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Protect your home this Halloween

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It's not only the living dead that you have to worry about on Halloween. Here are some simple ways to protect your home from opportunistic thieves.

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Millions unprepared for rising mortgage bills

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With an increase in interest rates looming, a new study shows that many people won’t be able to cope with the extra expense. We explain how to prepare.

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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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Things parents will do for a good school catchment area

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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.  Read More…

Lloyds cuts mortgage borrowing cap

  •  05 Aug, 2014
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The country's largest home-buying lender has reduced the amount of money people can borrow under the landmark Government scheme designed to stimulate mortgage activity.

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Video: 8 of the best Shed of the Year finalists

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From domes made of bottles to giant teapots - Here's a small selection of our favourite finalists in 2014's Shed of the Year. 

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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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Insurers act to end renewal rip-offs

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The UK's insurance companies say they are planning to give customers a clearer picture when it comes to renewing motor and home policies.

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Six things you must know before you rent a property

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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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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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