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80% of sellers overestimate home value

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Media hype around London's house price boom has led sellers elsewhere in the UK to think their homes are worth more than they really are, finds new research.

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Avoid these clichés if you want to sell your home

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If you’re selling a property, some well-worn phrases are guaranteed to put buyers on their guard. We explain how to get your home’s marketing right.

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Buying a home? Why you'll need life cover too

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Just 11% of people think having life insurance is a top priority when buying a new home. But who's going to cover the mortgage should the worst happen?

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Six reasons you won't get a mortgage

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New lending rules means the banks have more excuses than ever to turn down home-loan customers. We explain how to avoid being caught out.

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Thousands face 'unaffordable' mortgage rate rise

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Research suggests many borrowers are being overambitious when buying a new home. But a rise in interest rates means they could get a nasty shock.

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Should you fix your mortgage for 10 years?

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New homebuyers with small deposits can now fix their loans for a decade. But is this long-term security worth the extra costs and restrictions?

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New rules set to make it harder to get a mortgage

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From the end of April, lenders will subject mortgage applications to greater scrutiny – and this could affect your chances of buying a home.

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Top six takeaways from the 2014 Budget

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Are you Confused.com about the 2014 Budget? Here are six things you need to know when it comes to the Budget and your finances.

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Rude street names knock £84,000 off property price

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Names like Fanny Street and Slag Lane may make us laugh but rude street names can knock thousands of pounds off the value of your home, finds new research.

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Finances force 21% of couples to cohabit

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Money – or the lack of it – is causing couples to fast-forward relationships, as 21% admit finances caused them to move in together sooner than planned.

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