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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UK in a Street
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UK in a Street

Imagine if the entire population of the UK was condensed into a single street by the type of house each person lives in. What sorts of property would you see...

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How does part exchange work?
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How does part exchange work?

If you already own your own home and want to buy a new build property, you may have the option of a part exchange. But what does that really mean?...

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8 Practical tips to save for your house deposit
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8 Practical tips to save for your house deposit

Saving for a house deposit is a challenge, but with a few practical steps you’ll soon be on the way to buying a property of your own. From a few...

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The costs associated with buying a second-hand home
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The costs associated with buying a second-hand home

After making the decision to buy a house and then spending months saving for a deposit, you need to start viewing properties. But should you opt for a new-build or...

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What is an interest only mortgage?
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What is an interest only mortgage?

When you start researching mortgages, you’ll have two different types to choose from: repayment and interest only. To help with your decision, we focus on the pros and cons of...

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What is a repayment mortgage?
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What is a repayment mortgage?

When you apply for a mortgage, you have a big choice to make. Do you choose an interest-only mortgage , or should you go for the repayment option? To help...

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What is a mortgage in principle?
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What is a mortgage in principle?

There are lots of ways to make sure the house buying experience is as hassle-free as possible.  Here, we explain everything you need to know about a mortgage in principle,...

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Home insurance for your new house – an introduction
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Home insurance for your new house – an introduction

Home insurance is absolutely essential when you move into a new property. To make sure you choose a policy that’s right for you, our home insurance guide is designed to...

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What are the different types of survey?
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What are the different types of survey?

There are a number of different types of house survey, and if you’re thinking about buying a house, you’ll need to know which one is right for you. To help...

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8 Things to consider about the size of your potential new home
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8 Things to consider about the size of your potential new home

There are lots of decisions involved in buying a house, such as budgets and areas to move to. But here we tackle one of the most fundamental questions - how...

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