Archive for January, 2013

Further mortgage rate cuts welcomed by first time buyers

Taken from blog January 18th… While the Government’s £80bn Funding for Lending scheme prompted fierce competition between lenders, it was aimed in principle at borrowers with larger deposits. As a result, first-time buyers struggling to build up sufficient funds for a typical 20% deposit have faced obstacle after obstacle in their attempts to get [read more…]

ET to Launch Legal Battle with Council

ET Law Limited to Launch Legal Battle with Trafford Council The Managing Partners of ET Law Limited, are set to defend Trafford Councils attempts to remove new signage from their building onDorset Street, Stretford. Established by the late Don Thomas some 60 years ago, the Practice is well known in the Stretford area and very highly regarded. The  [read more…]

First time buyers – some more good news

The availability of mortgage finance for first time lenders is the best it has been in years, contributing to a 5% rise in house sales last year. The Council of Mortgage Lenders report that new mortgage loans made to first-time buyers rose by 8% in November, and a Bank of England survey found that lending [read more…]

Housing market ‘firming’…

says Business Editor in the Sun today… Britains biggest mortgage lender claims the housing market is ‘firming,’ 5 years after the crisis blew up. Yesterday, Halifax said the average house price rose 1.3 % in December to £163,845. And the average for the past three months has topped the prior quarter for the first time [read more…]

Marriages on the Decrease…

According to a recent article published in the Telegraph, unmarried women who give up successful careers to bring up their children are risking a midlife financial crisis if their relationship comes to an end. A growing number of women who gave up work to become “full-time mothers” are approaching middle age with no home of [read more…]