A guide to mortgages for first-time buyers
How getting a mortgage works if you’re a first-time buyer
If you’re a first-time buyer, you may have spent the past few years saving for a deposit to help you get on the property ladder.
If so, the next step is to find out how much you can borrow so you’ll have a better idea of the type of property you can afford to buy when you start looking for your first home.
How to Make a Contemporary Living Room Feel Cosy
Embrace the change in season by upping the snug factor. The angular lines and sleek surfaces that are the hallmarks of contemporary rooms are undoubtedly stylish, but they can lack the cosy appeal of more traditionally styled spaces. In the winter months, most of us spend more time indoors, so check out these ways to make the idea of an evening at home with your feet up on the sofa even more appealing.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.