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Welcome to the Home Estate Property Blog.

Here we update you on all new events within the Home Estate company, along with lots of helpful and informative news within the UK property market.

The process of applying for a mortgage

The process of applying for a mortgage With all the seemingly complicated terms that are thrown around when talking about mortgages, applying for one can be scary. That’s why at Home Estate, we have compiled the following guide in applying for a mortgage. If you want...

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Different Types of Mortgages

The different jargon and technical language of mortgages can often be enough to put people off from buying their own home, so here we’ll take a look at some of the different types of mortgages For an introduction to mortgages, see our previous post where we explained...

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An introduction to mortgages

The UK’s mortgage industry is massive, with it recently being valued at £1.3 trillion, making it the largest in Europe in terms of the amount of money given out by lenders. In 2016, there was around 284,700 first time buyers and with the ever improving transport links...

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Renting a property

The rental markets are becoming a more viable option for many people nowadays, even if it is as a stop gap until you can muster up a deposit to purchase your own house, and the rental market in Gillingham and its surrounding areas is no exception to this. In a highly...

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Where can you afford to live?

Where can you afford to live? Click on the BBC link below for an interactive map http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23234033?intlink_from_url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/38a2903a-b068-486e-bda2-58c035e1490a/housing-market&link_location=live-reporting-story  ...

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2 bedroom second floor flat

2 bedroom second floor flat Conveniently located near mainline train station with fast track Links to London Featuring Spacious living room Double glazed Fitted kitchen Spacious hallway Security entrance door Lounge 15’2x 11’5” Kitchen 12”2 x 7’9” Bedroom 1 12’2 x...

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House prices increase by 4.5% in 2016

growth ends the year at 4.5% By Warren Lewis 29th December 2016 Property House price growth ends the year at 4.5% The latest data from Nationwide has revealed that house price growth ended the year at 4.5% - the same rate as year-end 2015. According to the report, the...

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Housing market slowing up in April

The number of people interested in buying a house in April fell to its lowest level for nearly eight years, according to surveyors across the UK. Those who saw a drop in enquiries last month outnumbered those who saw a rise by 22%. That is the highest figure reported...

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HOUSING MARKET COOLING

According to survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) the UK housing market is cooling In a survey of RICS members confidence in the UK property market is cooling due to the impacts of Brexit, stamp duty changes, a weaker pound, and the elections...

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New Marina in Chatham

Medway Council plan to develop a new Marina in Chatham The plans include mooring facilities to the riverside running from the far side of Gun Wharf to the Command House pub. It is suggested that a new marina would regenerate Chatham with an influx of tourism and give...

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Help -to -buy Isa

 First-time buyers are set to benefit from a new “Help-to-Buy” Isa, which offers a tax-free way of saving for a deposit on a new home. For every £200 that saved up towards a deposit for their first home, people in the scheme would receive another £50, The Government...

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