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95% Mortgages Are Back

95% Mortgages Are Back

95% Mortgages Are Back! What’s the backstory? The government announced today that it will support lenders in offering mortgages with a loan-to-value (LTV) of 95 percent, which are deals for those with a 5% deposit. What is the significance of this? Since Covid, many banks and lenders

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Stamp duty holiday extended

Stamp duty holiday extended

Stamp duty holiday extended The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, presented the details of his spring Budget in Parliament today, outlining the government’s taxes and expenditure plans for the coming year. Two major policies are particularly relevant to homebuyers and sellers. Here is Firco’s take on what you should

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‘Astonishing’ recovery for mortgage market

‘Astonishing’ recovery for mortgage market

‘Astonishing’ recovery for mortgage market! At the height of lockdown, dire predictions of economic disaster, huge job losses and a deep property market slump were relentless. It seemed there was no good news to be found. While uncertainty still prevails, sparks of hope are beginning to creep

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Life insurance payouts will keep your family afloat

Life insurance payouts will keep your family afloat

Life insurance payouts will keep your family afloat! In 1912, when the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic hit an iceberg and sank, accident and life insurance companies lost almost $3.5m, with the tragic accident leading to some of the largest insurance payouts ever. Of all those who perished, Herbert F.

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New property trends emerge following lockdown

New property trends emerge following lockdown

New property trends emerge following lockdown! The property market is gradually showing signs of recovery and a number of new trends are emerging. It’s likely that these trends will continue to influence the market over the coming months. Sales rise due to high demand Pent-up demand and

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Residential Property Review – September 2020

Residential Property Review – September 2020

Residential market shows strong momentum! The latest UK Residential Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) shows a sharp acceleration in house price inflation, with the strongest reading reported at national level since 2016. The survey shows that all parts of the UK, with

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Happy street name – more valuable home?

Happy street name – more valuable home?

Happy street name – more valuable home? Do you fall into the 92% of people who aren’t bothered about the street name when they are looking for a new home? If so, newly published research might make you change your mind. According to a new study*, this

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Firco Mortgages

Firco Mortgages

You’re in safe hands! Buying a home is a major step that is much easier to take if you are well-informed and well-advised, regardless of whether you are a first-time buyer or someone who has moved before. Mortgage debt accounts for over 80% of total UK household

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Buy-To-Let: Boost Your Finances

Buy-To-Let: Boost Your Finances

Boost your finances with a BTL! Whether it’s a place for the future, a family member or to fund your retirement, buying a property to rent out could help. There’s just something about property. In addition to buying your own home, a major milestone for many, owning

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