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Finance options for your venture into property

Finance options for your venture into property

The UK is a densely populated island - which means that UK property will always be in short supply and, therefore, always in demand. This, in turn, means that property - whether land or buildings - can be an excellent investment, even in the current climate. But of...

Investing in international real estate

Investing in international real estate

We are operating in a global economy, and that applies to every sector, including real estate. While most people investing in real estate will obviously stick to their own country, or even their own area, more ambitious investors are realising the potential of...

What You Need to Do to Quickly Sell Your Home

What You Need to Do to Quickly Sell Your Home

Ready to move out of your first home and move on to another property that may come with additional features and more space than the first place? If you have thought about it for a while and have decided it is in your best interest to put the home up for sale, you may...

The Ins and Outs of Saving for Your First Home

The Ins and Outs of Saving for Your First Home

Owning a home in the UK has become so challenging for young Brits that they have all but given up on the whole idea. Instead, UK millennials now just spend on travel and other similar experiences. After all, even if they somehow raise enough money, there is still a...

Why Aren’t Millennials Buying Houses?

Why Aren’t Millennials Buying Houses?

Top reasons why millennials are finding it hard to get on the property ladder and ways to combat that. The ‘millennial’ generation are those of us born between 1982 and 2004. This is considered the peak time to buy houses, yet data from numerous surveys have shown...

What are the different kinds of mortgages? We explain!

What are the different kinds of mortgages? We explain!

When it comes to mortgages, there are so many different terms thrown about, it can sometimes become difficult to know what’s what! Standard Variable Rate, Fixed Rate, Tracker… You’ve most likely heard a few of those terms bandied about; but what do they all mean?...

Statutory Lease Extension Claims: A Guide for Freeholders

Statutory Lease Extension Claims: A Guide for Freeholders

Under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (as amended) leaseholders have the right to claim a new lease with an additional term of 90 years and a peppercorn ground rent throughout. In return the leaseholder will have to pay the freeholder...

Growing Number of Energy Customers Switching to Renewables

Growing Number of Energy Customers Switching to Renewables

Data from renewable energy provider Pure Planet shows that a growing number of UK energy consumers are making the switch to renewable energy. According to the data, more than 1.1 million UK-based customers have switched from using a “big six” conventional energy...

How Much Deposit Do You Need to Buy a Home?

How Much Deposit Do You Need to Buy a Home?

When you are getting a mortgage to buy your new home, it is important that you think carefully about the amount of deposit you will be putting down. Choosing the right amount can potentially help you save tens of thousands of pounds. Should You Place a Big or Small...

4 House-Selling Myths, and the Tips You Actually Need

4 House-Selling Myths, and the Tips You Actually Need

When it comes to selling our homes, we all want a good price and smooth sale. Achieving these two things can be much easier said than done – at least if you believe everything you read. A quick online search will return over 33 million webpages, all claiming to have...

Scotland Badly Affected by Fuel Poverty

Scotland Badly Affected by Fuel Poverty

An infographic produced by MoneySuperMarket mapped the worst affected areas of fuel poverty in the United Kingdom. Scottish cities filled the top five positions confirming that Scots experience a higher rate of fuel poverty than the rest of the UK.  The infographic...

10 Ways To Reduce Your Home Utility Bills In 2017

10 Ways To Reduce Your Home Utility Bills In 2017

Ever heard of marginal gains? It’s the philosophy the Sky cycling team use to get more and more efficient by changing small things. It’s surprisingly easy to use the same approach to save money on your utility bills. Here are 10 simple things you can do now to save...

The Top Tips When Buying a House to Renovate

The Top Tips When Buying a House to Renovate

Make no mistake; buying a cheap, run down property to renovate is a great idea to make money in the current economy. After all, property prices are continuing to rise exponentially nationwide, while there is not enough supply to meet the remaining demand among aspiring home-owners in the UK.