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Barratt homebuying scheme allows parents to borrow on behalf of kids

Barratt homebuying scheme allows parents to borrow on behalf of kids

Barratt Developments has announced a tie-up with Hitachi Capital (UK) that will allow parents to borrow money to help their children onto the property ladder. The developer claims the scheme is unique in the market, having been specifically designed to address current mortgage restrictions on loan-to-value ratios. Barratt sold 4,832 homes during the second half [...]

January 13, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Emotional value of home ownership revealed

Emotional value of home ownership revealed

New research has revealed that property-ladder obsessed Britons are changing their priorities, as a result of the economic downturn. In a study by insurer Aviva and psychologist Dr Paul Keedwell, 74% of people questioned said they were happy to remain in their current home and 68% admitted to seeing their home as an emotional investment, [...]

November 5, 2009 | 0 Comments More
First time buyers treble in 2009

First time buyers treble in 2009

First time buyers are taking advantage of plummeting house prices, according to figures released this week by mortgage experts John Charcol. A fifth of mortgage applications during the first four months of 2009 came from first time buyers - an increase of 350% compared to the final four months of 2008. A significant proportion of [...]

May 26, 2009 | 0 Comments More