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Looking at the cost of mortgage from a different perspective (e.g. monthly average interest payment)
January 07, 2018

Comparison websites Go to any comparison website (e.g. comparethemarket.com), get a quote (e.g. first time buyer) on a property worth £125,000 and borrowing of £125,000 (to make numbers easier) for 25 years. And you'll get, for example: The small print Representative example The representative example shows "Representative example: Assumed borrowing of £125,000 over 25 years, representative 3.…

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Thinking about painting your walls before Christmas?
November 19, 2017

Entrance If you happen to be the host of this year's family Christmas, you can impress them with the new looks. The trick here is to paint this area in one to two shades darker than the following rooms, making the house more inviting. Downstairs bathroom Even though they tend to be small, popular bathroom colours include spa blue. Darker colours are also becoming trendy, however, keep floors and…

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Stamp duty limited impact
November 02, 2017

According to Nationwide, the decision in the Budget to end stamp duty for first-time buyers is likely to have a modest impact on the demand. The move is most beneficial for borrowers looking to buy a property in London and the South East. House prices rose by 2.5% in the year to the end of November. The deposit remains the primary problem for first time buyers.

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