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The sales & purchases timeline for residential property

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No matter whether you’re buying or selling a property, the process can be long, complicated and difficult to understand. From arranging mortgages to exchanging contracts or managing surveys, there’s a lot to keep on top of. If you’re wondering ‘how long is the process of buying a house?’ or ‘how…

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Leasehold vs Freehold: What’s the difference & what’s best for me?

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  If you’re buying your first home, there are plenty of factors to consider, including whether to buy a leasehold or freehold property. It can be a little confusing to figure out what exactly the difference is between the two. Read on for our ultimate guide to leasehold and freehold…

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What does the interest rate rise mean for first-time buyers?

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On the 2nd November 2017, the Bank of England raised their interest rate for the first time in a decade. This means that the Bank of England base rate today is 0.5%, up from 0.25% in previous years. A rise of 0.25% may seem like a minuscule amount in real-life…

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What will searches reveal about my property?

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When you’ve been house hunting for a while, it can be easy to get over-excited when you finally find a property that ticks all the boxes. It’s important to keep a level head, even if you think you’ve found the perfect property, as there may be underlying factors that could…

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Interview with a first time buyer

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  Buying your first house can be both an exciting and nerve-racking experience. That’s why, with such a significant investment, it’s crucial to get first-time buyer advice not only from the professionals but also from others who have been through the process themselves. This provides you with an impartial perspective…

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North West property hotspots for first time buyers in 2018

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  Taking that first step onto the property ladder can be challenging, especially if you’re not sure where to look. In our guide, we’ll help you to identify the property hotspots of the North West to set your sights on in 2018.   Burnley Burnley came top of the list…

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New Homeowner’s Checklist

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Helping you to remember the most important elements that you’ll need when you buy your first home. The weeks leading up to the completion of your first home purchase can be hectic. With searches, surveys and mortgages coming to an end, when you do complete the purchase, it’s all systems…

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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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