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How to determine whether a property is worth the asking price?

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  Buying a property is a significant investment, therefore it’s important to ensure you’re getting the best value for your money. After you’ve done all of your researching, evaluating and calculating, there are a few things you should consider before making an offer on a house. Even if you’ve found…

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The first time buyer jargon buster

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Many will argue that saving the deposit for your first home is the most difficult part of buying a house, but what about the abundance of complicated lingo that comes with it? From comparing mortgages through to signing on the dotted line, you’re bound to come across terminology that can…

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Do you know how much to offer on a house?

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Whether you’ve got an extensive property portfolio or you’re a first-time buyer, you’ll have countless factors to consider when buying a property. Buying a property is a significant investment, therefore it’s important not to rush into anything and ensure you have all the right information before making your final decision.…

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What is the difference between your mortgage broker and a solicitor?

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  If this is your first time buying a home, the jargon and endless processes might be overwhelming. There are many people involved in the process, from your solicitors to the solicitors of the person you’re buying the property from, but who do you really need when it comes to…

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Property prices at their highest level since 2008…

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…partly due to a shortage of homes for sale according to today’s news reports. Surveyors sold an average of 23 homes during the three months to March – the highest number since February 2008, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics). All areas except Wales, where the level…

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SCAM ALERT – INSURANCE CLAIMS

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A recent scam involving cold calling by someone who claims to be from the Motor Insurers Bureau or who says they got their information from the Motor Insurance Database has been reported… The caller may: say that they have been instructed by MIB to call you about your accident claim trick…

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UK House Prices Up 2.6% in the Last Year …

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UK house prices increased by 2.6 per cent between April 2012 and April 2013, compared to  a 2.7 per cent increase between March 2012 and March 2013. Breaking down the figures from the Office for National Statistics, there was 2.8 per cent growth in England and 6.2 per cent in…

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Housebuilder Boosted by Help to Buy Scheme…

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Housebuilder Bellway said this month that it has been buoyed by the Government's Help to Buy scheme, reporting higher prices and a surge in demand since its introduction. The Newcastle-based group said it has seen average weekly reservations jump by nearly a third since the beginning of February, with 360…

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One in five Britons regrets house-buying mistakes…

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A survey has shown 20pc of us regret being a hasty home owner according to a recent article in the Telegraph... Nearly one in five home owners admits they made mistakes when they bought their house, a new study has found. From failing to check for structural problems, to getting…

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House prices post strongest annual growth in 18 months…

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House prices have recorded their strongest year-on-year growth in 18 months, in further signs that the market is gathering momentum according to a recent article in the Telegraph... House prices are now 1.1pc higher than they were a year ago, according to Nationwide, marking the fastest annual increase seen since…

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