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Everything is For Sale, Including Debt

Everything is For Sale, Including Debt

As the saying goes, “Everything is for sale, you just have to come up with the right amount to make the purchase” and if you think about it you’ll realise that this is actually true. I’m not just talking about those scenarios where sentiment and desire seem to defy economic logic and trump real market value here. I’m talking about sales which go on without the majority of us even knowing about them. Debt is a very big seller in…

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Tips for teaching your children financial skills

Tips for teaching your children financial skills

England’s secondary school curriculum was modified in 2014 to include financial education and as of 2016, 90% of schools were delivering these classes. Does this mean the problem of financially educating youngsters is solved? Not quite. In a survey, a huge 66% of teachers admitted that the standard of financial education was somewhat or very ineffective. In fact, three out of five teachers said the curriculum change had no impact and worryingly, a third of teachers didn’t know financial education…

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The Top Reasons Why You Should Invest in Property Overseas

The Top Reasons Why You Should Invest in Property Overseas

Property has always been an asset, and it will always be an asset. The main reason for this is that the value of land will generally rise over time, and if you are seeking to invest in property, it’s an investment that will pay off. This is especially true for property overseas. If you are in the UK, you may be thinking that you don’t know enough about the overseas property market to make a reasonably good investment. But the…

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The Top Facts You Should Know about Compensation for a Compulsory Purchase Order

The Top Facts You Should Know about Compensation for a Compulsory Purchase Order

There is no doubt that the laws and regulations surrounding the compulsory purchase of property are complicated. An ordinary individual may not fully understand its scope and consequences and may therefore not be aware of their rights. The good news is that if your land is affected by a CPO, you have the option to seek help and advice from a property expert. But it also pays to know more about the compensation for a CPO if you are a…

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It’s Unfair to Brand Mortgage Brokers as Liars

It’s Unfair to Brand Mortgage Brokers as Liars

In the past, most people would say that mortgage brokers are liars and evil. Their goal is to just close a deal without necessarily considering what is in the best interest of their clients. Some people would even go further in saying that mortgage brokers are unethical.

Do You have a Bad Credit Rating? Here’s How You Can Still Get Your Dream Property

Do You have a Bad Credit Rating? Here’s How You Can Still Get Your Dream Property

Even under the best of circumstances, getting your mortgage application approved can be difficult – there are often many issues (no matter how minor) that can combine together to create a big obstacle for success. One of the main obstacles is often the result of a negative report on the credit back-check; those with a bad credit rating often see their application flat-out denied.

5 Services You Should Expect from Quality Property Surveyors

5 Services You Should Expect from Quality Property Surveyors

There are quality property surveyors out there and they will give you the kind of services you need. However, if you have not tried getting such services before, you might have no idea what exactly a quality surveyor offers. Here are the things to take note of before deciding which property surveyor to hire.

4 Best Ways to Search for a Property for Sale

4 Best Ways to Search for a Property for Sale

Looking for a property that is up for sale is a lot easier these days considering the available options. In fact, you don’t need to wait for a long time before finally finding the type of property that you like most at a price you can afford. If you wish to start searching now, here are some options you should consider.