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A tale of five cities – where renting is still cheaper than buying

Even with the Funding For Lending scheme introduced last year, it can still be difficult to get a mortgage in the current economic climate. Many people face job-related uncertainty, and with the need for a sizeable deposit to get on … Continue reading

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Renting is ‘the new normal’

Nearly a third of first-time buyers are over 35 years of age and a quarter of people who live in London rent their homes. There are new facts revealed by the latest English Housing Survey from the Department for Communities … Continue reading

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Property news: new mortgage scheme gives buyers a ‘leg up’ the property ladder

By Matthew Kinlin UK buyers are being offered help in getting higher on the property ladder, with the British government launching a new mortgage indemnity scheme. The NewBuy scheme will require building firms and taxpayers to be guarantors on homes … Continue reading

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