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Top tips for buying a home in London

It might have seemed unlikely six years ago, but with the assistance of Help To Buy and other discount schemes the number of first-time property buyers is on the up.

Seven of the most iconic houses from TV and film

Don’t we all dream in living in Marty McFly’s humble family home, or Tony Montana’s exotic mansion? Lucky for us, these homes are real, but we can’t promise they’ll be priced within your budget. Let’s take a look at some…

Where are the best locations in the UK for first time buyers?

When it comes to buying your first house, location is everything. You’ll want to ensure you pick the right area for you and your budget; whether you’re climbing the career ladder, looking to raise a family or simply wanting to…

New property tax for Scotland comes into effect

A new tax has come into force changing the way Scottish home buyers pay duty on property. The Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) came into force yesterday (Wednesday April 1). It is the first tax introduced by a Scottish…

What kind of home can I expect to get for my money?

For first time buyers especially, it can be difficult to work out exactly what size and quality of property you should expect for the money that you are able to spend; will your £240,000 mortgage get you a detached 3…

New “Help to Buy: ISA” Announced in Budget

The Government will contribute up to £3,000 tax free to first time buyers in a new “Help to Buy: ISA”.  The state will contribute £50 for every £200 saved. The maximum initial deposit is £1,000, topped up with £250 be…

The Help to Buy Scheme: What is it?

Whether you’re looking to get a foot on the property ladder or wanting to up-size, the deposit you need to pay can seem, at times, unattainable. To help make this step easier for first time buyers or home movers, the…

How to buy a house: A simple guide

Buying a house is no small feat, but while it does require a lot of careful thought and assessment, the process involved doesn’t need to be complicated. We’ve done our best to simply describe the steps you need to take…

Understanding estate agent fees

Selling your house is a stressful enough experience before any money changes hands, so when it does you’ll want to be sure that you know exactly what to expect.

Top 10 tips for Buying Property

Buying a property is an understandably stressful experience; it’s not the fastest or simplest of processes, and it’s likely to be the most expensive purchase of your life. It’s important to make sure that you do everything right, as the…