Mortgage guides

Everything you need to know to speed up your mortgage application.

10 things made easier with a mortgage broker

The decision to hire a mortgage broker can be tricky – how can you know if the investment will be worthwhile? Usually, people only think about the value of a broker in monetary terms and, while it’s likely that a … Continue Reading

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Selling and buying – what you really need to know

Found your forever home? Looking to grow a family? Or simply thinking of downsizing? Whether country-life or city living, we can help. Finding a property is hard enough these days, but when you find that dream home you can see … Continue Reading

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Why would you want a property with a short lease?

Leasehold properties are commonly associated with apartments, where the owner of the property owns the apartment itself, but not the land on which it lies. This is owned by the landlord and is leased to the apartment owner. The length … Continue Reading

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Do you and your tenant agree on repairs?

How a little communication can help you repair your relationship with your tenant (and build your reputation) Do you know who’s responsible for common problems, like repairing white goods or even changing lightbulbs? A new study* took 1000 landlords and … Continue Reading

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Essential advice for buying a house in London

There are plenty of reasons Londoners should be wary of buying a property in London – especially if you’re young and looking for your first property. Some scholars – such as Paul Cheshire, professor of economic geography at London School of … Continue Reading

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Calculating mortgage affordability

A house is the most expensive thing you are likely to buy in your lifetime but, luckily, mortgages allow you to space out your payments over a long period of time. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that a house is … Continue Reading

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How does development finance work?

There is a lot of potential in development finance – buying a property at a low price then developing it can increase the value enough to make a significant profit, or allow buyers to renovate the property specifically for their … Continue Reading

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A step by step guide on printing copies of your online Tax Calculation and Tax Year Overview

If you are self-employed and applying for a mortgage, lenders will want to see evidence of your last 2 or 3 years earnings. This means obtaining your HMRC Tax Calculations, (sometimes referred to as a SA302) and Tax Year Overviews … Continue Reading

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A Coreco guide to Help to Buy schemes

It’s never been more difficult to buy a property in the UK, with first-time buyers getting an especially raw deal. Prices are so high that it’s become clear that many first-time buyers will need help to afford a mortgage, and … Continue Reading

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Bridging Finance: Risks and Opportunities

When you ‘bridge finance’ to buy a property, what you’re essentially doing is getting the finance for the purchase a little early in order to make a payment. How this works is that money is borrowed to pay for the … Continue Reading

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