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The step-by-step guide to buying a home

Are you ready to put your moving plans into action? Our handy guide will take you through each step of the process, from working out your budget to making an offer, exchanging contracts and moving in. Take the first step towards your next move, today. Here’s how to get started…

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Free money to make your home more energy efficient

There are several home improvements schemes available that'll give you money to reduce your energy bills. Let's take a look.

 

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How does an EPC rating affect my mortgage?

What is a good EPC rating and how can it affect your mortgage? Here's everything you need to know. With sustainability playing an increasingly important role in the housing sector, there has been more discussion around whether EPC ratings affect mortgages.

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When Is The Best Day and Time of Year to Move House?

Friday is the UK's most popular day to move house whilst Sunday is the cheapest day to move house. Summer is the UK's favourite month to move, with the majority of house moves happening in August, according to new Compare My Move data.

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Average UK house price hits record £250,000

The average cost of a UK home has broken through the £250,000 barrier for the first time to stand at a record of £250,200. Both the time taken to sell a home and the number of price reductions on properties have increased, according to our latest House Price Index. While the rate at which property values are rising is likely to ease during the rest of the year, house prices are not expected to fall.

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On your marks: How to position yourself for a quick home purchase

In times of rising interest rates, buyers need to be nimble. Here we explain why its never too early to start the mortgage and conveyancing process.

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Should I downsize?

There are a number of reasons why downsizing to a smaller home is a good idea. As the number of over 55’s looking to downsize in the UK grows, we take a look at the pros and cons of downsizing your house to help you decide whether it's right for you.

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Tips to make a house a home

How do you make a house a home? Do you unpack straight away or prefer to take your time? Redrow spoke to some of their home buyers about how to make a house a home and sought some stress-free interior design ideas from their in-house expert Alysha Alli to make an instant impact. 

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How to spot property with the potential to add value

Looking to increase the value of your next home? Here are 12 opportunities to look out for at viewings. It pays to have a little imagination at property viewings. Not all of us can see beyond the bad decor to what a space could become...

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What's happening to house prices?

House prices up by 11% year-on-year but experts expect market to slow. After a year of soaring prices and fierce competition between buyers, house price growth is likely to slow in the coming months as the market settles down. 

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