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6 ways to create a calm living space, according to the experts

As we continue to reconfigure our living spaces as offices, schools, gyms and even cinemas, the living room has remained the hub of all activity in the home. But now more than ever, it’s essential to make this multifunctional room a haven for rest and relaxation.

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5 of the best kitchen design ideas

Whether you’re an avid entertainer, like to spoil your family with a lovely meal at the end of the day or simply find the microwave gets a regular workout – choosing a layout that suits your needs and fits your space is key to creating your dream kitchen design.

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5 Most Common Home Survey Problems and What to do Next

Are you in the process of buying a property and are wondering about getting a survey? Don’t make the mistake that far too many homebuyers still make, thinking it’s an unnecessary expense. A study carried out by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) revealed that those who didn’t bother with a home survey faced unexpected repair work after moving in, resulting in £5,750 in costs on average, and for some, the cost can be substantially higher. So, do yourself a big favour and assess the risk of your investment before you sign on the dotted line.

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ONS: UK average house prices increase by 7.5%

UK average house prices increased by 7.5% over the year to January 2021, down from 8.0% in December 2020 according to the latest ONS House Price Index.

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Budget 2021: Stamp duty holiday confirmed to be extended until September 30th

After much speculation in the media and backed by a fierce cross-party campaign, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has finally confirmed that the stamp duty holiday will be extended beyond the initial March 31st deadline to the end of September.

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Mortgage options hit highest level since first national lockdown

With lenders continuing to gain confidence, homebuyers and investors seeking mortgages now have the highest level of mortgage options available since March 2020.

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The Best Time To Sell Your House

It’s a common fact that spring is generally the best time to sell a property. This is due to the bright daylight and increased sunlight hours, which make your home more visually appealing, in addition to people having more time on their hands and clearer schedules to be flexible for house viewings.

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6 things to make the most of before the end of the tax year

Whether you’re a first-time buyer, homeowner, or landlord, here are some initiatives and allowances you could benefit from before 5 April.

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A guide for landlords to lettings rules and regulations

Are you thinking about becoming a landlord or are you one already? Below is our advice to help keep all landlords up to date with lettings legislation.

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Low-deposit mortgages return after Covid slump

Low-deposit mortgages have made a return as the market emerges from a Covid-related slowdown. Mortgage products for homeowners with a deposit of 10% of their property's value have risen more than fourfold compared with last summer's low.

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