• How to Avoid Becoming a 'Mortgage Prisoner'

    16 October 2018

    Buying your first property can be a struggle, so when you finally conquer the first rung on the ladder you’ll undoubtedly relax (and rightly so!) The problem that many homeowners are encountering, is that when their current fixed-rate mortgage deal comes to the end of its fixed term, they are finding themselves trapped in expensive variable-rate mortgages with nowhere to turn.

  • 5 Tips to Help Prevent Your Sale Falling Through

    08 October 2018

    Your offer is accepted, you go through the lengthy legal process and you’re ready to exchange contracts. But then you get the phone call you’ve been dreading… the sale has fallen through. Not only have you racked up a huge legal bill but you also have to endure the emotional and practical implications.

  • Can Saving Pennies Lead to Your Dream Home?

    03 October 2018

    We all know that a big deposit will go a long way in helping you to buy your dream home. The common belief is that we have to obtain a lump sum of money to get us there, although small savings along the way can help too.

  • Let’s help people beat cancer at our Macmillan Coffee Morning

    18 September 2018

    Once again, your local branch of Cubitt & West is taking part in The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September, to help raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support.

  • How might the latest interest rate rise affect me?

    03 August 2018

    After years of speculation about interest rates, the Bank of England have announced that interest rates are rising from 0.5% to 0.75%.

  • The Pros and Cons of Remortgaging: What you Need to Consider

    26 July 2018

    Are you the type of person who shops around for the best phone contract? Do you compare prices for gadgets to make sure you’re getting the best deal before you buy? It makes sense to apply these skills to what’s likely to be your biggest financial commitment: your mortgage. If done correctly, you could potentially save thousands per year, but there are some definite negatives if you rush into it without considering all the angles.

  • Welcome to our first Market Review Report

    24 July 2018

    So, how is the property market in the south-east? It’s looking like another busy summer in the south-east, so we thought you might find it useful to read our market overview for the first 6 months of 2018 and take advantage of some insight from experts the length and breadth of our company, including those in residential sales and lettings to new homes and mortgages.

  • Top 8 Survey Tips for Homebuyers

    19 July 2018

    If you don’t want to end up in the house that Jack built, you’re going to want a property survey conducted before you sign on the dotted line. You need to be certain what you’re investing in, and that any potential issues with the structure, building work or the interior are highlighted. The result of the survey could lead you to back out of a property purchase before you make a mistake that could cost you a small fortune.

  • 10 Quick Gardening Tips That Will Impress Your Viewers

    19 July 2018

    Are you easily swayed by a beautiful garden when you’re viewing a property? You’re not alone. According to Rightmove, a whopping 87.5% of buyers believe that a garden can add up to £15,000 to the value of a property. Before you rush to call in the gardener with an SOS, we’ve got some quick tips to help you prepare your garden without becoming a botanist.

  • High Street Mortgage VS Mortgage Brokers: What's the Difference?

    12 July 2018

    “What can a mortgage broker do that I can’t do myself?” “Why should I pay for services when there are so many extra costs already involved?” These may be questions you’re asking yourself when considering going direct to a high street lender for a mortgage, or using a mortgage broker.

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