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Mortgages Guides

Buying a home and taking out a mortgage are big commitments, so it’s important to read up on what’s involved and the many factors to keep in mind. Our comprehensive set of home-buying guides is here to help.

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It’s important to try and make your money work for you. Investing your savings ...

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Japanese knotweed is a notoriously stubborn and invasive plant that can cause ...

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If you’re buying a home, it’s useful to understand what stamp duty is. After ...

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If you’re considering remortgaging your home, you may want to understand the ...

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Are you worried about dry rot affecting your home? You’re not alone. Dry rot is ...

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Taking your first steps towards a mortgage and getting a foot on the property ...

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If you’re looking to realise your home ownership dreams sooner rather than ...

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A new property is likely to be the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, so it’s ...

Row of houses on left side of a long road

Buying a house ought to be a really exciting experience and, in most cases, the ...

Row of houses on left side of a short road

Making a mortgage application is a big and exciting moment, whether it’s your ...

Row of Houses

How energy-efficient a home is could mean hundreds of pounds’ difference when ...

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‘To rent or to buy?’ It’s the age-old question for anyone looking to get a ...

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Buying a home is a big and exciting step, but it’s easy to let the pressure get ...

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Keeping your home safe doesn’t have to be a lot of extra work. With a few quick ...

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When it comes to home buying, location is an important consideration. You may ...

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Viewing a property can be a bit overwhelming. You're alone in someone else's ...

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It’s likely to be your biggest financial commitment, so you’ll need to make ...

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Leasehold and freehold: two very different types of property. We've put ...

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When viewing a house or flat, it's always worth keeping your eyes open to get a ...

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You've found your dream home, exchanged contracts and sorted your mortgage. All ...

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One of the first things that any first-time buyer wants to know is how much ...

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When you take out your first mortgage, one of the biggest decisions you need to ...

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Whether you're buying a property for the first time of the latest of many, how ...

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It pays to be as thorough as possible when you’re househunting. The first step ...

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Transferring ownership of land and property is a complex process, one that ...

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Conveyancing is an essential part of any property purchase or sale, involving ...

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If your home is looking a little rough around the edges, a good clear-out and a ...

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First impressions last when it comes to selling your home. It’s not just things ...

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If you’re thinking of moving house, you might be considering a smaller property ...

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It’s one of the most important things you’ll do in your life and, despite the ...

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