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  • Survey: Parental financial support key to unlocking first time buyers’ dreams

    First-time buyers are banking on Mum and Dad to get on the property ladder.

  • Are your finances in shape? Getting mortgage fit in 2019

    We talk to L&C’s Associate Director, David Hollingworth about being mortgage fit, to ensure your finances are in rude health for your 2019 property purchase.

  • Everything you need to know about the different types of shower

    From shower pressure to shower heads, we’ll take you through everything you need to know.

  • Traditional or online estate agent. Which is best?

    Using a high street estate agent is the tried and tested way to sell your home, but they can be pricey. How do they stack up against the new wave of cheaper of online agents?

  • Top Interior Design Instagram Accounts To Follow

    Designing your home can be a daunting task, especially if you’ve no previous experience. However, it’s never been easier to get interior design inspiration thanks to Instagram, so here are our top accounts to follow.

  • Cheshire’s secret places to eat

    Apart from some of the beautiful scenery in the UK to feast your eyes on, Cheshire is teaming with incredible eateries too. It’s time to explore some real foodie hotspots.

  • Christmas Cooking In Your New Kitchen

    Advice on how to get the best out of your carefully designed new build kitchen to create a calm, organised and festive feast this Christmas.

  • 8 simple tricks for keeping your home warm this Winter

    If you’re living in an older property then you might be wondering how to keep warm this winter while being energy efficient. Try our cheap and easy tricks for heating your home.

  • The meaning of interior design colours in your home

    The colours of your interior design choices do more than just look nice. Colours are hugely powerful and can completely change the atmosphere of a room.

  • Where in the home to position your Christmas tree

    With the exciting occasion of decorating your home for Christmas looming, there’s one question you might have on your mind. Where in the home should I put the Christmas tree?

  • Bringing autumn inside your home

    How to make the most of autumn in your new home.

  • DIY Christmas Decorations: How to make your own Christmas Stocking

    You can easily create a festive feel with some DIY Christmas decorations; and what better place to start than with your own Christmas Stocking.

  • How social media can inspire your new build’s interior

    Buying a new build house? Social media can help you realise that dream.

  • Movies and series for a cosy night in

    What to watch on TV during November 2018

  • Give your Home a Halloween Design Make-Over

    Simple tips to transform your home this Halloween.

  • Keep Hedgehogs Safe this Bonfire Night

    A few simple steps to keep your garden hedgehog friendly this winter.

  • Connected Homes: The Internet of 11 Things Around the Home

    Connected homes and internet-enabled appliances are on trend and bring a touch of modernisation to the home.

  • How to get rid of damp

    Room by room, here’s our guide to help tackle damp in your home.

  • Interior Inspiration: Bedroom Ideas for Children

    Kids' bedrooms should be both fun and practical. Struggling to combine both ideas? Take a look at some of our best tips & inspiration for decorating children's bedrooms.

  • Speaking to a mortgage adviser

    When buying a home through Help to Buy scheme it's important that you first speak to a new home mortgage advisor. Before you do so, make sure to ask them these questions.

  • Complete your mortgage application with your adviser

    Once you can proceed to completing your mortgage application with your advisor, make sure to read these important information first.

  • Second charge on your home

    When buying a property through Help to Buy Equity Loan you need to take two secured loans, which are termed first and second charges. Click to find out all you need to know about the second charge on your home.

  • Speaking to a Mortgage Adviser

    When you’re buying a home through Help to Buy, it’s key that you speak to a qualified new home mortgage advisor.When speaking to a financial adviser make sure you ask them the following questions...

  • Finding a Home with Help to Buy

    Whether it’s your first or next step on the property ladder, Help to Buy is all about helping people purchase their dream new home.

  • 7 statement wall ideas for the master bedroom

    Choosing a wall for your bedroom is a big and important project. Check out our top 7 ideas to find out which one would be the bets for you & your master bedroom.

  • Home Allotment Tips and Ideas

    Growing your own vegetables and fruit at home in your garden can be a very relaxing and satisfying hobby. See our guide to find out how to start it.

  • 8 tips for choosing the right flooring

    There are so many different types of flooring to choose from! Don't worry, we have prepared a guide which will help you choose the perfect type for each of your rooms.

  • 13 wallpapering and DIY tips

    Adding a personal touch to your new build is a brillitant idea! But where to start? Make sure to read our guide with the top wallpapering and DIY tips.

  • 5 home extension ideas for your new home

    Home extensions or conversions are the best ways to give your house some extra space! Find out which solution would be the best for you and your property.

  • Simple ideas for small front gardens

    First impressions count, right? Same applies to your front garden. No matter if it is small or not - it still can look great with these simple solutions.

  • Driveway ideas for your new home

    Driveaway also like front gardens need to make a first good impressions. But did you know that besides looking nice, your driveaway can also boost the value of your property? Find out how!

  • 10 ways to maximise small spacese

    Decorating small places can be challenging, but it can make such a difference! We have listed best ten ways to help you maximise all the space you've got!

  • Help to buy agent assessment

    This is your ultimate guide to all you need to know about Help to Buy agent assessment.

  • Keeping updated on next steps

    You've finally submitted your mortgage application - wondering what the next steps are? Check our guide which will help you stay informed.

  • 8 things to consider when choosing your kitchen fittings

    We spend so much time in our kitchens, that's why designing your new build kitchen is a big project. Take a look at our top tips and things that you need to consider.

  • 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. Find out more about remortgaging and why and when you should consider it.

  • A guide to mortgage underwriting rules

    Banks and mortgage lenders think about lots of different factors before offering a mortgage. Check out what check are involved when trying to get a mortgage.

  • 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. Click here to find out questions you should ask them.

  • 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. Barratt explores the key differences to help you come to decision.

  • Home Insurance Guide

    Is it compulsory to have home insurance and what does it exactly cover? Here’s a guide on home insurance, which gives you all the answers.

  • What can I afford to buy?

    Click to find out what sort of things you should be taking into account when considering if you can afford to buy a house at this time, or whether you need to re-think your plans.

  • Negative equity - How to get out of it

    What is negative equity, how could it affect you, and can it really be avoided? We explore it further for you.

  • Choosing a new build kitchen

    With a new build home, you could have the kitchen that you’ve always wanted. We have listed some of the most popular kitchen types, to help you decide.

  • Interior inspiration: Tips for decorating your new build house

    New build houses provide a completely blank canvas. Here are some tips which will help you get started with decorating your house. Y

  • 9 questions to ask existing owners when buying an older home

    To help you decide whether a property is right for you, we have prepared for you a list of questions that you should ask the existing owners.

  • Your property viewing checklist to help your house search

    Buying a new property is a huge decision. To help you on viewings, we’ve created this property viewing checklist.

  • Interior inspiration: How to manage your new garden

    We have listed top tips on achieving your new, ideal garden and managing it.

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

    Here are the must-ask questions to make sure you choose the right agent, when selling your house./p>

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

    If you’re thinking about moving home, buy don’t know where you want to live, read this guide to find our 10 factors to consider, when choosing a location.

  • Interior inspiration: Decorating a big house

    If the house you’re moving to is especially big - how should you tackle the task of decorating? We've got you covered, click here to find out the answers.

  • Preparing your house for a pet

    Here's how to help your dog with the transition when moving into your new build home.

  • Giving a new home a vintage feel

    Here’s how to inject some vintage charm and retro vibes into your new build home.

  • Interior Inspiration: Decorating a small house

    Take a look at some of our top tips and ideas for decorating a small space.

  • 11 Important questions you must ask your removals company

    When you are moving house, it’s important that you choose a right removals company. Find out what you should ask them.

  • Questions to ask housebuilders before moving into a new build property

    Buying a property is an imporant and expensive purchase, make sure you read our guide before making a final decision.

  • Top tips for selling your current home

    Here are our top tips to make the process of selling your home as seamless as it can be.

  • Interior inspiration: Decorating from scratch

    To get you started, we’ve put together a few helpful pointers.

  • Interior inspiration: Bedroom ideas for couples

    Whatever bedroom you want, here are some great ideas to get you started.

  • Interior inspiration: Decorating on a budget

    Here are some of our top tips for creating maximum design impact on minimal funds.

  • Secured loans - A guide

    Here’s our guide to secured loans.

  • A step-by-step guide to the conveyancing process

    A handy conveyancing process step by step guide when you buy a house.

  • Moving house checklist - Council tax and change of address

    Here is our advice on how to deal with and update your paperwork when you are moving home.

  • 5 Tips for changing your paperwork when moving house

    Here are our five top tips for handling paperwork when moving.

  • How to change your energy suppliers when moving house.

    A handy checklist to handle everything utilities-related

  • How to change your vehicle details.

    Keep the DVLA and your insurer updated with your new address

  • How does part exchange work?

    Do you have the option of a part exchange?

  • 8 Practical tips to save for your house deposit

    Here are our top tips to save for your deposit.

  • The costs of buying a second-hand home

    We’ve compiled a list of potential house buying costs you’ll face.

  • What is an interest only mortgage?

    We focus on the pros and cons of an interest only mortgage.

  • What is a repayment mortgage?

    Here’s a rundown of the pros and cons of a repayment mortgage.

  • What is a mortgage in principle?

    Make sure the house buying experience is as hassle-free as possible.

  • Home insurance - An introduction

    Home insurance is absolutely essential for all.

  • What are the different types of survey?

    we’ve put together a useful guide so that you make the right choice.

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

    How big does your home really need to be?

  • What DIY skills do you need when moving home?

    Match your DIY skills with the type of home you choose to buy

  • Advice for visualising your new house

    Practical tips to imagine your new house

  • 5 ways to find good local schools

    Top tips for discovering the best schools close to your new home.

  • 5 ways to find the perfect area for your family

    Our top house moving tips so you can find an area to live in that everyone will love.

  • How many houses should you view before buying?

    How many houses should you view before making the commitment and actually buying?

  • How mortgages work: a beginner's guide

    An introduction to the world of mortgages.

  • Understanding different types of mortgage

    We provide good understanding of the various types of mortgage on the market.

  • How to get pet dogs through a house move

    A guide to keeping your beloved pet as happy, safe and settled as possible.

  • 6 Top tips for moving house

    Some simple ways to make the whole process as smooth and easy as possible.

  • Practical storage solutions when moving

    Simple ideas for storing your belongings when during the house move

  • The cost of buying a new home

    Don't be surprised by the house moving bill.

  • 8 Packing tips for a smooth house move

    There’s no escaping the fact that packing for a house move can be a huge challenge, especially if you don’t have a plan of action to get the job done.

  • 5 Ways to organise yourself for moving house

    By organising your belongings and getting rid of anything you don’t need, it’ll be much easier to pack, unpack, and get your new home in order as quickly as possible.

  • The documents you need to get a mortgage

    With all of the paperwork involved, applying for a mortgage can seem like it may take forever. However, it doesn’t need to be a long and stressful process.

  • Moving House: Living in areas with parks and green spaces

    Here, we outline what you should look for when buying a house and have decided that a green neighbourhood is right for you and your family.

  • The Advantages of a South-Facing House and Garden

    If you’ve been on the look-out for a new house, you’ve probably noticed that a ‘south-facing’ house or garden are often listed as a feature. But what are the advantages of being south-facing, and why should it matter to you?

  • How to find out about local schools

    If you have school-age children, one of your top priorities will be finding out more about local schools when you move house. From Ofsted reports to parent verdicts, here is our advice on how to find the best schools close to your new home.

  • City, Town or Village - Deciding Where To Live

    Should you relocate to the country for peace and quiet, or embrace the vibrancy of city life? To help with your decision, we’ve put together a list of considerations when weighing up the pros and cons of a new home in the city or the country.

  • Moving House: Which local amenities are important to you?

    When choosing a new home, local amenities matter. Whether you want to be close to a supermarket, within walking distance of a gym or near a bus route, everyone has different priorities, and it’s worth taking the time to consider what’s most important to you.

  • Which UK city is suitable for you and your family?

    Whether you’re relocating from within the UK or arriving from foreign shores, choosing a new city or town to live in calls for careful consideration.

  • Who will be involved in your house move?

    Moving house or selling your home is far from a solo effort. In fact, lots of different people are involved – from your mortgage lender to solicitors, removal firms, and family and friends. We’ve put together a quick-read list, so you can get a clearer picture of exactly who will be involved during the house buying or selling process.

  • Barratt Homes’ Garden Etiquette Guide

    Getting outside in the garden to make the most of the sun is bound to be on everyone’s agenda.

  • Simple packing tips for moving house

    To stop you feeling overwhelmed by the task ahead, here are our tried-and-tested tips for packing up to move home.

  • How to hit the ground running in your new home

    Here’s a checklist to help you settle in your new home

  • Your Moving Day Checklist

    To help you during the run-up to the big move we’ve put together a moving day checklist designed to make the whole process as easy and stress-free as possible for you and the family.

  • 7 ways to prepare yourself for your mortgage application

    Here’s our step-by-step guide to help you find the right mortgage for you

  • How to get a mortgage if you have bad credit

    Follow these seven steps, and you can increase your chances of getting approved

  • Understanding the mortgage process

    Understanding the mortgage process can help you know when you might be ready to reserve a property or make an offer.

  • Searching for a new home; hints and tips

    Follow our top hints and tips to make the experience quick, smooth and hassle-free.

  • How to speed up the search for a new home

    To help push things along, follow our simple rules to find the house that’s right for you in the shortest timeframe.

  • What features to look for when buying a house

    Here’s a rundown of the things you should be spotting on your visits.

  • New home: A couple's guide to getting what you both want

    There are lots of tricks and techniques you can use to make the best of the experience, and ultimately buy a home that you’re both totally happy with.

  • Buying your first home: Where to start?

    Here’s a quick-read timeline for buying your first home, so you know what you’re doing from start to finish.

  • 10 questions to ask when buying a home

    To help you make the most of your next house viewing, we’ve put together a list of ten questions to ask your agent, developer or seller.

  • When is the best time to buy a new house?

    Here’s our take on when is the best time to buy a house.

  • Guide to independent home surveys

    Find out why you might need a home survey when buying a home

  • 12 Tips for Moving Home with Children

    Follow these 12 tips to make your family’s move as anxiety-free as possible…

  • How to Encourage Wildlife Into Your Garden

    Follow these simple measures will help you encourage a healthy ecosystem in your garden.

  • Top things to consider when relocating home

    We've listed some of the key considerations for when you are looking to relocate home

  • What questions should you be asking as a first time buyer?

    Before worrying about how far away IKEA is, what are the key questions a first-time buyer should be asking?

  • The most up-and-coming areas

    Find out how you can spot the most up and coming areas for house prices

  • What could harm your mortgage application?

    How to make sure your mortgage application is more likely to be approved

  • When is the best time to buy a new home?

    We consider when might be the best time to buy a new property.

  • How to get the right mortgage

    Our jargon-free guide helps you understand the key things you'll need to consider.

  • The Bank of Mum & Dad

    Find out why so many first time buyers are turning to the Bank of Mum and Dad to help get a foot on the property ladder.

  • What First Time Buyers Look For

    Find out exactly what it is first time buyers look for when buying their new home.

  • Why Buy New?

    Why there are many benefits to choosing a new home over an older property.

  • First Time Buyer Mistakes

    Getting your dream home can be easier than you think, you just need to know what common first time buyer mistakes to avoid.

  • Common Misconceptions about Credit Scores

    Most common misconceptions around credit scores, and how you can help improve your score.

  • Top 10 Home Hacks

    Ten top tips that will save you both time and money.

  • Top 3 DIY Basics

    DIY jobs that even a DIY novice can tackle.

  • Making a House a Home

    Find out how you can make your house a home with these 8 tips.

  • How To Setup The Internet In Every Room

    Gone are the days of the 'computer room' - modern tech-heads expect web browsing in every room of the home. Get your entire house connected with this simple step-by-step guide.

  • Best Houseplants to Improve Air Quality

    Keeping a good level of air quality in your new home can be beneficial to ease the symptoms of a number of allergies, here's which plants will give you a helping hand.

  • Your Hassle Free Moving Guide

    Here at Barratt Homes we know how stressful it is moving into your new home, so we've created a handy guide to help your move go smoothly.

  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective Home Owners

    We have created an infographic about how you can become more effective at running your new home.