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Is it now easier to get a mortgage?

23rd February 2017

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It has been a thumping start to the year, with lenders seemingly falling over themselves to make early inroads into their targets and jockeying for position once more within the Best buy tables. As more lenders enter the fray, led by the new digital breed such as Atom Bank, as well as a growing number […]

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Inflation, House prices & latest stats.

21st February 2017

It has been a week of things going up so-to-say as UK consumer prices rose at their quickest pace since 2014, by 1.8% compared with this time last year. It was also reported that factory prices soared more than 20%. This has all been pushed by the fall in Sterling and higher world oil prices. […]

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London Property Market in 2017 – Ed Mead

05th February 2017

Ed Mead

To help us take a look at what the new year brings for London Property, we have asked back the renowned Independent Property Expert and commentator Ed Mead to impart some of his words of wisdom in the following Guest Blog:   My recent travels carrying the Viewber message have brought me into contact with many agents […]

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England vs Scotland: a house or a hoose?

26th January 2017


As it’s Burns Night this week we asked one of our  Glaswegian advisers, Sarah Aitken who recently purchased property over there, what the main differences are between buying in England and Scotland…   So you are lucky enough to have the option of buying somewhere in England or Scotland? For rental purposes maybe? There are […]

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Buy To Let tax changes – will they affect me?

24th January 2017

In 2015 the Government announced changes to tax relief on rental income from residential properties, which means that landlords may pay more tax in the future. If you do have a Buy To Let mortgage, it’s important that you understand the changes and whether they will effect the tax you pay. They will be introduced […]

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Remortgaging – everyone is doing it these days, but why?

24th January 2017

Given the prevailing sense of uncertainty that has been driven by Brexit negotiations and such like, we have been approached by many borrowers who want to investigate what all this means for their mortgage and whether they can save money by switching on to a new deal. In Fact, the Council of Mortgage Lenders, (CML), […]

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Coreco shortlisted for the Mortgage Strategy Awards 2017

19th January 2017

Here at Coreco we are very proud of the industry awards that we have received  over the years and are hoping to continue this success in 2017. We are therefore delighted and honored to have been shortlisted in three categories at the Mortgage Strategy Awards 2017. We are nominated finalists in the following categories: Best […]

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House Prices & Inflation Rise Again

17th January 2017

This morning the Office for National Statistics, (ONS) reported that UK house prices rose by 6.7% in the year to November 2016, which is up from 6.4% in October. The average cost of a UK home now stands at £217,928. Regionally, London continues to lead the way with an average house price of £482,000, but […]

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First Time Buyers Are Back! Numbers Hit 10-Year High

13th January 2017

The latest Halifax First-Time Buyer review has been published and shows that, contrary to some beliefs, the numbers of 1st Time Buyers has increased to a 10 year high. Halifax stated that in 2016 there were 335,750 first timers which is up 7.3% on the previous year and the highest figures since the Financial Crisis […]

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Interest Rates in 2017 – Same old, same old?

11th January 2017

As we usher in a New Year, repeat the same old resolutions we did not quite hang on to last year, (or even get through January with still intact), we at least face the future with a degree of fresh optimism. Let’s face it 2016 was pretty tough in parts, what with a Brexit Referendum, […]

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Mortgage Guides

This is Bow, he’s a plucky little Boston Terrier and knows a thing about mortgage applications. His owner, Patrick, is one of our clients and Bow here helps with his paperwork. If there’s anything you need to know about mortgage applications or the paperwork entailed then check out our advice hub – it has everything you need!

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Andrew Montlake

About Monty

Andrew Montlake, Director and Spokesperson for Coreco, gives his honest and forthright views on the mortgage market, economy and all things property related. Monty was voted "Mortgage Personality of the year 2008", "Best Press Spokesperson" in 2011 and is the current holder of the British Mortgage Awards “Best Marketeer” title. Expect expert analysis, delivered in a down to earth style with a side helping of exuberance.

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