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03 Feb 2020
Data shows lifeline needed for first time buyers
The Bank of Mum and Dad looks set for another busy year after new analysis of house price data has revealed house prices in London and the South-East are “almost entirely dislocated” from average earnings. Conversely, the research from Savills, the estate agents, has revealed house prices in Wales and the North of England are keeping pace with earnings.
Tags: Mortgage
21 Nov 2019
The big householder question answered
It’s perhaps one of the great first-world questions of our time. Not, will I need a visa to go to France next year, nor, will my adult kids ever leave home, nor, why are avocados so expensive these days, but: How much cheaper is it to pay off a mortgage than rent for 30 years?
Tags: Mortgage
23 Oct 2019
Choked off Stamp Duty giving government a headache
It seems the UK government might have another little headache on its hands. And this is one which might benefit us all as pressure continues to build on the power-that-be to reform the moribund Stamp Duty regime.
Tags: Mortgage
16 Aug 2019
Gout and about
I have discovered, or rather been painfully reminded, this week there can be consequences for having too much fun. Namely, gout. Serves you right, I hear you say. But it is, painfully dull.
16 Aug 2019
Happy birthday to us – with the emphasis on happy
It used to be said by insurance salesmen of the old school, that the way to sell life assurance was to ‘scare ‘em to death’. So if the salesman was talking to a couple, he’d start talking to the woman. Often the man would interject fairly quickly. The salesman would say to the woman, “No, imagine that he’s dead”. The man would often just keep going. At this point the salesman would get out a small coffin and say, “No, you’re in there!”
01 May 2019
Age is merely a number – just like a mortgage
It’s a frustration for those in or near retirement that some lenders won’t even entertain their property ambitions – just because they are deemed as too old. Well, that’s not the case for us.
15 Feb 2019
The Bank of Mum and Dad can be great, but beware the potholes
There is a tried and trusted phrase used widely by the military. It states: “The first casualty of any contact with the enemy - is the plan.”
25 Jan 2019
How to be fair to all of your children
2019 may promise many changes but one thing that won’t be one of them is the need for the Bank of Mum and Dad to help their children on to the housing ladder. But how do you be fair to all of them?
16 Jan 2019
Can I get my house deposit money back if my child splits with their partner?
The Bank of Mum and Dad is equivalent of a top ten mortgage lender, but what happens to the money if the relationship breaks down?
04 Dec 2018
The return of the 100 per cent mortgage?
The ‘Big One-0’ – the 100 per cent mortgage is associated with those times where everything seemed flash.
Tags: Mortgage
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