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What credit score do I need to buy a house?

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March 3, 2022 by   Robert Edwards

Photo by Tierra Mallorca on Unsplash Everybody knows that to get a mortgage, you need a good credit score. Many first-time buyers have first-hand experience […]

Lifetime ISAs: What you need to know

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January 27, 2022 by   Robert Edwards

Photo by Josh Appel on Unsplash Lifetime ISAs, or LISAs, are a popular savings product offered by banking firms. They’re often used by first-time buyers […]

Why do I have to pay Council Tax?

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November 30, 2021 by   Robert Edwards

Photo by Martyna Bober on Unsplash Council Tax – it’s the bugbear of everyone from the private renter to the new homeowner. But why do […]

Home ownership schemes: A guide

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November 18, 2021 by   Robert Edwards

The Government has a number of home ownership schemes designed to help first-time buyers buy their first homes.

What’s the difference between a freehold and a leasehold?

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November 3, 2021 by   Robert Edwards

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash The terms “freehold” and “leasehold” tend to come up a lot when looking to buy a house. If you’re […]

Should I buy a house at auction?

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October 25, 2021 by   Robert Edwards

Buying a house at auction can be an alternative to buying a home on the market. It is quickly becoming a popular way for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder. However, it has its drawbacks.

What do lenders look for in a borrower?

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October 19, 2021 by   Robert Edwards

Photo by Florian Schmetz on Unsplash One of the main questions a first-time buyer might ask is “What do lenders look for in a borrower?” […]

What are EPCs? A guide for first-time buyers

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October 14, 2021 by   Robert Edwards

Energy performance certificates, or EPCs, are one of the most overlooked parts of buying a house. However, they can be very important. Just what are they, and what does yours mean for your home?

Homebuying in the time of COVID-19

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October 7, 2021 by   Robert Edwards

Photo by Dan Senior on Unsplash The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant problems in the housing market. There is a short supply of housing and […]

Equity explained

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October 5, 2021 by   Robert Edwards

Photo by Hutomo Abrianto on Unsplash You may have heard people talk about “equity” before, in relation to buying a home. But what exactly is […]

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