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Accelerator makes builds happen

Posted by Tom McSherry on January 17, 2018 at 5:21 pm

Unlike a conventional arrears stage payment mortgage where the self builder has to use their own funds to progress the build, Accelerator delivers funds up front to secure the plot and importantly before every stage of the project build.  With up to 95% available to secure the plot or project and up to 95% of the […]

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Right to Build gathers momentum – are you ready?

Posted by Stuart Bryce on January 9, 2018 at 9:40 am

NaCSBA – the National Custom and Self Build Association has confirmed that 33,000 individuals have signed up to the Right to Build registers, an 80% increase on 2016’s figures.  This increase will bring more self and custom build opportunities your way! The Right to Build legislation is part of the Government’s commitment to fix the […]

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Making the money go round

Posted by Rachel Pyne on August 2, 2017 at 10:14 am

Although many TV shows may suggest otherwise, self building makes good financial sense.  It’s possible to create a great home on a relatively small budget, and your clients will almost certainly make a profit if they plan to sell it on. If they budget well, your clients can expect their finished house to be worth […]

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New advance stage payment mortgages from The Tipton & Coseley Building Society

Posted by Emma Spence on April 10, 2019 at 3:26 pm

The Tipton & Coseley Building Society has broadened its existing self and custom build mortgage offering to intermediaries, with the launch of two advance stage payment mortgages, exclusively available from BuildLoan. 2 Year Discount Rate – 4.99% 0.25% discount for 2 years, reverting to lender SVR of 5.24% for remainder of term Initial rate 4.99% […]

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Furness Building Society launch replacement products with improved lending criteria

Posted by Claire Munro on February 13, 2019 at 4:23 pm

Furness Building Society has launched a range of replacement products for self and custom build with improved criteria, to support intermediaries and their homebuilding clients. The products include a 2 Year Discount Accelerator mortgage with an initial rate of 4.15% and a 2 Year Discount Arrears mortgage with an initial rate of 3.99%.  These new […]

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A guide to funding your client’s renovation project

Posted by Rachel Pyne on June 28, 2017 at 10:20 am

When it comes to helping your clients fund a renovation property, it’s worth noting the majority of high street lenders will only offer a mortgage on a property that they consider to be habitable — eliminating many ‘unconventional’ and renovation projects. So if your client wants to buy a property that is derelict, or want […]

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