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Useful tips, advice and help for the First Time Buyer when buying your first property and moving into your first home.

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You have finally moved into your new home … BUT you’re not done yet With the excitement of buying a new home, it’s easy to forget some of the responsibilities that come with it. Once you move you’ve got a new phone line to sort, bills, insurance, not to mention

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How much does a Removal Cost in London
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The Question …. The Answer …. Hi Kayleigh … Thank you for your enquiry and question regarding moving home in and around London. If you will be moving house in London then you may be wondering what the removal service is going to cost you. Many would assume that the

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Can an IVA accept my changes of being accepted for a Mortgage?
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The Question …. The Answer …. Hi Brad, Thank you for your question. We will try and provide a bit of background to our audience on IVA’s and what they are, before hopefully moving on to some things to consider when looking at trying to obtain your first mortgage. Buying

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Young and Single - Is Shared Ownership the only option on to the UK property market?
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As property prices increase, young single buyers are being priced out of the market. With just their income to rely on, they know they are perfectly capable of keeping up mortgage repayments but lenders are unlikely to offer them anything close to the asking price of the properties that peak

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The First Time Buyer - Jargon Buster
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Buying and selling a home is one of the few times in life that almost all of us have a need for legal advice and expertise. However, the terminology and certain phrases associated with the process can sometimes be confusing – especially for first time buyers! Anyone in the process

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Ten Tools a First Time Buyer must Own
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When you become a homeowner, you can no longer count on the landlord to make quick-fixes for you. Sure, you can call in the professionals to fit stylish roof windows or lay hardwood flooring, but it is well-worth accumulating accessories and getting a toolbox started for the much more basic

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The Transition from Renting to Buying your First Home - 7 Top Tips
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The majority of people who are currently renting aspire to, one day, own a home. But, with the cost of renting and rising house prices – achieving this dream can take some time. So, when that day comes and you are finally ready to buy you could have been renting

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Essential Tips and Advice for Getting on the Propery Ladder
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Making the move from renter to home owner is a milestone that many people dream of reaching. There are a few common life events that prompt renters to start thinking about buying their first home. For many people, the hope of saving for a deposit is too difficult, so they

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Applying for a Mortgage
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In 2014 the Financial Conduct Authority introduced new rules in an attempt to tighten up the mortgage market, to ensure that both lenders and borrowers could work together to create realistic individual lending. Known as the Mortgage Market Review, potential borrowers will have to undergo a three-hour interview touching on

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80 of the best first time buyer mortgages
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The Question …. The Answer …. Hi Gemma, Obviously every first time buyer has a different financial and personal situation to the next. That is why it’s very important to speak with the experts. A mortgage broker or mortgage adviser will help you compare mortgage offers to identify a lender

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