‘Mortgages and Property’ Category

To rent or to buy?

Posted in Mortgages and Property on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 at 13:47 by Sarah Evans.

As soon as young people are out on their own and earning an independent living, they must confront a basic financial question: should they be content to rent over the long-term, or should they do whatever it takes to be able to take that first step on the property ladder and buy their own home?

Co-op Bank announces mortgage interest rate increase

Posted in Mortgages and Property on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 13:02 by Sarah Evans.

Debt management is about to become a more challenging issue for at least 50,000 additional Britons as a result of the Co-operative bank’s announcement this week that payments on their mortgages will be going up.

Home renovations to boost market value

Posted in Mortgages and Property on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 14:17 by Sarah Evans.

When it comes to mortgages, skilled debt management means more than merely making each and every payment on time. It also means paying attention to the market value of your home and doing what you can to boost it.

Savings Rate Took a Steep Dip in 2011

Posted in Banking, Money Saving, Mortgages and Property on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 11:07 by Sarah Evans.

Low rates of return on savings accounts took their toll during 2011, causing Britons to save only about half the amount that was typical for 2010.  In some ways, this is a good thing.  Those who pulled in more money than they need for living expenses tended to use it to improve their personal balance [...]

Keeping on Top of Your Finances

Posted in Banking, Money Saving, Mortgages and Property on Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 11:26 by Sarah Evans.

It is true that the world of finance can be very confusing, particularly in these trying economic times. This is especially true if you are getting, paying on or paying off a mortgage. All of the double talk and legal jargon can leave one confused if there isn’t someone to guide you through it.

Mortgage Comparisons

Posted in eComparison, General, Mortgages and Property, Savings and Investment on Friday, December 4th, 2009 at 11:08 by Sarah Evans.

After the last two fiascos in my flat, I have decided that it is time to shop for a house. It can be an expensive and exhausting process and certainly not something I am looking forward to doing at this point. Unfortunately, there is no property elf or mortgage fairy to take care of these things for me, so I guess I will have to do it. Fortunately, I have ecomparison.com!

Mortgage Deals Are Better Than Ever

Posted in Mortgages and Property on Thursday, June 18th, 2009 at 08:41 by Sarah Evans.

The other day I happened to drive by the most amazing estate. It was perfect! Large wrought iron gates, a long drive, and impressive façade. Too bad the house is about ten times beyond what I intend to pay.

Debt Got You Down?

Posted in Debt, Money Saving, Mortgages and Property on Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 at 11:55 by Sarah Evans.

Debt is an overwhelming thing. Once in debt, it seems that you may never get out from under. I know…I’ve been there. Fortunately, I went through a credit counselling service that got me back on track and today I’m right as rain. No more sleepless nights!

Shop around for the best mortgage deal

Posted in Mortgages and Property on Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 at 17:59 by Sarah Evans.

I’ll admit it. I’m obsessed with the property market. Every week I look online or in the newspaper adverts to see what kind of house I might want to buy. The current recession is horrible, there’s no denying it. However, if you are in the market to buy a house (as I am), now is the time to take advantage of the drastically reduced property prices. That might sound a bit cold but not all properties are on the market due to someone who has been made redundant.