Moving House

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Moving House Guides

Should I use a mortgage broker, or go direct?

If you’re looking for a mortgage, you might be wondering whether or not you should talk to a mortgage broker or go directly to the lender. These days, brokers do more than simply churn out a list of [...]

13 March, 2019

How to improve your credit score

Paying off your balances in full is just the beginning of a path toward better credit.

12 March, 2019

The total cost of buying a home

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial transactions you’ll ever make, and on top of the price of the property there are a wide range of associated costs both before and after completion. This [...]

12 March, 2019

Joint mortgages

Joint mortgages are pretty much the same as regular mortgages except that there can be up to four different names on the deeds instead of one. You can jointly buy a property with a spouse, partner, friend, [...]

4 February, 2019

Mortgage calculation: How much can I borrow?

The amount you can borrow for a mortgage, and the interest rate offered on it, will be based almost entirely on your income and the size of your deposit. These days, the maximum loan you’ll be offered [...]

31 January, 2019

What is a mortgage?

A mortgage is a type of long-term loan that most people need in order to buy a property. You borrow the money from a lender – usually a high-street bank or building society – and then pay it back (plus [...]

30 January, 2019

Stamp duty: Everything you need to know

Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) is a government tax paid on property and land purchases worth more than £125,000 in England and Northern Ireland. There are slight variations on this tax in Wales (Land Transaction [...]

30 January, 2019

Fixed-rate mortgages

With fixed-rate mortgages, your monthly repayments are guaranteed to stay the same for a set period of time, regardless of changes to the Bank of England interest rate (known as the base rate). What is [...]

30 January, 2019

What is mortgage life insurance?

Mortgage life insurance covers your mortgage payments should you die before you have paid it off fully, and allows any joint mortgage holders or dependants to remain in the property. What is mortgage life [...]

29 January, 2019

Bankrate’s moving house guide

Moving house is a big financial decision. It also impacts your emotional well-being and the happiness of both you and your family. So, deciding whether or not moving house is a good idea goes far beyond [...]

29 January, 2019

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