Category: General News

Why Renting Is (Sometimes) Better Than Owning

Home ownership is a dream for many people. Holding the keys to your first property, the one that’s finally “all yours”, is something that plenty of young people still strive towards… although the facts indicate that it’s something as many as 57% of people between the ages of 20 and 45 have given up on….

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Examining 5 Myths About New Build Properties

Should you buy an old house or a new-build? It’s a question that you’ll inevitably end up asking yourself if you’re buying a new home or a buy-to-let property, and it’s also one that we’ve looked at a bit before on the blog. In this post, I thought I’d set out to examine 5 prevalent…

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The Rise (And Fall?) Of “Fast Food Mortgages”

For most of us, getting a mortgage is one of the biggest decisions we’ll ever face. Before securing my own I spent hours doing preliminary research and met with a broker on several occasions. True, my self-employed status made the process a little trickier than most, but I still don’t think my path was all…

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Is Buy-To-Let A Good Retirement Strategy?

With ISAs taking a long time to build up – 15+ years of maximum deposits to make ~£10,000 interest per year – and a stocks and shares market that can be volatile, buy-to-let might sound like an ideal solution for those approaching or entering retirement. But, there are a few things to take into account…

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The State Of Buy To Let In 2016

You can hardly look at a newspaper without seeing articles heralding the death of buy-to-let, mostly thanks to some recently announced changes to the English tax system. Here at Brokers Direct we started wondering about whether or not the death of buy-to-let has been overstated. The Bad News True, tax changes set out in 2015…

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