Buy to let

Part Exchange Housing Schemes

Part Exchange Housing Schemes

In an effort to boost a still-sluggish housing market in some areas, builders are increasingly offering part-exchange deals to entice buyers. Known in the trade as ‘PX’ schemes, this type of deal basically enables you to trade in your existing home as part payment for a new build property. It’s chain-free, misses out the estate

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Dealing With Troublesome Neighbours

Dealing with noisy neighbours

Noisy neighbours can make life pretty miserable for those around them. Most of us can put up with racket from the occasional party or gathering but when the noise happens frequently then it can really grind you down. You might be annoyed by music, television or voices being audible and interrupting your enjoyment of some

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Getting a mortgage with a low deposit

Getting a mortgage with a low deposit

Saving for a deposit on a mortgage can seem like a huge task. With most lenders asking for at least 5% of the property price up front, it usually means having to save thousands of pounds before you can even start looking. The amount of money you have to put down as a deposit can

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Five Ways To Win Over Potential House Buyers

Five Ways To Win Over Potential House Buyers

So you’ve found the home of your dreams, all that’s standing in the way of you living there is the fact that you haven’t yet sold your own house. It’s time to bite the bullet and make sure that potential buyers see the best in your property. Getting your house ready to go on the

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Is it worth overpaying your mortgage

Is it worth overpaying your mortgage

Most of the time it can be a struggle to simply meet the basic mortgage payment each month. But every so often you may have a little extra cash, you may find yourself wondering if it’s worth using it to pay off a bit more of the debt on your home. Interest on savings accounts

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dealing with difficult tenants

Dealing with difficult tenants

The rental sector is booming, with 40% more people living in rented accommodation than in 2006. As someone who lives in a rented home, I can vouch for the fact that most of us are respectable people who will treat our landlords and their homes well. However, there are some loose canons as with everything,

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