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Home ownership has a better feel to it than renting

With regards to the negative comments on Mortgage Strategy Online last week about the remarks made by AMI’s chairman John Gummer, frankly I can see what he means. Home ownership does have a better feel to it than renting. Believe it or not, there are many people making inroads into their mortgage, which is definitely better then renting.



Leader: Freedom cry is so outdated

Association of Mortgage Intermediaries chairman John Gummer had the right subject for his speech at the trade body’s annual dinner last week housing is of vital importance to the entire country. But, as well as sounding like something Mel Gibson’s Sir William Wallace would have spouted in the film Braveheart, Gummer’s argument that property ownership […]


The Mortgage Mole

Poor old MP Frank Dobson, former Cabinet minister and MP for Holborn and St Pancras, still lives in a council house in north London because he says he can’t afford to rent privately. The 71 year old gets a taxpayer-funded salary of £66,000 and claimed £70,000 in expenses last year. With his wife’s salary Janet […]


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