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Why is moving house so expensive?

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Why is moving house so flipping expensive? It’s a very good question. Moving house costs the earth and the reason is simple: there are many more costs and fees that you have to pay when you move into a new home than just the mortgage and stamp duty. In fact, the list of costs associated with buying a new house and moving is quite daunting. Let’s take a closer look at what exactly you’re paying for. According to recent findings by Lloyds Bank, in 2013 the average cost of moving house in the UK i...

Should You Put in a New Kitchen Before You Sell Your Home?

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You want to sell your house for as high a price as possible, right? You’ll do whatever it takes to increase the value of your home. But what exactly does it take? Does it take a new kitchen? Not necessarily, according to property experts. Kitchens and bathrooms are commonly recognised as two of the biggest selling points in a home, but that doesn’t mean you have to add a brand new kitchen or completely remodel your bathroom to win over people who want to buy your home. Reasons not to add a...

Top 4 Appliance Trends

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When you’re lucky enough to be redoing your kitchen and your home DIY budget is flexible, and with technology and global competition the way it is in 2014, you can start rubbing your hands together with glee because boy are you spoilt for choice!

What do the Germans know about renting vs. buying that the British don't?

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Think about the stress involved in searching for a new house, putting in the best bid and then getting all the necessary inspections done before finally handing it over to the solicitors. Then there’s maintenance, a 20 year commitment via a mortgage and fear that your house will lose value.

Top 3 Tips to Get a Mortgage

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Navigating the property market can be daunting for first-time buyers, especially the whole mortgage part. We look at three top tips to help you get a mortgage so you can start living your homeownership dreams. Take a long, hard look at your finances. You need to have a very good idea of where you stand financially before you approach a mortgage advisor or broker. You need to know what your income is versus your expenses and roughly what you can afford in terms of monthly mortgage payments, a...

How to search for houses online

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Searching for and buying houses online is becoming increasingly common (95% of house hunters search online and there are a whopping 180 million online property searches per month), but even though property portals are designed to be quick and convenient there are pitfalls to the process. We take a closer look at the online property market and provide some top tips on how to get the most out of your search. Some pitfalls of house hunting online to watch out for Using the internet to find houses...

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