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Introduction

shutterstock_233484754Your home is your castle. Whether you’re taking your first step onto the property ladder (first-time buyer), looking to rent out your investment property (buy-to-let) or just curious about the buying process, we have the insight and information you need to make the most of your mortgage. Check out our remortgaging section if you're looking to remortgage your home.

First Time Buyer

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Buy To Let

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House prices continued to rise in August despite dips in parts of the country, a...

Remortgage

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After two base rate rises in a year, the days of record low mortgage rates are f...

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The home of the Beatles, Liverpool, is outstripping any other city with property...

Stamp duty cuts not enough to help over-65s downsize

Older homeowners are often attached to their home or neighbourhood, and can't fi...

Five top tips if you’re trying to sell your home

From cleaning your carpets to painting your kitchen cupboards, here's how to mak...

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