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Moving home guides

Our moving home guides cover everything from mortgage applications and checklists, to help to buy schemes and haggling so you can climb the property ladder.

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What is a bridging loan?

A bridging loan could help you buy a property while you wait for the sale of your existing home.

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How should you pay your rental deposit?

Rent, deposits and letting agent fees are rising in price. Here's how to pay your deposit and whether you should consider borrowing the money or using a credit card.

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How to insure your holiday home abroad

If you have a second home overseas, you need to make sure it is properly insured. Here is everything you need to know about insuring your holiday home.

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Moving house: change of address checklist

There's lots to remember when you're moving home, and it's essential you let the relevant people know your new address. Here is what you need to do when you move.

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How to save enough money to move out

If you're stuck at home living with your parents, here's how to make your dream of moving out a reality.

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How can I help my children buy their first house?

With first time buyers finding it harder than ever to get a mortgage, some parents are giving their children a helping hand onto the property ladder. But how does it all work and what are the potential pitfalls?

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What are the pros and cons of the Help to Buy scheme?

The Help to Buy scheme has been under the spotlight in recent months, with stories of happy new homeowners balanced with accusations that the scheme is distorting the housing market. But importantly, can it help you buy?

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How does the Rent to Buy scheme work?

If you want to buy a house but can't afford a deposit, there are several schemes that could help you own your own home. So what does Rent to Buy mean, and how can it help you?

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How to haggle down a house price

Here are 7 simple ways to haggle down the asking price so you can make big savings on your new home - even if you are not a natural at negotiating.

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12 things to do before you move house

Moving home is one of the most stressful and financially draining things you can do, so here are our top 12 things to arrange before moving day to make your life easier.

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11 secrets for successful property viewing

Whether you are looking to rent or buy, viewing potential properties is a key part of house hunting. Here is how to make sure a property is really worth your money.

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How to sell your house without an estate agent

Hiring an estate agent can be a costly business, but it is possible to sell your house without one. We guide you through a step-by-step approach of selling your house without the middle-man.

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