[15th March 2021] A little wobble..

We are it seems starting to emerge from the grips of the global pandemic that is the coronavirus and for many many families we must remember that it has cost them much more than economic activity. As we start a new week there are some warning signs that we are not out of these woods just yet.…

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[13th March 2021] House builders 'should drop appalling gagging orders' BBC

House builders that carry out repairs on newly built homes need to be more open about what work has been required, according to the chairman of Parliament's Housing Committee.…

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[9th March 2021] What a week...and its only Tuesday!!!

Market volatility, US law makers pass $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill, Brent trades over $70 and US 10yr is sat at 1.5%......…

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[4th March 2021] Unsurprising UK budget

The 2021 budget, certainly as far as the housing market was concerned was a little bit of a none event, as all of the big ticket items had been pre- announced. The stamp duty holiday has been extended by 3 months to the end of June, no doubt enabling more buyers to take advantage of the potential savings.…

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[3rd March 2021] Sunak confirms 95% LTV mortgage guarantee scheme

The government has announced further details of its new mortgage guarantee scheme during today's Budget. The scheme is set to launch to lenders from April and will allow both first-time buyers and current homeowners to purchase properties up to £600,000 with a 5% deposit.…

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[2nd March 2021] Budget 2021 : Stamp duty holiday extension & 95% mortgages?

[2nd March 2021] Budget 2021 : Stamp duty holiday extension & 95% mortgages?

Budget 2021 : Rishi Sunak is expected to announce a range of measures to support the UK economy in the Budget later today. The chancellor will pledge to use the government's full "fiscal firepower" to protect jobs and livelihoods, vowing to do "whatever it takes" to help businesses and people. On the housing front it has been reported that the stamp duty holiday, which is due to end on 31 March, could be extended and a mortgage guarantee scheme to help buyers with just a 5% deposit.…

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