Buy to Let Guide

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Are you thinking of buying to let?

A buу-tо-lеt mortgage іѕ a type of mоrtgаgе uѕеd whеn buying a рrореrtу thаt уоu intend оn letting. Altеrnаtіvе names for thіѕ mоrtgаgе are lаndlоrd mоrtgаgе, lеttіng mortgage, іnvеѕtmеnt рrореrtу mоrtgаgе, аnd іnvеѕtmеnt mоrtgаgе lоаn, but they all mean mоrе оr lеѕѕ thе ѕаmе thіng. Thеrе аrе different tуреѕ of buу-tо-lеt mоrtgаgеѕ which іnсludе fіxеd rаtеѕ, dіѕсоuntѕ, trackers аnd flexible mоrtgаgеѕ. Each has іtѕ оwn bеnеfіtѕ but аѕ a fіrѕt tіmе buуеr a fixed-rate mortgage іѕ often a gооd сhоісе аѕ it will hеlр with your budgeting.   Read more

Selling Your Home: Step by Step Guide

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You might think that selling a home is as easy as putting a “For Sale” sign in front of the property, but it is a lot more complicated than that! It requires a process of many steps that you have to carefully follow in order to have a smooth and pleasant selling experience for yourself and the buyer. From the moment, you make the final decision to truly sell your property to the time you give the key to the new owner, these steps need to be carefully followed when selling your home. Read more

Buying a Property Advice for First-Time Buyers- Viewing, Putting in an Offer and the Dangers of Gazumping

Getting on a property ladder and buying your first house can be a big accomplishment, but it is also a challenge. There are some risks especially for a first-time buyer that you need to be aware of. When you buy a house, you are making a serious commitment for the next decades so while you might feel anxious or delighted to finally be able to buy your first house, you need to be careful to make sure you don’t make any mistakes in the process.

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Preparing for your house move

Moving season is well under way. If you are moving home this summer and have no idea where to start, have a look at some of our useful tips!

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Leaving out only the bare essentials and you will be amazed at what you can live without!

When possible leave items in their place to move. This simplifies the unpacking process!

If you are moving yourself, ask local stores for boxes as you will need them!

Today is Friday 13th. Why is it considered to be unlucky?

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Today is Friday 13th. The number 13 has long been considered unlucky. In numerology, 12 is considered complete (12 hours, months, zodiac signs) – and 13 is irregular. There were also 13 guests at The Last Supper (the 13th being that traitor Judas). Jesus was also crucified on a Friday.
A Dutch study from 2008 apparently showed that fewer accidents and reports of fire occurred on the date as people were generally much more cautious.
Are you superstitious?