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Introduction

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Aug 21, 2019

Third of mortgage applicants denied deal: tips to improve your financial appeal

Lenders decline a third of mortgage applications as customers don’t meet the full criter...
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Jan 29, 2019

Flat or mansion: what would your budget get you?

Are you saving for a house and ever wondered how far your budget would stretch in other pa...
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Jan 15, 2019

Everything you need to know about mortgage fees

Here is a rundown of the fees you will typically encounter when taking out a mortgage:
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Oct 30, 2018

First-time buyers: how to reclaim stamp duty paid on shared ownership properties

The 2018 Budget saw the Chancellor announce a retrospective change for first-time buyers o...

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Oct 26, 2018

Do I have to take out a mortgage from my cash Lifetime ISA provider?

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Aug 01, 2018

Six bank statement mistakes that can ruin a mortgage application

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Mar 02, 2018

The benefits and drawbacks of opting for a longer mortgage term

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Dec 14, 2017

Struggling first-time buyers: could buy-to-let be the answer?

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Dec 07, 2017

Bank of Mum and Dad: how to help your children on the property ladder

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Nov 30, 2017

Help to Buy ISA transfer to Lifetime ISA: act sooner rather than later

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Nov 22, 2017

BUDGET 2017: Stamp duty slashed for first-time buyers

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Nov 15, 2017

Explained: the difference between gazumping and gazundering

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Aug 29, 2017

Discounted variable rate could be cheaper than fixed mortgage deal

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Aug 12, 2017

Parents warned over Bank of Mum and Dad tax risks

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Aug 08, 2017

Have you overpaid stamp duty? How you can reclaim the tax

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Jul 25, 2017

10 things you need to know about the leasehold consultation

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Jul 06, 2017

After 10 years of falling rates, will mortgages stay low?

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Jul 05, 2017

Savvy millennials opt for repayment mortgages

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Jul 03, 2017

State housing schemes ‘only help the wealthy’ – report

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Jun 06, 2017

I’m a first-time buyer. Should I open a cash Lifetime ISA?

News

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Jan 29, 2020

UK house price growth reaches 14-month high

Annual house price growth has increased 1.9 per cent to an average value of £215,897, the...
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Jan 27, 2020

Affordability worsens for first-time buyers

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Jan 27, 2020

Squares and Gardens are home to Britain’s priciest properties

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Jan 21, 2020

Property transactions rise in December

Residential property transactions increased year-on-year in December by almost seven per c...
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Jan 20, 2020

Homebuyer enquiries rise as asking prices see largest monthly rise on record

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Jan 17, 2020

Rent costs three-quarters of average income in London

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