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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Understanding the different types of mortgage
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Understanding the different types of mortgage

Whether you’re buying your first home or you’re familiar with the purchase process, it always helps to have a refresher on the different types of mortgage available. Over time, the...

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Calculating the cost of buying a new home
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Calculating the cost of buying a new home

If you’re buying a new home, you’ll want to know exactly how much it will cost. To give you an idea of what you will need to consider, here’s a...

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The Bank of Mum & Dad
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The Bank of Mum & Dad

It’s not uncommon for first-time buyers to struggle gathering a deposit together, especially in competitive property markets like London.  Consequently, one in four properties purchased this year will be partially...

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