How much can I borrow as a sole trader?

This week I have had a lot of phone calls from sole traders who have an income of £12k per year asking me for mortgages of £300,000+. Now although they feel this is affordable, we live in a mortgage world that means income must always be proven with formal documents. If you a sole trader […]

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How to buy a home if your credit rating sucks

The recent economic downturn has trapped many people in difficult financial situations.  If you’re one of these people and you are looking for a way onto the property ladder, having a bad credit history can really feel like a kick in the teeth when it comes to applying for a mortgage. The high street lenders […]

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Good News For Self-Employed Business Owners Trying To Get A Mortgage?

There are 4.75 million self-employed people in the UK, according to the Office For National Statistics.  This number has grown steadily and shows no sign of slowing down.  It’s more important than ever that we talk about those Self-Employed business owners who try (and fail) to get a mortgage. Do you know what? I think […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Self-Employed Mortgage

Finding a mortgage as a self-employed person can be difficult. Here are some of the key questions we get asked every day. Our helpful answers will give you some reassurance that getting a mortgage is certainly possible as a self-employed person. Can I get a Self-Employed Mortgage? Being Self-Employed doesn’t mean you can’t get a […]

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How To Test Your Dream Home

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So, you’ve been property hunting and narrowed down your shortlist of properties to just 1… but how do you know if it’s truly your Dream Home? Follow these 5 tips to test your property and find out if it really could be your Dream Home. 5 ways of knowing if it’s “the One” 1. This might […]

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How to Choose the Perfect Property

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House prices are climbing. With the demand for properties rising and the supply of new build homes still falling short, quality homes are scarce. Many houses don’t linger on the market for long – so when you stumble over a great-looking home, how do you quickly decide that it’s the right property for you before […]

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What is Let to Buy?

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It’s our job to get you into your dream home. But we understand that whether you’re employed or self-employed, if money is tight, that dream can seem very far away. Read this article to find out if Let to Buy is the solution to all your home problems. What is Let to Buy? This is […]

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Adding Value to Your Property – Damien Fogg

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We’re honoured to be able to share this amazing article with you all. The author, Damien Fogg, a chartered building surveyor, investor, landlord, business owner, aspiring philanthropist and polymath (still working on the polymath part though) is also the founder of the Buy To Let Strategy website, which you can find here. ADDING VALUE TO […]

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5 Ways To Beat High Property Prices

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House prices in the East of England have rocketed 13.3% in the last year, with the UK as a whole experiencing a healthy 8.4% increase. Furthermore, interest rates are remaining historically low; attractive for some with certain types of mortgage but making it more difficult for first-time buyers to save larger deposits. The recent stamp […]

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Building Your Dream Home

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The idea of building your own home is an exciting one but for most people it remains a fantasy. Where do you start? What costs are involved? Do you need planning permission? Are there restrictions? How do you know how much is “too much”? The questions can be endless. There is so much to do […]

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