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mortgages for older homebuyers

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Mortgages for the Older Homebuyer

The introduction of new mortgage affordability rules last year restrict mortgage lenders lending unless they are certain that applicants are able to afford their mortgages even when interest rates start to rise. What does this mean for older buyers?   To get a mortgage older applicants have to prove their retirement income from state pension […]

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Island living – Which one suits you?

The large island of Great Britain is itself surrounded by numerous smaller islands ranging from craggy outcrops to large communities. Channel Islands Jersey A big thumbs up for Jersey came in a recent Trip Adviser survey in which it was voted as the “best island in the UK”.  The pluses include stunning scenery, white sandy […]

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beach hut or house?

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Property Eye #6

This week’s Property Eye features the latest election news, the latest in Celebrity Watch, Betting on Property Investment and much more! Property Eye Some of this week’s property related stories Celebrity Watch Mirren gives up French and takes up Italian Award winning actress Helen Mirren and her director husband Taylor Hackford are selling their partly restored […]

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Election update

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Election Update

As David Cameron prepares to govern Britain for another five years with a narrow majority huge sighs of relief could be heard from builders, developers, estate agents and others associated with the UK property market as the Conservative victory removed the threat of Labour’s proposed “mansion tax” and minimum 3 year tenancy agreements. Both sterling […]

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Hints to help you improve your credit rating

In April 2014 much tighter regulations came into force which means that getting a mortgage is more difficult and certainly more time consuming. If you’re thinking of applying for a new mortgage these hints could help you achieve a better credit rating to support your case. What is a Credit Report? Lenders obtain a credit […]

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