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Stamp Duty Holiday - the deadline to market your property

If you want to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday, you may think you have plenty of time to sell your property before the 31 March 2021 deadline. But when you factor in the average time it takes to complete on a property once an offer is accepted, 12 weeks, the March deadline doesn’t seem too far away. Even more so when you consider that figure doesn’t include time for your own property search or any of the common hurdles along the way.

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Professionalising BTL: New data reveals rise in number of limited company landlords

Fewer than 10% of landlords are choosing to invest as an individual, providing the strongest evidence yet that the government's plan to professionalise the UK buy-to-let sector appears to be working.

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How to apply for the Green Homes Grant Scheme

With the Green Homes Grant Scheme, homeowners and landlords can apply for a grant towards funding energy-efficient home improvements from the end of September 2020. We reveal more about the scheme and how to apply for up to £5,000 or £10,000 in vouchers.

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Why are 3-4 bedroom homes at record prices?

Needing more space has always been the most popular reason for moving house, but now we’re seeing  asking prices for bigger homes at an all-time high.

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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.

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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.

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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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