Finance & Mortgages

Property Prices – How Much is Too Much?

Sunday, June 20th, 2021

When considering buying a home, cost will be a major deciding factor. It’s important to ensure you are getting a fair deal. Oscar Wilde, no stranger to a witty quip that contains truth within the humour, stated in Lady Windemere’s Fan that, “a cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.” When […]

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Property Websites – How to Choose the Right Portal for You

Saturday, May 15th, 2021

Looking for property is a very different experience to the days of yore. Before the dawn of the internet, finding a property to buy or rent involved perusing the windows of a high street estate agent, popping inside if something caught your eye. Of course, that’s an approach doomed to fail into the 21st Century. […]

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Moving is a Hassle … but Sometimes That’s Worth it

Monday, December 28th, 2020

The average adult moves home eight times during their life. That’s seven times too many for some – moving is undeniably a stressful experience, and one that involves a great deal of upheaval. Oftentimes, though, that short-term pain leads to long-term gain. Moving can be the start of something new and exciting. What matters is […]

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Equity Release – an Option for the Older Homeowner

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Retirement is supposed to be a golden age. It’s time to put your feet up and reap the rewards of everything you worked so hard for over the previous decades. That is assuming that you do not run into financial difficulty, though. Life can become expensive when you’re no longer bringing home a regular wage. […]

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Domestic Bliss – How to Manage Moving in with a Partner

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

So, you’ve been dating for a while and you’re ready to make the next step. You have agreed to live with your partner – congratulations! You’re about to embark on a great new journey. Just ensure that you give your relationship the greatest chance to surviving the experience. Accept That Life is About to Change […]

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Brick by brick – New homes on the increase

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

It’s been touted as the number one reason why so many young first-time home buyers have struggled to purchase a property – decade on decade of governments that have failed to build enough new homes. But could times finally be changing (and could first-time buyers finally have something to smile about?). Let’s find out… The […]

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Property market update: More people are on the move

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Take a read of the average British newspaper and you’ll likely feel nothing but negative about the UK property market. From first-time buyers being unable to get their foot on the ladder, to concerned economists outlining what could be in store for homeowners come Brexit.  Let’s balance this out a little bit, because there’s been […]

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Cash in the Attic? Valuable Items That Could be Uncovered in a House Move

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

When you are packing up your boxes for a house move, you’ll invariably have some choices to make. Some items will make the transition to a new home. Others will have outlived their usefulness and be tossed away or donated to charity. Hold your horses before making any rash decisions, though. You’ll invariably label particular […]

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Happy (first time) homeowner – The top cities for first time buyers

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

(spoiler: the north runs away with it) We recently wrote about how the north is an amazing place to be for singles looking for love and businesses hoping to flourish. And as it turns out, the north is also a promising place for first-time buyers taking their fledgling step onto the property ladder. Five of […]

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Cant’ Pay, Won’t Pay? What Happens if You Fail to Pay Your Rent

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Shelter is at the very bottom of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Put bluntly, we all need to maintain a roof over our heads. This can make it feel like your world is caving in if you’re unable to pay your rent. This can be a tough problem to resolve, especially as pride will likely get […]

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What Estate Agent Lingo Really Means

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

Realtors do not always enjoy the finest reputation, especially among renters. Rightly or wrongly, members of this trade have a reputation for … let’s say using creative expressions of language when describing a property. If you’re looking for a new place to live, there is every chance you’ll need to work with an estate agent. […]

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