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Home refurbishments to help sell your property in 2020

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Let’s face it, selling your home is not a straightforward process and there are indeed many factors to consider before that contract finally gets signed. For instance, while you may want to devote your attention to finding a trusted agent, you should know that home renovations play an integral part…

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The first-time buyers guide to getting a mortgage

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If you’re thinking of buying your first home, getting the right mortgage is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make. But don’t worry, our first-time buyers guide to getting a mortgage includes everything you need to know about getting a mortgage and, ultimately, getting one foot on…

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A guide to ISAs and how they work

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Wondering what is an ISA, how you can use an ISA to save and whether you can use an ISA to purchase your first home? We answer all of these questions and more in our ISA FAQ guide. Let’s get started. What exactly is an ISA? An ISA is an…

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Stamp Duty explained: who has to pay it?

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Whether you’re a first-time buyer or buying your second home, it’s so important to get your head around the jargon associated with buying a property. Speaking about this subject, you may or may not have heard of Stamp Duty Tax. Stamp Duty Tax is a term that is plastered on…

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A Guide to the Lifetime ISA for first-time buyers

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Saving up for your dream home has become a whole lot easier thanks to the introduction of the Lifetime ISA. To put it simply, opening up a Lifetime ISA (Independent Savings Account) allows you to save up to £4,000 every tax year towards your first home or your future retirement.…

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Our guide to selling your home in 2020

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As spring is fast approaching, home buyers are already starting to search for their next home. The truth is, this time of the year is one of the best times to put your home on the property market. Ideally, you’ll want to get ahead of the crowds by listing your…

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What to expect during your final year of saving for a house

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You’ve reached that last hurdle as a first-time buyer and you’re almost ready to take the final leap to become a homeowner. There are a few things you’ll need to be aware of in your final year of saving for a house. But don’t worry, we’ve put together a handy…

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How much do first-time buyers need to earn to buy a home?

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If you’re a first-time buyer, your first concern will understandably be whether or not you can afford to buy. You may have found the house of your dreams, but do you earn enough? Recent findings by Zoopla have shown that the average first-time buyer needs a household income of £54,000…

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Help To Buy ISA vs Lifetime ISA: Which is best for you?

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If you’re thinking about taking an ISA out, you’ll want to be fully informed on what is best for you. For first-time buyers, there are plenty of ISA savings options out there, and some will work better for you than others. Depending on your financial situation, lifestyle, habits, and other…

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Help to Buy ISA deadline is approaching – are you prepared?

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Last updated: 7th April 2020 November 2019 brought with it the important deadline of the Help to Buy ISA. First-time buyers should be aware that, now the government scheme has closed to new applications, they will no longer be able to set up a new Help to Buy ISA. However,…

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