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Growth vs. yields – the bigger picture behind buy-to-let investment

While London might be widely considered the apex of property investment locations, some experts have recently advised investors to steer clear of it. This is almost certainly to do with the rental yields in the capital, which – due to … Continue reading

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Title: Could a 35-year mortgage be the best way onto the housing ladder?

With mortgage affordability criteria having tightened dramatically over the past year, how can borrowers get on the housing ladder? For some, longer-term mortgages might be the answer. Here, we examine the benefits and pitfalls of opting for a 35-year mortgage. … Continue reading

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Starter homes in the East of England

Members of older generations were generally able to buy their first homes at a young age, having spent only a relatively short amount of time saving up for them. Consider that, even just 20 years ago, the average cost for … Continue reading

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Investing in rural residential property – part two

In the first instalment of our article on rural residential property investment, we focussed on the social benefits and drawbacks. In this second part, we come to the nitty-gritty of the matter – the bottom line. The economics of rural … Continue reading

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Investing in rural residential property

It’s easy to see why people invest in property in the East of England. With several thriving towns and cities (including a handful of the UK’s well-known universities), there’s no shortage of demand – and the numbers are there to … Continue reading

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Buying a home: London vs. the East of England

By Ben Gosling of TurnKey Mortgages According to the latest data from the Land Registry, the average house price in London is now just shy of £400,000. This is the highest in the UK by a significant margin, but sky-high … Continue reading

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Five step guide to the mortgage application process

The mortgage application process begins with a couple of important questions and some big decisions. The first and most important question is, ‘how much can I afford to borrow?’ Mortgage lenders’ affordability criteria typically means that they won’t lend more … Continue reading

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