Help to Buy London map
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Help to Buy London map

If you’re thinking of buying a new home in London, the Help to Buy scheme could save you money. We explain how the scheme works and the eligible Help to...

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How to save for a home in London
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How to save for a home in London

Living in London and saving for a new home can seem a little daunting, but making small changes can go a long way. You don't have to sell all of...

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Understand the legal fees that come with buying a home
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Understand the legal fees that come with buying a home

There are many elements that go into buying a new home, from applying for a mortgage to picking the right location. Knowing what comes at each stage will help keep...

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9 deposit saving tips for buying your first London property
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9 deposit saving tips for buying your first London property

As a first-time buyer, a few things will no doubt be occupying your mind. Chief among them will be your deposit, and how you’re going to get the cash together...

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How to budget once you've moved in
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How to budget once you've moved in

Buying your first home is all about saving. You’ve looked at online mortgage calculators and done your sums. You finally have that all-important deposit in place and can afford all...

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First time buyers - new home expenses you need to budget for
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First time buyers - new home expenses you need to budget for

There’ll be a variety of monthly costs you’ll need to budget for as soon as you move into your new home, with the biggest being the mortgage. You’ll know from...

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How London Help to Buy could help to buy your new home
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How London Help to Buy could help to buy your new home

The London Help to Buy Equity Loan could be a practical solution to help you buy your new home in the capital. It’s a government-backed scheme which lends you an extra sum...

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How to get a help to buy ISA
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How to get a help to buy ISA

It is a first-time buyer’s dream come true. The government will give you a lump sum when you buy your first home. It’s called the Help to Buy ISA and...

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A guide to couple's finances and why you need a cohabitation agreement
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A guide to couple's finances and why you need a cohabitation agreement

Buying your first home together means dreaming of happy times ahead. But it’s also the time to be serious. What would happen to that home and everything you own, should...

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Stamp Duty explained
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Stamp Duty explained

If you’re buying a new home, you’ll have heard of Stamp Duty. But what is it exactly, and will you need to pay it? What is Stamp Duty? Stamp Duty...

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