20% of mortgage deposit to be paid for by government scheme

George Osborne revealed in his Budget that he hoped to allow homebuyers with smaller deposits to get onto the housing ladder. This will see the First Buy scheme extended to include all buyers wishing to purchase a new build home. The scheme will also be extended to include all properties valued at less than £600,000. […]

How much is a good neighbour worth?

A study from Churchill home insurance reveals that 88% of estate agents think a well maintained home next door will increase the sale value of a property. Estate agents estimate that well maintained and attractive homes surrounding a property have the potential to increase the sale price by as much as 12% – equal to a[…..]