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Are house prices on the increase?

With the recession still fresh in everyone’s minds, we’ve become more conscious of house prices. Following a dramatic decline over the past few years, a number of recent figures have shown that the market is starting to pick up. Is this a continuing trend and what are the reasons behind the increases? What do the

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Buying or renting? The pros and cons

With the cost of buying a house rising faster than salaries and rent, it can be confusing trying to decide which option is best for you. We weigh up the pros and cons of buying versus renting. Counting up the costs Whether you are renting or buying, you are still entering into a legal agreement

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Saving a deposit for a house?

Whether it’s a first home or a house move, saving for a deposit is an important part of buying a property. With the mortgage market still fairly unstable, the best deals are reserved for those with large deposits. How do you budget and plan effectively to help you save more? According to the Halifax House

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Questions for your mortgage broker

If you’re thinking about using a mortgage broker, then it’s important that you select one that can provide you with the best level of service. This is a big commitment that could end up costing you more over time if you don’t make the right decision. Therefore, it‘s important that you ask them the right

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