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Mortgages guides

Mortgages can be complex. Our guides break down the intricacies of every vital mortgage topic including; deposits, guarantors, fixed or tracker and the lending available to first-time buyers. What type of mortgage are you looking for?

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How much do celebrity property conversions actually cost?

An insight into how much underground tunnels and infinity swimming pools actually cost celebrities and how this can affect the long term selling price or their homes.

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How do buy to let mortgages work?

If you want to invest in property and rent it out to someone else, you will need a buy to let mortgage. Here is everything you need to know about them.

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How does Help to Buy work?

The Help to Buy scheme could make it easier for you to get your first home with help from the government. Here is how it works and how to use it.

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Should you get a long or short term mortgage?

When you get a mortgage you have to decide how long you need to pay it all off. Here is how to work out which is cheapest and how to make sure you can afford the term you choose.

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A complete guide to mortgages

Choosing the right mortgage will help you buy a home and could save you thousands of pounds. Here is everything you need to know to find the right one for you.

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The make believe mortgage - how much would you have to spend to live in homes from films, TV and games?

If have you ever wondered how much it would cost to own some of tv, film and gaming's most iconic homes then wonder no more. Our new mortgage guide reveals what the cost of owning some of the most recognisable properties in the world would be...

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The 2020 Renovation Nation Report reveals which areas of their properties homeowners have been upgrading under lockdown

With lockdown restrictions keeping most of us indoors, homeowners have been busy upgrading their homes to make them more comfortable and usable while working from home. Some have used personal loans, money from their holiday fund or have remortgaged to fund the renovations.

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Leasehold vs freehold: Which should you get?

If you’re looking to buy a property in England or Wales, you’ll notice that they’re either listed as leasehold or freehold. But what’s the difference? We’re here to explain the terms, and share what they might mean for you as a property owner.

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How will coronavirus affect the property market?

Find out what impact COVID-19 could have on the property market and what it could mean for home buyers and sellers.

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What the new stamp duty holiday means for you

The chancellor has announced temporary changes to stamp duty to help cut costs for anyone buying a home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's what it means for you.

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What is interest?

Borrowing costs money. A lender will usually charge a borrower a percentage of the money lent, rather than a flat fee. This is called interest. This guide covers the basics of how interest works, what it is and what it means for your finances.

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Should you get a fixed, tracker or variable rate mortgage?

Choosing a mortgage with the right type of interest rate can save you money and make sure you get a deal you can afford. Here are the differences between fixed, variable, tracker and capped mortgages.