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Help to Buy ISA deadline is approaching – are you prepared?

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November has brought with it the important deadline of the Help to Buy ISA. First-time buyers should be aware that once the government scheme closes to new applicants on November 30th, they will no longer be able to set up a Help to Buy ISA to claim the bonus. But…

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The government’s proposed changes to shared ownership explained

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Good news, first-time buyers! You have more of a chance to step onto the property ladder due to the recently proposed changes to the UK’s shared ownership Government scheme.  This guide will outline what these shared ownership changes are and how they will work, as well as who can benefit…

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What could Brexit mean for house prices?

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The road to Brexit has been beset by numerous obstacles, delays, and heated debate from both sides. Despite the fact that our departure from the European Union has been postponed until after the general election in December, there remains tangible disbelief that this date might just pass us by. To…

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When is the right time to buy a house?

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When it comes to buying a property, the time in which you complete the transaction is just as important as the location of the property or any other seemingly important consideration. Timing is vital, particularly for first-time buyers. This is because there are so many variables that influence how much…

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The benefits of remortgaging your home

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If you’re considering remortgaging but need a little more convincing, or perhaps you’d like to know the benefits of remortgaging before taking the next steps, our guide is here to help. Why should I remortgage? You might consider remortgaging your property if: Your existing deal is due to end soon.…

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Help to Buy ISA: 10 Pros and Cons

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If you’re looking to buy your first house, you might be considering investing in a Help to Buy ISA. With the new applicant deadline of 30th November 2019 looming, here are the pros and cons of a Help to Buy ISA to help you make your decision a little bit…

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5 ways to improve your credit score for a mortgage

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You’re ready to take the next step and secure a foot on the property ladder? Buying a home is definitely an exciting time, but some first-time buyers might get held back by their credit score. After all, you’ve probably never really considered it before. However, there are ways in which…

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Help to Buy ISA: Is it worth investing before the deadline?

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The Help to Buy ISA has been helping first-time buyers save for a mortgage deposit since 2015. For every penny you save in the ISA, the government will give you a 25% bonus (up to £3,000) towards your first home.  £3,000 could certainly go a long way when saving to…

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How to apply for a Help to Buy ISA

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In this guide, we'll cover how you can apply for a Help to Buy ISA when purchasing your first home. If you are looking to buy your first home, it’s likely that you’re already aware of the Help to Buy scheme. If not, take a look at our simplified Help…

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