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Expat buy to let market still strong after two rate rises, says broker

Expat buy to let house purchase and remortgage enquiries are continuing at the high levels seen late last year, despite two increases in UK Base Rate this year, according to specialist expat mortgage brokers, Offshoreonline. Offshoreonline’s Guy Stephenson comments, “Last year we saw several factors impacting the market. Covid obviously

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Recovery and strength in the UK housing market for 2022?

2022 was welcomed with a surge in interest, as UK homeowners listed their houses for sale, creating a healthy and strong foundation for the 2022 mortgage market. According to Rightmove, the 30th of December 2021 was one of the most popular days for prospective sellers seeking house valuations. Traffic on

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Expat broker optimistic on post Covid UK buy to let housing market

Hope for Expat Buy-to-Let Housing Market for UK after Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Rightmove data supports house price resilience – Demand from Hong Kong impacting too “Why are UK housing process rising now” was the question asked by Rightmove in their latest (February 2021) survey of the UK housing market. Data

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Broker warns over mortgage payment holidays

Is a mortgage payment holiday the right choice to make? As England moves into its latest full lockdown and banks once again offer mortgage payment holidays, expat mortgage brokers Offshoreonline are warning against clients taking advantage of this apparent “something for nothing” opportunity, without checking the consequences first. Guy Stephenson,

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Buying UK buy to let property after lockdown – expats will have the upper hand, thinks broker

Thinking about buying buy-to-let property after lockdown? With much of the UK buy to let property market having been put on hold now for over seven weeks, thoughts are finally turning to what might happen when movement restrictions ease and life begins to return to the new normal. Expat buy

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Expat lenders react to keep expat mortgage deal flowing during COVID-19 crisis

Just one month after the UK government effectively put large parts of the UK property market into a form of hibernation, evidence is emerging that many specialist UK lenders offering mortgages for expats are finding ingenious ways of keeping expat house purchases moving and delivering completions. With much of the

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Coronavirus impact on UK housing might be short lived, thinks expat mortgage broker

Coronavirus impact on UK housing might be short lived, thinks Offshoreonline There’s no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on the UK housing market, with the UK lockdown effectively bringing many UK housing transactions to a sudden halt. As estate agents and buyers are unable to visit

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Getting a mortgage whilst living abroad or getting a mortgage after you have moved abroad.

If you are thinking of emigrating from the UK, how do you then get a UK mortgage whilst living abroad? If you have left the UK, getting a mortgage after you have moved abroad can appear complex. Getting a mortgage while abroad is a specialist area of lending, so only

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What Happens when my UK Expat Mortgage Expires?

As an expat, what happens when my UK mortgage expires? Many expats move abroad and rent their flats or houses out, without advising their existing UK lender. Whilst strictly  speaking this can be a breach of the lender’s terms and conditions, in many cases the current mortgage company will offer

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Buy to let bargains abound, thanks to Brexit effect, thinks broker

Look carefully and the UK buy to let market should have plenty of bargains to offer the expat and overseas buyers, thinks mortgage broker Offshoreonline.org.  Whilst day to day market figures point to a flat or modestly positive UK housing market, up 1.3% in the year to September 2019, according

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