Finance & Mortgages

The Stamp Duty Surprise – What It Means

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Recently we blogged about how the Conservatives were hoping to boost the savings of first-time buyers through their Help to Buy ISA (if you missed it, you can read the blog right here: The complete guide to the Help-to-Buy ISA). Yet despite this and other schemes (such as the Help to Buy Shared Ownership scheme) […]

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Step into the Neighbourhood: Yorkshire’s ‘Golden Triangle’

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Recently we blogged about what it’s like to move to York – with museums a plenty, history around every corner and day trips, parks and high living galore. Yet for most there’s an elusive region out of financial reach – a glittering collection of Yorkshire towns and villages that are pulling in some of the […]

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Four Rapid-Fire Tips for Moving Home and Sticking to your Budget

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

If you’ve kept up with our blog then you should already be quids in – whether renting out your old property with a boosted rental yield thanks to our tips, or having sold up quickly by staging your home right (and avoiding paying over the odds on estate agent fees). Now that you’re counting down […]

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Completion Day – The Complete Guide for First-Time Buyers

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Mortgages, huh, who needs them? As it turns out, most of us (unfortunately). Yet this necessity doesn’t make putting up with delays and red tape any easier. Here we explore completion day – what to expect, and how you can plan ahead for nasty surprises. What is the ‘completion’ of a mortgage? Completing on a […]

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Adding it up: Five elements that influence the cost of moving home

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Whether scaling up the property ladder or moving into a new rental, moving home can be seriously expensive. When trying to keep those purse strings under control, it pays to be aware of how the cost of moving is affected by the following five core factors. Five factors that’ll affect the cost of your move… […]

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Home staging – Set a scene for a swift sale

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The average home in northern England sits on the market for around ten weeks before an offer is made and accepted – yet despite this lengthy period, many homeowners do little to nothing to boost the appeal of their home to potential buyers. If you’d rather not wait for an offer, the following 6 staging […]

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Bolster your rental yield with the right interior design

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

If you’re wondering just how you can present your property for maximum rental yield then it can be tough to know where to begin or what style to choose. Let’s demystify just what it is that tenants are looking for when searching for a rental property. 1. Colour – Go neutral A neutral colour scheme […]

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Five tips for a super-fast house sale

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Hoping to move onwards and upwards through the property ladder as quickly as possible? The following five tips make for essential reading if you’re hoping to save on estate agency fees and to upgrade your property sooner, rather than later. 1. Declutter – and be merciless You’re probably moving as you’ve outgrown your home, and […]

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The House Move: How Much Will It Cost You?

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Let’s start with the bad news. The average home move today costs £11,000 outside of London and a staggering £31,000 inside of London. Scary stuff indeed, so just what makes up this figure? Let’s take a look and find out… Diving into those figures Lloyds Banking Group recently undertook a little research as to how […]

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Small House Move Mistakes That Could Cost You

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Moving – it might be stressful, but it’s pretty straightforward, right? Just a matter of packing up your belongings on mass and a frantic day ahead. Well, unfortunately there are some common errors that movers make that result in unexpected outgoings, delays or both. Here’s what to avoid when it’s time to say goodbye to […]

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House Hunt like A Pro: Tips for First Time Buyers

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Despite neigh Sayers of the property market awaiting a cool down of property values and sales over the coming months, expert opinion after expert opinion has been well and truly de-bunked by the stats which show the UK still going strong. As a first time house buyer, this means that you must often be quick […]

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Moving house – A must-read guide for managing your money

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Buying a new home involves many cost s and charges – solicitor fees, stamp duty, surveys… the list goes on. Being financially prepared for a move is every bit as important as planning for the logistics and practicalities of a move. Here’s how you can be prepared for the many costs that a move demands, […]

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