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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.
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.
With one in 10 parents willing to pay more than £50,000 for a house in a good school catchment area, we look at some alternative methods parents have used.
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?
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.
Competition for rentals is fierce in many parts of the UK. But that doesn’t mean you should rush into an agreement without checking for potential pitfalls.
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