7 steps to getting a mortgage

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If you’re looking to buy your first home, chances are finding out how to get a mortgage is pretty high on your to-do list.  As a mortgage is a big financial commitment, it’s important to carefully consider your options, to make sure you choose the right product for you.   We’ve broken down the process to help you […]

What does a Mortgage in Principle mean?


A Mortgage in Principle, or MIP for short, is also known as an Agreement in Principle, Decision in Principle, Mortgage Agreement in Principle, or a Mortgage Promise. A MIP is a personalised document confirming an amount of money, which a lender believes they would be able to lend you, based on the information you’ve shared at […]

Do you know the benefits of using a letting agent?

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Letting a property successfully can be a time consuming and complex process, but using a letting agent can help you to mitigate many of these risks. Whilst most tenancies run smoothly, a good agent will help you let your property quicker, for more money, to a good calibre tenant. If you do have a difficult […]

90% of home-hunters would consider buying a fixer-upper

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New research by Rightmove has found that over 90% of home hunters would consider buying a property that needed renovating. To help those ready to start their next project, we asked two property experts with decades of experience in the housing industry to share their guidebooks for creating the perfect renovation home, and we’ve found some […]

Over a quarter of homes are listed for longer than 6 months

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More than a quarter of properties currently up for sale on Rightmove have been listed for longer than six months, new research has shown. So far this year, 28% of available homes on the UK’s number one property portalhave been on the market for more than half a year. There are 8% of properties that have […]

How do average house prices vary across Great Britain?

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If you’re thinking of making a move, you’ll know there have been plenty of headlines about house prices recently. Average asking prices usually increase in January, after the quiet home-moving period over Christmas. And after two previous months of price falls in November and December, we’ve seen the average asking price of a home in Great […]

Spring Budget 2023: energy bill support extended

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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has announced in the Spring Budget that the current level of government funding to help protect people from higher energy bills will be extended for three months. The Energy Price Guarantee (EPG) is a temporary measure that caps energy bills for typical households at around £2,500 a year. Before the EPG was introduced in […]