Finance & Mortgages

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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The Housing Market Post-Corona-virus

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

The Housing Market Post-Corona-virus

We are all adjusting to a Brave New World since the dawn of Corona virus. The UK’s economy has taken a substantial dip, with talk of recession

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Homebuyer – 36 Questions to ask your seller

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Buying a home is probably the biggest decision you’ll make in your lifetime, and BOY, is it complicated. Between reading every single line of that contract and researching local areas online, the seller themselves can be a pivotal source of information as to whether you should make an offer, or walk on by. Here are […]

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The UK Housing Market: Key Stats, Facts and Figures

Friday, August 24th, 2018

Buying? Selling? Whatever your side of the home buying table, and regardless whether you already have your foot on the ladder, it pays to know just where the UK housing market is heading. Here we take a look at the key stats, facts and figures that reflect the current UK housing market, as according to […]

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Hold your Ground – Five Steps to Making an Offer on a House

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Once you’ve found a property you want, it’s easy to feel pressurised to make a brash move and put in an ill-thought out offer. So the first step is to stop, breath, and read on for our five step strategy for making a fair offer that could save you big. Step One – Decide How […]

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The Online-Only Estate Agent – Smart Move or Stupid Mistake?

Friday, August 10th, 2018

The rise and rise of online-only estate agents seems unstoppable, Purple Bricks, HouseSimple, YOPA, Tepilo and eMoov, to name but a few, are leading to debates about the future of the high street estate agent. The question is, does it pay to entrust these still relatively new online-only estate agents with your house sale? Let’s […]

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Bang for Yer’ Buck – Where to Move for More Space for your Money

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Currently viewing potential new houses? Take a look around – every single square foot within the average home costs a pretty staggering £211. Ouch. And with house prices continuing their steady rise (with increases of 4.5% over the past 12 months to November 2017), this figure is only set to rise further. With these plain […]

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Six Things No One Ever Tells You About Home Ownership

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

You’ve finally purchased your own home – congratulations! You’re no longer dealing with a grumpy landlord or even grumpier parents. That said, you do wish that you were told these six things before you collected those keys. 1. Paperwork – You Need It, All (and A Basement to Store It In) Who knew that in […]

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