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10 things you need to know if you're looking to buy your first home

Whether you are looking for your first home, somewhere to settle down and start a family, or wish to retire, there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration to ensure your new property has everything you need.

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36 Moving Hacks for a Faster, Easier, and Less Stressful Move

Moving is a part of life. And whether you move often or are packing up your bags for the first time in a long time, it’s a notoriously stressful process that can take its toll on even the best of planners. 

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What is a ‘green mortgage’ and which homes qualify?

If you’re looking for a mortgage deal right now, you may have noticed that more banks and building societies are offering loans they are referring to as ‘green mortgages’.

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Housing market on course for busiest year since global financial crisis

The stamp duty holiday and the pandemic-led 'search for space' are set to lead to the highest level of homes changing hands for 14 years. The housing market is on course for its busiest year since the global financial crisis as the scramble for properties continues.

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Value Of Uk Homes Sold Doubles As Pandemic-Led Search For Space Continues

One in 50 homes has changed hands since the start of the year, our latest House Price Index shows.

The value of homes changing hands has nearly doubled in the first 15 weeks of this year compared with the same time period in 2020.

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Garden space sees average property value grow by £11k

Recent figures have revealed that having garden space on your property can lift its value by an average of 5%. With spending on improving our outside spaces increasing in 2020 and gardens clearly adding to the value of homes, it seems likely green space is set to hold or increase its value in 2021.

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What is the best day to move house?

Friday is the most popular day to move house. But that doesn't mean it is the best day to move. In fact, it could be the worst. Here we look at which is the best day to move house.

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The 95% mortgage guarantee scheme has launched

A new government-backed mortgage guarantee scheme has been launched this week, which offers access to mortgages worth 95 per cent of the price of a home and therefore requiring a smaller deposit of five per cent.

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Getting to the front of the buyers’ queue

Many of the best houses and flats are sold before they even reach the market. Even if it is on the market, you need to ensure you are more attractive to sellers than other buyers. Follow these top tips so other people don’t keep getting there before you...

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Strongest spring housing market for home sellers in a decade

If you’re thinking about selling your home but have been waiting to see what will happen in the housing market, our latest insights reveal there is a record number of buyers enquiring about properties on our site this month. In fact, demand levels are 34% higher than this time last year when we were still experiencing a strong pre-lockdown market.

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