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The best online mortgage brokers 2017

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For most of us, taking out a mortgage to buy a house will the biggest and most important financial transaction we ever make. So it’s surprising that, even in this day and age, the whole process can seem clumsy and frustratingly slow. Despite all the technology now available to us, getting a mortgage is still…

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What is the average cost of home insurance?

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Last updated: 31 January, 2019 The average home insurance cost in the UK is now £163.38 (for a combined buildings and contents policy). That is according to the AA’s latest British Insurance Premium Index, which included data from the final quarter of 2018. The average cost of £163.38 per year represents a 3.8% increase on…

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What is a tracker mortgage and is it right for you?

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There are many types of mortgage available to buyers and making sense of what type suits your situation best can be tricky. Here we explore what a tracker mortgage actually is, how it is different from other types of mortgage and whether it is the best option for you. What is a tracker mortgage? A…

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5 ways parents can help their children buy a house

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As we reported earlier this month, a new study has found that the Bank of Mum and Dad has become the UK’s unofficial 9th biggest mortgage lender. According to research carried out by Legal and General, parents are set to lend £6.5 billion to their children this year to help finance a property purchase –…

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House prices fall for the first time in five years

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The Halifax house price index indicates prices are falling, with even surveyors starting to reduce valuations – but a shortage of homes and low mortgage rates is expected to prevent a crash. House prices fell by 0.2% between February and April, marking the first quarterly fall in prices in five years, new research by the…

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