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How To Find Your Perfect First Home

This is one of your biggest if not the biggest purchase in your life, so you really want to get it right. Therefore, it is essential that you think about this long term. You will have to come head-to-head with additional costs, property research, squeezing information out of the seller and much more. Keep reading […]

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The First-Time Buyer’s Ultimate Guide To Mortgages

At 359,000 people, the number of first-time buyers in the UK has hit a nine-year high. It’s quite surprising considering that homes are now an average of 21% more expensive than 10 years ago. The majority of first-time buyers would have saved all their hard-earned money for a deposit (an average of £33,000 this year) […]

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What You Need To Consider Before Buying Your First House

The average price for a property in the UK is £226,756 in 2017, according to the ONS. In the past year, housing prices have increased by about 5% for the majority of the UK, apart from Scotland who had a huge 7.7% increase. The currently inflating cost is not predicted to slow, so now is a […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Help to Buy Schemes

The term ‘Help to Buy’ is thrown about quite freely these days with regard to buying property. Politicians usually adorn it with praise, while others have been doubtful of its benefits for various reasons or another. But what is it, and what benefits and drawbacks will it give anyone looking to get on the property […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Renting

  In 2005 1 in 5 young adults lived with their parents, but now it’s risen to 1 in 4 thanks to low salaries that don’t line up with inflation and housing prices. But renting for the first time, whether it’s with a friend or two or your first place on your own can be […]

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Common Money Issues for Young People in Rented Accommodation

Thinking about renting your first home can seem overwhelming and exciting. Planning is essential, creating a budget is important, enjoying the move should be savoured. Here are a few ideas to consider when thinking about the costs both obvious and hidden. Be aware of all of the costs; what you need to pay up front […]

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How To Manage Rising Living Costs

In the United Kingdom, living costs rose dramatically in the last years. The main reason behind it was the move by the government to print cash in order to help bail out the banks. This fuels basically inflation. Unfortunately pay rises could not keep up with this inflation. The government used an official index, called […]

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5 Ways to Get Your Foot on the Property Ladder

If you want to have your own space and you are tired of renting, getting your foot on the property ladder may not be as difficult as it seemed to be. You can get your foot in the ladder in five ways. 1.Scrunch the number Take a paper and a pen for writing down all […]

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Renting with Bad Credit

The number of landowners is falling fast. According to Natalie Elphicke, a housing expert, by 2041, only 49 percent of people will own their homes. This means that in 27 years, renting will become the norm. To Rent or To Buy To buy or to rent is a complex argument. Owning a home is a […]

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