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When a Property Becomes Unmortgageable

When a property becomes unmortgageable An interesting case came across my desk recently. The client had two buy to let properties in the North West, the client himself lived on the South Coast. I received a call from the client after he had applied to remortgage the properties and after a valuation had been undertaken.
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The Laffa Curve – Buy to let mortgages

The Laffer curve I love analogies and business models that can be applied to real world scenarios. My previous favourite was the Dunning Kruger model, now I think that the Laffer Curve has taken top spot. The reason this model grabbed my attention was an article about how revenue generated by buy to let stamp
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Why Fixed Rate Mortgages May Be Popular For The Wrong Reasons

Why fixed-rate mortgages may be popular for all the wrong reasons There have been a few articles and reports of late about the rise in popularity of fixed rate mortgages. This has been quoted as being down to good fixed rate offers from lenders and borrowers seeking security. All pretty standard huh? I’m not so
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Why Paying More For Borrowing Can Cost You Less

Why paying more for borrowing can cost you less There is a belief among many borrowers that the cost of borrowing should be the primary decision tool when it comes to which lender to use. Whilst price is always a consideration, borrowers do look for other factors such as speed of decision, time to draw
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Arnold vs Britton, Why Lease = Legal

Arnold vs Britton If you are considering buying leasehold investment property, either commercially or as a holiday let then this applies to you. This legal case is about the costs involved with leasehold property, in particular, the dangers of not understanding the smallest or small print. It is the case that should encourage anyone purchasing
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How Toys-R-Us and Maplin will impact the smaller commercial landlord

Toys-R-Us and Maplin – How it will impact you The media coverage of the problems facing Toys-R-Us and Maplin are pretty widespread. The media love a disaster story and when you add in brand names the public suddenly takes notice. In many town centres, I am sure that the vacant units will be boarded up
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