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16 common mistakes people make when moving with pets – and how to avoid them

Worried about how you’re going to move with your four-legged family members? Here’s how to ensure Move day goes smoothly.

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Where to Spend and Where to Save When Selling Your Home

Home staging is all about enhancing a house to appeal to the most number of potential buyers. Just as you wouldn’t expect to get a good price for a car with no service history or scratched bodywork, so a house needs to look well cared for and attractive to sell for the price you’re hoping for.

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Nine top tips for renting a property

The private rented sector of the UK property market has grown dramatically since the late 1990s and the growth is predicted to continue.

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How do I get my home ready to sell?

The number of homes finding buyers is currently up 60%, so here’s how you can increase your chances of selling before the end of the year.

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Five tips for turning your garden into a sanctuary

Gardening can make us feel better – mowing the lawn, weeding the flower bed, planting seeds in the potting shed and staying connected with nature can all help to boost our mental and physical health.

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Mortgage borrowing still cheap but rates and fees are rising

While mortgage rates are still lower than they were pre-lockdown, they have started to creep back up. Lenders are also bumping up fees, so is now the best time to secure a fixed rate?

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Time to sell a property falls by almost two weeks

House prices are set to hold steady for the remainder of 2020 despite the onset of recession and rising unemployment, according to the latest House Price Index by Zoopla.

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Stamp duty holiday sparks home-moving frenzy

It’s fair to say that the stamp duty holiday has motivated many thousands of you to get moving this year.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s new tax holiday, which runs until 31st March next year, means lots of home-movers can make pretty sizeable savings.

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Selling your home, or renting it out: What are the pros and cons?

The UK property market effectively 'shut up shop' along with the rest of the country on March 23rd this year as the government implemented lockdown measures to combat Covid-19, effectively closing the door on the plans of many who were due to move home.

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Whether you’re starting a family and need a bigger family home, you’re starting out with your personalised bachelor pad or you just don’t fancy sharing with mum and dad anymore, being a first time buyer isn’t always the easiest position to be in. While there are many ways to get your hands on your first home not everything is going to suit you and your personal circumstances. So what are you options and how can you find the perfect home for the best deal?

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