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General Market Spotlight - Do I Stay or Do I Go?

Is now the right time for clients to make that all-important move? Should they take the plunge and invest in home improvements or that extension they have always wanted? If they're working from home indefinitely, should a client consider building a home office?

Join the Mortgage Club and our guest panellists as they discuss all this questions and more as part of a broader look at the current state of the mortgage market. This discussion will take in high LTV's, stamp duty changes, help-to-buy, shared ownership, further advances and 2nd charges, and how the current climate is affecting these.

Participating Lenders are:

Kensington Mortgages
Leeds Building Society
United Trust Bank
Virgin Money
Recorded Nov 23 2020 33 mins
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Craig Hall, Legal & General Mortgage Club

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