May will allow councils to build more house by raising cap

May then went on to say that the cap on how much councils can borrow against their housing revenue account assets in order to build houses “doesn’t make sense,” before adding: “today I can announce that we are scrapping that cap.” https://www.mortgagestrategy.co.uk/may-announces-end-to-council-borrowing-cap/ Do we really have a housing shortage in Scotland? Rates are low, you only need a 5% deposit and there are plenty of terraces and flats on the market so, can someone tell me where the shortage is?????? read more

We became homeowners 12000 years ago

This a good article that talks about increased house prices and the need to look way back into our pass https://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/mortgages/humans-became-homeowners-12000-years-ago-time-return-nomadic/ read more

No more fears over JAPANESE Knotweed

Major university states that Japanese Knotweed does no more damage than trees http://www.mortgagesolutions.co.uk/news/2018/07/10/lenders-urged-overhaul-japanese-knotweed-policies-research-discovers-limited-structural-impact/?utm_source=customsell&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=msol-house-advert-mai-first-send-1007-1531216353 The research confirms that banks need to drop the silly notion that this plant will cause major structural damage to a home that they have a mortgage on. Lets hope the lenders will change read more

How will you pay for RENT or a MORTGAGE in retirement??

This is a must read for all http://www.mortgagesolutions.co.uk/news/2018/07/09/one-seven-homeowners-expect-mortgage-70/?utm_source=customsell&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=msol-house-advert-mai-first-send-0907-1531129070 1 in 4 of us can expect to be paying for a mortgage after we retire. This is a scary prospect as most of us will be earning much less than we currently earn while working. What about people who rent??? I think it would be foolish for us to think that the Government will provided enough benefits read more

Purple Brick looses a crap load of cash

Interested in online estate agency? Read this https://www.mortgagestrategy.co.uk/purplebricks-announces-further-losses-despite-revenue-growth/ Looks like Purple brick could be the next Amazon or could be another tragic on line business that could not pull a profit with cheap fee DIY estate agency. Time will tell. read more

Estate Agents in BIG trouble

This is interesting http://www.mortgagesolutions.co.uk/news/2018/07/02/7000-estate-agents-financially-struggling-study-shows/?utm_source=customsell&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=msol-house-advert-mai-1530526514 More than 7000 estate agents are in fear of FINANCIAL DISTRESS with two majors issuing low profit warnings to there share holders. Looks like on-line estate agency is taking a much bigger bite of the ever shrinking housing market. Could this be the end of the smooth talking, Gucci suit, Doice & read more

Great News! Lenders are loosing up

Please read this article http://www.mortgagesolutions.co.uk/news/2018/06/25/mortgage-lenders-quietly-relaxing-criteria-brokers-say/?utm_source=customsell&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=msol-editorial-2506-first-send-1529920650 Excellent! Lenders are loosing up there criteria but, it does not mean that they are lending like they did before the credit crunch. They are allowing you to borrow a little more based on your income and some are small building societies are falling in line with other financial read more