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  • 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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    Considerations when buying a property

    Considerations when buying a property

    Your property is probably the most expensive thing you will ever buy. Getting it right is essential, so it pays to take your time and consider your purchase from every angle. Here are some tips for what to look out for when you are buying a new home – some obvious, some less so. It’s

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    Home equity release explained

    Home equity release explained

    The term equity release refers to financial products that let people, usually over a certain age, free up some of the cash invested in their property. If you need to top up your pension or would rather use the money tied up in your home for other things, releasing some of the equity can be

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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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