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Do new builds make a good buy-to-let investment?

Do new builds make a good buy-to-let investment?

by Mark Hincks

July 20th, 2017

Are new build homes a good buy-to-let investment choice? In many circumstances, new builds offer significant advantages over buying an existing property. This includes existing properties that you can rent immediately as well as properties you plan to renovate or convert.

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How Shared Ownership Helps First-Time Buyers

How Shared Ownership Helps First-Time Buyers

by Mark Hincks

July 6th, 2017

Shared ownership schemes for first-time buyers are typically offered by housing associations. They involve you buying part of the property and renting the rest. The portion you purchase is usually between 25 and 75 percent. Here’s why shared ownership is popular with first-time buyers.

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How Are Shared Ownership Properties Valued?

How Are Shared Ownership Properties Valued?

by Mark Hincks

June 29th, 2017

Property valuations are an important part of buying a new property using the shared ownership scheme. They determine the price you initially pay for a new property, they are used if you want to increase the share you own in the property (known as staircasing), and they are used if you want to sell your share.

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Help to Buy Equity Loan - Step-By-Step Guide

Help to Buy Equity Loan - Step-By-Step Guide

by Mark Hincks

June 21st, 2017

The Help to Buy equity loan is a scheme that helps you buy a new property. It is available to first-time buyers and to people already on the property ladder. The scheme lets you buy a new home with a lower than normal deposit as well as giving you the opportunity to get a better mortgage rate and lower your monthly mortgage repayments.

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The Mortgage Guarantee Scheme Has Ended. What Does It Mean For Help To Buy?

The Mortgage Guarantee Scheme Has Ended. What Does It Mean For Help To Buy?

by Mark Hincks

March 17th, 2017

In September 2016, Chancellor Philip Hammond called time on the mortgage guarantee scheme, but he signalled that other areas of Help to Buy would remain in place.

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Welcome to our new website

Welcome to our new website

by Mark Hincks

June 9th, 2016

Hello and welcome to our new look website. For those of you that have visited in the past you'll notice that things have changed a little. We've now made searching for your new home easier than ever before with lots of information to help you find your dream home.

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