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Shetland may be the cheapest place in the UK to build your own home

According to the National Custom & Self Build Association (NaCSBA) approximately seven million people in Britain will try to build their own homes and with areas like the Bay of tranquility in the Scalloway village; an affluent area with enticingly low property prices in the Shetlands Islands, it may just be the perfect coastal location. Read the article here.

The uncertain property market in London is blamed for the 20% fall in Foxtons shares

Foxtons released unfavourable figures that show the company experiencing declines in sales commissions by 7.8% in the third quarter to £16.4m, helping to push earnings before tax, interest, debt and other items down 21% to £14.2m; with shares plummeting nearly 20% to 165p. Read the article here.

The Financial Ombudsman warns of impending increases in equity release complaints

With the issue of “hidden” costs on equity release resulting in £100,000 mortgages that cost £250,000, retired persons are finding themselves in very difficult situations; even as more and more cash-strapped property owners are borrowing a record £4 million a day against their homes. Read the article here.

The Bank of England governor has promised a thorough review of its payment system crash

Governor Mark Carney has apologised for the failure of the system used for large transfers, effectively impeding the transfer of funds to homebuyers. This after the payment system which processes payments worth an average £277bn a day had failed for nearly 10 hours. Read the article here.

It may take you less than 30 minutes to find your home

The average buyer spends only 25 mins and 30 secs viewing a house before deciding to buy, according to studies done by Barratt Homes; who have labelled it the £10k-a-minute decision, even though purchasing a home is the single largest financial undertaking of one’s life. Read the article here.

200,000 more homes need to be built according to the Lyons review

Lyons warns that the land shortage in the UK is an “artificial scarcity which incentivises trading in land rather than building on it” and suggests that the government force local councils to produce and follow housebuilding plans. Read the article here.

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Variable Rate Mortgages at October 24 2014

Mortgage Lender* Rate* APR Cost* Type Period* Max LTV* Fee* Redemption* More Info
Coventry BS 1.89% reverting to 0% 2.0% Variable Term 65% Booking £199, Arrangement £300 - Can I Really Get This Rate?
HSBC 2.19% reverting to 0% 2.3% Variable Term 70% Booking £499 - Can I Really Get This Rate?
Coventry BS 2.19% reverting to 0% 2.3% Variable Term 75% Booking £199, Arrangement £300 - Can I Really Get This Rate?
Coventry BS 2.25% reverting to 0% 2.4% Variable Term 80% Booking £199, Arrangement £800 - Can I Really Get This Rate?
Coventry BS 2.65% reverting to 0% 2.8% Variable Term 85% Booking £199, Arrangement £800 - Can I Really Get This Rate?
Coventry BS 3.55% reverting to 0% 3.7% Variable Term 90% Booking £199, Arrangement £300 - Can I Really Get This Rate?

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The Three Most Important Things When Seeking a UK Mortgage

1) Research ! Research ! Research !

Choosing the right mortgage for your personal needs can make a huge difference to what you pay. So it’s good that you’re here ! It can all look very complex to non-mortgage professionals – and the “industry” makes extra money from this confusion. (Funny that !) But we’ll quickly help you simplify things.

2) Shop Around

Under no circumstances should you just take the first deal you are offered. Regardless of what you may think –- or be told –- if one mortgage lender has made you an offer this means others will. And their rate may be better. So keep shopping.

3) Get Three Quotes

You should aim to get at least three quotes or you could be overpaying by thousands of pounds.

Don’’t let your “trusted” bank fool you into taking their mortgage. (The days of loyalty to long-standing customers are long gone). Even if you are offered a “special loyalty rate” always get a comparison with other products.

The easiest way to get several quotes is by asking an independent mortgage adviser to help you. But make sure they truly are independent (See the Different Types of UK Mortgage Advisers).

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