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Mortgage Relief Fast

Mortgage Relief Fast

Mortgage Relief Fast

Did you know that you are entitled to claim tax relief on the interest you pay on your home mortgage, at the standard rate of 20%?! Known as mortgage interest tax relief at source (TRS) means that from the commencement date to completion day of your loan you can receive monthly relief payments either in the form of a reduced mortgage …

The Overseas Investor
EEK!! Beware of the Hidden Costs

EEK!! Beware of the Hidden Costs

EEK!! Beware of the Hidden Costs

When considering buying property overseas many of us focus on the prospect of continuous sun, sea and sand. We have our suitcases packed and are on the plane before we would even think to budget for the hidden costs that we might have to fork out for.

What am I talking about? In many …

The Renter
Parking Permit Pains

Parking Permit Pains

Clamped car wheel

You would think that getting a parking permit would be quite straight forward. You just download the form from your City Council, fill it in and pay the fee, right? Think again.

I suppose obviously enough that you have to prove your place of residency to obtain your permit. This is where the pains …

Mortgages & Money
Mortgage Repayment Protection

Mortgage Repayment Protection

Mortgage Repayment Protection Mortgage Repayment Protection has been thought of as ‘one of those’ extra insurances not to bother with. In the past you may have been advised to avoid if you could for signing up for a Mortgage Protection Payment. It was seen an extra cost that wasn’t overly necessary and money that could be used for something else and spent elsewhere.

This insurance will …

The Renter
Rent with Breakfast and Gym Included?

Rent with Breakfast and Gym Included?

Rent with Breakfast and Gym Included?

After spoiling myself and reviewing another two Marriott Hotels in Brussels and Amsterdam I am only too delighted to be back in my rented accommodation, with its just bearable heating (as long as your wearing two jumpers) and my almost comfy bed – although not hotel standard I have to admit. But it”s cheap and cheerful and …

Mortgages & Money
Am I Ready to Buy?

Am I Ready to Buy?

Am I Ready to Buy?

I know, I know there is a recession on outside but I have the ladder set up and I want to get on!
Even though the ‘R’ word has been repeated a few too many times there probably is no better time to buy than 2009! If you, like so many are ready to get the ball rolling you …

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