Help to Buy figures for Q4 2017
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Help to Buy figures for Q4 2017

The Help to Buy statistics for the last quarter have been released, showing that the Help to Buy Equity Loan continues to be an extremely popular scheme. Help to Buy...

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Help to Buy figures for Q3 2017
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Help to Buy figures for Q3 2017

The Help to Buy statistics for the last quarter have been released, showing that the Help to Buy Equity Loan continues to be an extremely popular scheme. Help to Buy...

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Socio-Economic Footprint 2017
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Socio-Economic Footprint 2017

Since 2013, Barratt Developments’ annual socio-economic footprint report allows us to assess the social, economic and environmental impact of our group operations across the following categories: Investing in new homes...

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What does the Budget 2017 and the recent interest rate rise mean for homebuyers?
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What does the Budget 2017 and the recent interest rate rise mean for homebuyers?

On November 22, Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Budget 2017 included the removal of stamp duty for first time buyers on homes costing less than £300,000, and reduced rates on homes...

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Barratt Exceeds Waste Reduction Target Three Years Early

Barratt Exceeds Waste Reduction Target Three Years Early

In 2015 Barratt Homes set itself the objective of becoming the leading national sustainable housebuilder by 2020. Our latest annual sustainability report shows we have already exceeded our 2020 waste...

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Huge Changes to Stamp Duty in Wales Announced
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Huge Changes to Stamp Duty in Wales Announced

The Government has announced changes to the Stamp Duty payable by homebuyers in Wales. The changes break down as follows: In Wales, Land Transaction Tax will replace Stamp Duty Land...

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Top Tips on Giving a Hedgehog a Home This Bonfire Night
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Top Tips on Giving a Hedgehog a Home This Bonfire Night

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ONS Data Shows More People Relocating to South East than any Other Region
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ONS Data Shows More People Relocating to South East than any Other Region

Our analysis of information from the Office for National Statistics has helped us see where people are relocating to domestically across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The data, which includes...

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Help to Buy figures for Q2 2017
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Help to Buy figures for Q2 2017

The Help to Buy figures for the last quarter have been released, showing that Help to Buy loan approvals are at their highest level since the scheme began. Help to...

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8 things to consider when choosing your kitchen fittings
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8 things to consider when choosing your kitchen fittings

If you can get this right, then your kitchen will truly be the heart of the home. But if you get it wrong, then it might frustrate you every day....

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A guide to mortgage underwriting rules
The Finances

A guide to mortgage underwriting rules

In the UK, mortgage lenders have to adhere to strict rules when deciding who to lend to. It’s a lender’s responsibility to make sure they only offer what borrowers can...

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Remortgaging: When it’s the right option for you
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Remortgaging: When it’s the right option for you

From time to time, it’s a good idea to review your current mortgage and shop around for a better deal. But how should you go about remortgaging your home and...

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What can I afford to buy?
The Plan

What can I afford to buy?

If you’re a first time buyer, you’ll need to have a deposit saved ready for your house move. If, however you have the deposit but are unsure if you can...

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Home Insurance Guide
The Paperwork

Home Insurance Guide

When you own your own home, is it compulsory to have home insurance? What does it cover exactly, and what should you be looking out for? We explore the ins...

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Leasehold vs freehold – The differences
The Paperwork

Leasehold vs freehold – The differences

If you’re thinking about buying a new home, you’ll have two main options to choose from when it comes to property ownership - leasehold or freehold. If you’re unsure what...

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Top questions to ask your property solicitor
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Top questions to ask your property solicitor

If you’re a first time buyer, you may not have dealt with solicitors before. However, once you’ve had an offer accepted, you will need one. A conveyancing solicitor will handle...

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Top questions to ask your estate agent when selling your home
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Top questions to ask your estate agent when selling your home

If you’re selling your home and are moving to a new one, it’s vital to find an estate agent you can trust to do an excellent job. With the help...

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10 factors which could help you decide where you want to live
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10 factors which could help you decide where you want to live

If you’re thinking about moving home, location will be near the top of your priority list. But if you don’t already know where you want to live where do you...

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