How to get on the housing ladder

How to get on the housing ladder

Back in the late 1980s, the TV show “Home to Roost” portrayed a young adult returning to the family home, much to the chagrin of his father.  At the time it was billed as a comedy.  These days, it might be seen more as a documentary.  The plight of young adults trying to get on the housing ladder has been well publicised, so here is some guidance and suggestions as to how to put together that all-important deposit and get that mortgage approval.

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Property Market Review & Residential Property Review – December 2018

Property Market Review & Residential Property Review – December 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of the Property Market Review & Residential Property Review, these articles are designed to keep you informed about general updates in the housing market.

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The importance of ensuring that you are properly insured

The importance of ensuring that you are properly insured

Insurance might not be the first topic which comes to mind when you are trying to make light-hearted conversation, but it may well be the first topic which comes to mind when you are dealing with a challenging situation.  It can be difficult to make generic comments about insurance because we’re all individuals and as such have our own individual needs, but it’s actually fairly easy to dispel some objections to taking out insurance.

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The importance of balancing your investment portfolio

The importance of balancing your investment portfolio

Diversification and balance are related concepts, but they are different.  Diversification is simply a technical term for not putting all your eggs in one basket.  Balance means that your investments are diversified in such a way as to ensuring that, overall, your portfolio has a decent chance of turning in a decent performance regardless of the prevailing economic conditions at any given time. The key word here is “overall”, you accept the fact that different conditions favour different kinds of investments and do what you can to make this fact work to your advantage.

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