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10 Oct 2017
New students, same old story
It’s one of the great conundra of life. The children leave home (finally!) by going on to university and they do so with your blessing.
25 May 2017
Bank of Mum and Dad becomes top ten lender
Empty-nesters will be putting their hands in their pockets to the tune of £6.5bn a year to help their adult fledglings flee the nest.
22 May 2017
Keep calm and get a mortgage
No-one knows better than us how hard the plight of the first time buyer is in this day and age. It is our business, after all, and we know exactly how stressful it can be.
12 May 2017
Saving for a deposit
I just had the most unbelievable dream. I’d just bought my first home… then I woke up.
08 Mar 2017
Joke and Mirrors
It took the Leader of the Opposition – not famous for being a free marketeer – to point out there was nothing in the Chancellor’s much-awaited Budget for those ‘struggling to get on the housing ladder’.
07 Mar 2017
Please Mr Chancellor, ease up on Stamp Duty
In years gone by Budget Day was brightened up by a lively betting market on all sorts of predictions.
03 Mar 2017
Need a rest? Aim for the best.
One of the joys of getting older is that one becomes less excitable about things – instead calm contemplation and determined action are the bedfellows of the ‘experienced’ generation.
16 Jan 2017
Beating the January blues
The Scots have a word for January so gloriously accurate it could be onomatopoeic: Dreech. It means grey, drizzly, windy and cold - weather conditions not unknown to any native of Scotland – but more recently it has come to mean a state of mind for the post-Christmas blues.
18 Nov 2016
Stamp Duty
Pressure on Stamp Duty could be good news for first-time buyers.
20 Oct 2016
Childcare
Parenthood is Mother Nature’s great leap of faith.
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