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  • 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 when your move.

    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.