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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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£1.9bn cost of poor tradespeople

  •  04 Apr, 2014
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UK homeowners have lost an estimated £1.9 billion over the past year thanks to incompetent tradesmen.

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Fife & Newcastle top nuisance neighbours complaint list

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There were almost half a million complaints to councils last year about noisy or inconsiderate neighbours. We explain how to stand up for your rights.

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Poor areas face greater flood risk

  •  25 Mar, 2014
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Oxfam is calling for more to be done to protect vulnerable households from the devastating effects of climate change.

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Ghost-gazumping hits London buyers

  •  24 Mar, 2014
Top of a row of terraced houses

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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Thousands benefit from green homes

  •  24 Mar, 2014
Houses roofs

Over half a million households have taken advantage of the Green Deal or Energy Company Obligation (ECO) schemes so far.

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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 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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