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Saying goodbye to the rat race with a move to the country

You’ve decided to buy your first home… the question is, where? According to recent research from Right move, it looks like more people are swapping the city sights for a calmer existence out in the countryside. Although we recently reported that the demand for city flats here in Scotland are on the …

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Go Green with The Glasgow Mortgage Company

Have you heard about green mortgages? They are fast becoming an increasingly popular option in the mortgage world, offering environmentally conscious buyers a viable option when it comes to purchasing their homes (and hopefully save themselves a little money too). Green mortgages encourage buyers t…

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The return of 95% mortgages… what you need to know

The recent news that 95% mortgages are set to make a comeback across the UK has been very well-received by homebuyers. Thanks to the mortgage guarantee scheme, all prospective buyers will be able to choose from mortgage products that require a 5% deposit (not just first-time buyers), helping them to…

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First Home Fund

How the First Home Fund could help you buy your dream house Are you or someone you know trying to get a foot on the property ladder? If so, you’ll want to read on as we explore the First Home Fund (FHF), an initiative run by the Scottish Government. We’re going to break it down for you in this arti…

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Why you can’t afford NOT to use a mortgage broker

Buying a house can be challenging at the best of times… never mind doing so throughout a pandemic! At least applying for a mortgage is fairly straightforward though, right? With the internet at your fingertips, finding a ‘good’ deal has never been easier. Yet what happens if that good deal doesn’t a…

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Getting back to the (new) normal at The Glasgow Mortgage Company

It’s been a challenging few months, but it’s time to try and get back to our (new) normal - starting with moving back into the office. For those that don’t know, our offices are based in the West End of Glasgow, just opposite Kelvingrove Park. We’ve missed the views and the hustle and bustle of Glas…

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The Glasgow Mortgage Company does lockdown – Part 1

We were recently asked to take part in Fiona Wright’s #lockdownlessons – a series of videos from experts across a range of industries to ‘help you survive and thrive’. Two members of our team, Beth Stevenson and Laura O'Donnelly took part in this series, offering advice on both mortgages and protect…

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Working throughout these challenging times

Just a few weeks ago, the words ‘social distancing’, ‘self-isolating’ and ‘lockdown’ were infrequently used. Many of us didn’t even know that they existed, or what they meant! Fast forward to our current situation, and we find we’re having to adapt to this whole new way of talking. It’s not only our…

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