Rise in Mortgage Approvals

Rise in Mortgage Approvals

It might be easy to think that all financial news these days will be bad, so it’s nice to hear a bit of good news, and for the housing market, there is little better than something positive about mortgage approvals.  And the good news is that the latest statistics show that approvals are on their way up, and this means …

Impact of Budget on Housing market

The Impact of the 2018 Budget on the UK Housing Market

The housing market in the UK has been eagerly anticipating the direction the economy will take, and this has been recognised by Chancellor Philip Hammond, who hoped to inject some much-needed stability in the recent budget. There has been a small slowdown in housing activity, which has not been helped by some commentators predicting a slight reversal of house values …

Grange Mortgages Rebrand

Grange Mortgages celebrates 14 years of business with rebrand

Grange Mortgage & Protection Services based in Grange Park, Northampton are a mortgage and insurance brokerage with the ability to provide advice to clients all over the UK. With 2018 bringing their 14th year of business, Grange Mortgages has invested in a rebrand across their platforms to bring the business in line with their modern approach. The business specialises in …

Annual House Price Growth Slows

Annual house price growth slows to 2.0% in August

The rate at which house prices grew annually, softened from 2.5% in July to 2.0% in August, as month-on-month average house prices declined by 0.5%. What does this mean for the housing market and those with mortgages? Continuing uncertainty in the economy and a broadening concern over the direction of Brexit is perhaps creating some distress in the labour market, …

UK Mortgage Lending Rises

UK Mortgage Lending Rises Ahead of a Possible Rate Rise

Those looking to purchase their own property, or even increase a buy to let portfolio, tend to keep an eye on mortgage interest rates, and act appropriately.  But those in the market for a mortgage understand the value in a good deal, and with the possibility of a rate rise looming ever closer, many banks are reporting an increased interest …

Help to Buy Scheme helps thousands

Help to Buy Scheme helps thousands get on property ladder

The Help to Buy scheme was launched in 2013 as a means of helping people get on to the property ladder, or to move up the property ladder. Since its launch, new figures show it has helped secure 140,000 homes for 350,000 people. The government scheme works by helping buyers secure a new build property with as little as 5% …

Grange celebrates another fantastic year

It has been a brilliant 2017 for the team at Grange Mortgages. We’ve helped more customers than ever, securing more borrowing this year than ever before and helping families secure their dream home. In 2017, we’ve transacted with over 1300 customers and helped to secure £285 million pounds of borrowing, helping our clients to move on to the property ladder …

Stamp Duty incentive for first-time buyers

The big news in this week’s Budget for the housing market is that Chancellor, Philip Hammond is giving a stamp duty tax break for first-time buyers. The Chancellor’s argument is that a stamp duty break provides an incentive for first-time buyers to save for a deposit on a home. Sceptics claim that the scrapping of stamp duty for first-time buyers …

We celebrate 1 year of Grange Will Writing

In October 2016, we launched our sister company Grange Will Writing Ltd. We celebrate one year of offering this crucial service to our customers. A Will is one of the most important steps you can take to protect your family. And it’s never too early to begin the process of writing and securely storing a Will. A Will is there …