Monthly Archives: February 2013

Mortgages explained for first-time buyers

This is a helpful acticle published on the BBC website.

Over the past few years the perils of the mortgage market have been graphically illustrated, with the prospects of obtaining a home loan changing dramatically from the sublime to the ridiculous.

Now the state-backed Funding for Lending scheme, operated by the Bank of England, has started to breathe some life back into the market.

The mortgage rates now available have plunged and lenders are beginning to compete again.

What is more, there are signs … Continue Reading…

2013 Sees Increase in Market Activity, According to Relocation Agent Network

The UK property market appears to have had a good start to the year, with nearly three quarters of estate agents from Relocation Agent Network reporting an improvement in market activity compared to the same time in 2012.

A recent survey conducted by estate agency organisation, Relocation Agent Network has found that 72% of its members, who responded to the survey, have seen an increase in buyer enquiries and sales agreed in January 2013, when compared to the same time … Continue Reading…

Relocation Agent Network raised £5,000 for children’s charity, Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK during their national launch day.

The Network launch, which took place on Wednesday 30 January 2013, saw member estate agents across England, Scotland and Wales, collectively help to raise £5,000 for the deserved cause. The charity grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening medical conditions.

Richard Tucker, Managing Director of Relocation Agent Network comments on the launch day, “We are delighted that our launch day was used to benefit such a well deserved cause such as Make-A-Wish Foundation. The day marked the Network’s … Continue Reading…