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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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Fixed-rate mortgages creeping up

  •  09 Apr, 2014
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Borrowers searching for a fixed-rate mortgage deal will find that some lenders' rates have started to edge up, experts have warned.

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House-hunters list top 10 turn-offs

  •  04 Apr, 2014
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Prospective home buyers have named their top 10 biggest decorative turn-offs in a new survey.

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Ghost-gazumping hits London buyers

  •  24 Mar, 2014
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House sellers in London are increasingly raising the asking price of their property at the last minute - even though there are no rival bidders, it has been reported.

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Mortgage lending leaps in February

  •  21 Mar, 2014
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Mortgage providers have announced their strongest February since 2008 as confidence in the housing market continues to rise.

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Top six takeaways from the 2014 Budget

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Are you 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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Buying home 'cheaper than renting'

  •  17 Mar, 2014
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It is now £124 a month cheaper to buy a property in the UK than to rent, a new study has found.

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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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House prices rise in 51% of areas

  •  03 Mar, 2014
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More than half of all districts in England and Wales saw house price rises last month, according to property experts.

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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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