Your Mortgage Expert with 16 years’ experience in the financial services industry, more recently specialising in the mortgage and protection markets. (more…)

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1 in 4 move house to be near a good school

Research from Santander has found that a quarter of parents move house in order to be within the catchment area of a good school. Families are also prepared to spend an extra 12% to buy within their chosen school catchment address, adding £26,800 to the average UK property price. 1 in 5 also of those moving to be near a particular school had to change jobs and 20% downsized*. This follows research released by RightMove which found that parents are spending over £50,000 more to live near a good school**. (more…)

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£35 billion worth of houses ready to remortgage by the end of October

Latest research by consumer data company, CACI shows that there are a large number of deals coming to the end of their fixed term this Autumn. And this means that, over the next couple of months, they are predicting a “remortgage frenzy”. This was reported on the Your Mortgage website. (more…)

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Your Mortgage Expert welcomes a new Mortgage Adviser to the team

Your Mortgage Expert welcomes a new Mortgage Adviser to the team

Your Mortgage Expert is delighted to announced that Dan Allen has joined the team as Mortgage Adviser. Dan joins the 5-strong team based on Salisbury New Canal and comes to Your Mortgage Expert with five years’ experience in the mortgage and financial services industry. (more…)

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Archive: Property prices in Salisbury up year on year

According to latest figures from the Salisbury Property Blog, property prices in Salisbury were up 10.4% year on year at the end of 2016. In Fact, in December 2016 alone, Salisbury property values rose by just over 2% leaving the average value of a Salisbury property at £359,400. This was reported in the Salisbury Property Blog on 22nd December 2016*. (more…)

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Archive: The New Forest remains the least affordable UK National Park to live

Latest research from Lloyds Bank has found that the New Forest is the most expensive UK National Park to live in*. They found that the average price of properties in the park is £577,979 which is 98% higher than properties in the surrounding areas. Year on year, the New Forest remains the least affordable as reported this time last year**. (more…)

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Archive: Are you thinking about selling your house this Christmas?

You may be surprised to learn that Christmas and New Year could be a great time for you to put your house on the market. According to Right Move, traffic numbers to their website from people searching for properties dramatically increase between Christmas and New Year, meaning that those looking to sell their house could be missing out on potential buyers by waiting until after the festive period*. With this in mind, December could be an ideal time to speak to your Mortgage Broker to find out what sort of property you could afford to buy. (more…)

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