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  • HSBC to Start a Mortgage Price War?

  • HSBC have laid down the gauntlet for its rivals by lowering its rates for home buyers with small deposits. The bank has pledged to lend £1bn to borrowers with deposits of just 10%. The move is expected to breathe new life into a stagnant housing market by throwing first-time buyers a lifeline. more...
  • How the Cost of Buying a House has Soared

  • According to an investigation by the Mail newspaper, the cost of buying a home has risen by almost £2,000 in the past five years. These increased costs include higher mortgage arrangement fees, deeds release fees, stamp duty and valuation fees. more...
  • How Accurate are House Price Statistics? 

  • Today’s house market seems to be a barrage of never-ending statistics. So many agencies are busy supplying us with monthly, quarterly and yearly figures – but which ones should we pay attention to and which ones can we happily ignore? more...
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Mortgage Information

A few helpful links on information about mortgages

  • Compare Mortgages

  • Thousands of mortgages compared and rated at
  • Mortgage Tables

  • Mortgage tables from the fsa
  • Mortgage Guide

  • A mortgage is like any other kind of loan but with two major differences. It is paid back over a long period of time (normally 25 years) incurring a lot of interest (over that period of time you’ll probably end up paying almost double) and it is secured against your property. This means that if you default on the agreement the lender can repossess your house.
  • Mortgage Calculator

  • A quick and easy way to calculate your monthly mortgage payments. Simply enter the amount you wish to borrow, the term over which you intend to pay it off and the interest rate.

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