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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Selling your home, or renting it out: What are the pros and cons?

The UK property market effectively 'shut up shop' along with the rest of the country on March 23rd this year as the government implemented lockdown measures to combat Covid-19, effectively closing the door on the plans of many who were due to move home.

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HACKS FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS

Whether you’re starting a family and need a bigger family home, you’re starting out with your personalised bachelor pad or you just don’t fancy sharing with mum and dad anymore, being a first time buyer isn’t always the easiest position to be in. While there are many ways to get your hands on your first home not everything is going to suit you and your personal circumstances. So what are you options and how can you find the perfect home for the best deal?

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Buy-to-let mortgage market picks up

The choice of mortgages nearly halved during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. Find out what’s happened since.

The buy-to-let mortgage market is showing signs of recovery after the number of deals nearly halved during the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Home repossessions fall to ‘unprecedentedly low levels’

No homes were repossessed in the UK in the three months to the end of June, following the introduction of mortgage holidays and the Coronavirus Act.

The number of homes being repossessed fell to a record low in the second quarter of this year.

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Nearly half of first-time buyers opt for longer mortgage terms

With the average deposit as much as £42,361, many first-time buyers are choosing 30-year mortgages to boost affordability.

Nearly half of first-time buyers are opting for mortgage terms of more than 30 years, according to the latest figures.

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Homeowners can add two storeys to their homes without full planning permission under new fast-track law

The government wants to speed up the extension approval process to allow homeowners to make more space for growing families from September.

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