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Execution-only mortgages: Can we be trusted with our own mortgages?

The FCA is attempting to shift the balance between self-service / execution-only mortgages and broker-advised mortgages. But is this a good idea…

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Navigating the Options for First-Time Buyers

Navigating your way onto the property ladder can seem daunting for first-time buyers. The right income, a good credit score and decent deposit…

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Estate Agents Reveal The Questions They Dread Most During House Viewings 

New research looking into the questions British estate agents are most wary of being asked by prospective property buyers - as well as some of the…

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How to Get a Mortgage, Even with Bad Credit

It’s hard to get a home these days; over 30%…

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Why has my mortgage application been declined?

When you apply for a mortgage, you always run the risk of being declined. If you’ve recently been declined and aren’t sure why, below is a list of…

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Service charges explained

Service charges can come as a shock but if you know your stuff you'll avoid additional stress, says Nigel Howell, Chief Executive of…

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Majority of parents worry if children will adapt when moving home

The majority of parents said they were worried about how their child would adapt when moving home; with one in five parents saying they felt…

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How to ensure your new home has enough space

There is so much excitement and anticipation in the air surrounding the prospect of first-time buying, and moving into your new home, that…

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How to get a mortgage while in student loan debt

Most mortgage lenders will ask about your student loan status, although a debt won’t automatically lead to a black mark against your application.…

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Why Buy There Unless You Want To Live There?

The three most important things to look for when buying a home are said to be location, location, location. The reasons why you want to live in a…

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How to save hundreds on energy bills this winter

A third (33%) of Brits have NEVER switched energy supplier, and 73% haven’t switched in the last 12 months - despite this being the best way to…

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“Dreams can be affordable,” says first-time buyer at Graven Hill

Ferial Fattahi found her dream home using the Help to Buy scheme at Graven Hill. Learn more about her custom build journey…

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Only 15% of Brits know correct term for integral stair part

Only 15% of Brits know correct term for integral stair part

Homeowners often don’t think about the correct names of fundamental stair parts until it comes to replacing them, turning an easy task into a…

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First time buyer? This is why you need to start a Lifetime ISA

If saving for your own house seems like an impossible dream, help is at hand from the government which you need to know about, says

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Top Tips For A Stress-Free Move For Pets In Bedfordshire

David Wilson Homes has teamed up with the UK’s leading animal charity the…

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Anglian Home Improvements reveal top tips for securing your home this winter

October marks the start of National Home Security Month (…

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Homeowners under-using dining rooms despite space, study suggests

British homeowners are increasingly shunning the traditional purpose of dining rooms and many only use them for entertaining and special occasions…