Category Archives: The housing crisis, the mortgage maze

It’s your move or more likely mine, week 32

After being told by our mortgage broker that the lender would not give us a mortgage due to a section 157 applying to the property and that there was not even the smallest possibility they would consider an appeal or change their … Continue reading

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It’s your move or more likely mine, week 31

Remember the days when you had to go for a face to face interview with your bank manager each time you needed a loan? There was no online banking and definitely no call centres in countries you had never even … Continue reading

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It’s your move or more likely mine, week 30

Having found a house we liked and a price agreed, it was time to go back to the broker with the good news. There had been quite a few different numbers thrown at us since we had first made inroads … Continue reading

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It’s your move or more likely mine, week 29

After going for my first serious property viewing, I thought it must have been fate that threw me into the hands of this particular estate agent because she told me about a house that they were about to take on … Continue reading

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It’s your move or more likely mine. Week 27-28

After receiving a reassuring email from our mortgage broker, whilst making no promises, I decided to progress my viewing of properties in the newspaper to viewing them in the flesh. I had registered with all the online property markets; Zoopla, … Continue reading

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It’s your move, or more likely mine. Week 26

We had a breakthrough this week. If you’ve been following this blog you will know we have been renting for over 13 years, since the first day we moved south from Bedford. We were also renting for the last 3 years … Continue reading

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It’s your move, or more likely mine. Week 22-25

The weeks have flown by haven’t they. I cannot believe we are over the half way point for 2017. By now I had expected to not only have sorted out a mortgage but be well on the way to finding … Continue reading

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