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    Selling your house privately to cut costs

    Are you thinking about selling your house privately to save money? We all know that buying and selling property can become expensive when you take estate agency fees into account. This is why more and more of us are choosing to go it alone and sell our houses privately. This can save a great deal

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    Joint finances: Money advice when moving in with a new partner

    If a relationship’s going well and you decide to move in together, there are lots of areas to think about. In the excitement to organise all the fun parts, such as choosing where to live and decorating, finding time to discuss your joint finances could get forgotten about. It’s important that you think about how

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    Help to Buy mortgages

    How the government incentive works The recent news that the Government was bringing forward the start of the second phase of its Help to Buy mortgages scheme has been welcomed by home buyers. This effectively means that there will now be a wider choice of mortgage products available for just a 5% deposit. If this

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    How much do you need to save for a house deposit

    Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful experiences in anyone’s life, but saving up for the deposit isn’t far off. When buying a house, you’ll not just need to get a mortgage, but you will also need a deposit, so how much do you need to save for a house deposit?

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    Preparing to sell your house

    Preparing to sell your house can take a lot of time and effort. It’s not just a case of sticking a ‘for sale’ sign up outside and hoping for the best. There are a number of things you need to do before you’re ready to let potential buyers come to view the property. Taking the

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