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Sold!: Government Guarantees Home Loans up to 600k

Help to Buy Help to Buy was launched by the government in April 2013 to support and drive purchases of New Build Homes. The main aim of it is to improve the access to and affordability of mortgages - specifically for those...
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Surfing the Silver Tsunami all the way to the bank

Investors are always looking for the next prevailing trend. One trend that does not look like it will be slowing down any time soon is the ageing of our population: the silver tsunami some have dubbed it. And many financial experts believe...
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Some Regal Advice: Baby Bedrooms

For those who need a recap: the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a boy weighing 8lbs 6oz on Monday at 16:24 BST. Shortly after that, the Duke of Cambridge said that he and his wife "could not be happier". The name...

The Value of your Home is Increasing

The price of UK property rose for the seventh consecutive monthly increase by 0.3 per cent in July, according to figures from a leading property organisation. The figures revealed that home sellers raised their asking price to an average £253,658. Predicted values...

Should we be thinking about our Digital Legacies?

Have you ever thought about your digital assets?  These are your online belongings and they could indeed be worth pondering over. The average person now has more than 10 online accounts, including social media, shopping and bank accounts - which can contain...

Start-up Secrets: Tips from America's Trendiest Young Entrepreneurs

Starting a business can be exhausting. This is precisely why it's refreshing to hear words of encouragement from those who have done it before - and succeeded. Stick With It "Start-ups don't die, they commit suicide. In other words, 90 percent of...
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Stockbridge: Where Edinburgh flaunts The London Look

Stockbridge began its existence as a wooden bridge over the Water of Leith. Eventually this busy crossing-point became a little village on the outskirts of the city, bustling with tradespeople. During the 19th century Stockbridge was then engulfed by the city, eventually...

What might Scottish Independence mean for Pensions and Mortgages?

John Swinney, Scottish Finance Secretary: "Spending on social protection, which includes state and public pensions, is more affordable in Scotland than for the UK. Bringing control of pensions in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament would ensure future pension policy is set in...

Advice for First Time Buyers: Buying in Scotland

Most people employ a solicitor when buying a property because of the amount of money being spent and the complexity of contracts entered into. Solicitors are central to much of the property transaction, because they often market the property on behalf of...

Landlords Still Spending

Landlord investment in residential property has increased over the last three months despite a slight decrease in tenant demand, according to new research. The research carried out by ARLA suggests that the proportion of landlords who are currently increasing their net investment...