First Time Buyers

March 2015

Pension reform ‘to boost house prices': Over-55s could cash in on buy-to-let market’

By |March 12th, 2015|

According to the Daily Mail the new pension freedoms could spark a property boom this year , as the over 55’s cash in their retirement savings and invest in the housing market.
From April 6, anyone aged over 55 will be allowed to withdraw all or part of their pension and spend it as they wish […]

Five tips for buy-to-let : the essential advice for property investors

By |March 10th, 2015|

For many people buy-to-let can look like an attractive income investment with rates being low at this current time.
What is important to know is that if you are considering investing in property, or want to improve your returns on a buy-to-let you already own its important to ensure that you are doing everything correctly.
Here are […]

UK house prices fell 0.3% in February

By |March 6th, 2015|

 According to Halifax UK house prices fell 0.3% in February leaving the average house price at £192,372.
The fall, the first since October, followed a rise of 1.9% in January.
However, prices in the three months to February were up 2.6% compared with the previous quarter.
Quarterly measures are often seen as more reliable as they smooth out […]

First-time buyer affordability and deposits on rise

By |March 2nd, 2015|

According to Mortgage Solutions First-time buyers have been able to put down bigger deposits and make a better start since wages rises and the Stampy Duty cuts boosted buying power.
Deposits from novice homebuyers rose to £29,127, which is 15% higher than a year ago, Mortgage Solutions said according to a report from Your Move and […]