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Is buying cheaper than renting?

Is buying cheaper than renting?

Private rental costs have increased in the past year, but so have house prices. Will you pay more or save money if you take out your first mortgage? Find out more… If you’re hoping to join the property ladder, you may be wondering how the cost of your mortgage is...

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Do you need to worry about Inheritance Tax?

Do you need to worry about Inheritance Tax?

None of us likes to think about what will happen after we die, but if you understand the basics of Inheritance Tax then you can consider planning ahead for the benefit of your loved ones. It’s a morbid topic, but one seriously worth thinking about. If you have family...

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6 ways to get the best deal on your mortgage

6 ways to get the best deal on your mortgage

A mortgage is likely to be the biggest financial commitment of your life, so getting the right loan is key and could save you a considerable sum in the long run. Here’s how to ensure you get the most competitive rate for you… Tip 1: Make sure your credit history is...

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Should you move out of the city?

Should you move out of the city?

If you’re keen to leave your urban lifestyle behind and start afresh in the sticks, you’re not alone. In fact, ditching the city has become a popular trend. But is it the right decision? Are you thinking of leaving city life behind for a fresh start in the...

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More options for first-time buyers

More options for first-time buyers

The market for first-time buyers has improved, with more products available now than a year ago. Here’s what you need to know… First-time buyers had a tough time last year. When the property market reopened after the first lockdown, pent-up demand led to a vast number...

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Mortgage rates are rising but good deals still exist

Mortgage rates are rising but good deals still exist

Thinking of getting a mortgage or remortgaging? Now is the time to do it as some lenders are increasing rates on their mortgage loans ahead of the predicted interest rate rise. Here’s how to get the best deal on your mortgage. If you’ve been reading the news, you may...

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Switching your equity release plan could save you money

Switching your equity release plan could save you money

With interest rates lower than ever before, the last few years have seen a significant rise in the popularity of equity release schemes. You could save a considerable sum on interest by switching… Equity release plans (where you release some of the equity in your...

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Is a home in London still desirable?

Is a home in London still desirable?

More people are leaving London and prices in the capital are rising slower than elsewhere in the UK. Does London life still have something to offer? Christina Neal weighs up the pros and cons of living in the big smoke. London has seen the slowest rise in property...

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Why you should consider equity release

Why you should consider equity release

Equity release plans have improved vastly in recent years, with schemes offering greater flexibility and interest rates now highly competitive. And if you already have an equity release plan, you could save money by transferring to a new one with a lower interest...

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What’s the property market like for first-time buyers?

What’s the property market like for first-time buyers?

Last year was tough for first-time buyers, with some lenders removing mortgage loans for those with smaller deposits. The market has certainly improved for anyone looking to buy for the first time, but is now the right time for you to become a homeowner? First-time...

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