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As energy prices rise, here’s how you can assess your home’s energy efficiency

In the last year, energy prices have soared. As a result, you may be thinking about how you can reduce your usage or improve how efficient your home is. The conflict in Ukraine has had a knock-on effect on energy…

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7 incredible places film buffs should visit across the UK

When you think about where big budget movies are made, Hollywood probably comes to mind first. However, the film industry in the UK has been growing at a rapid pace. So, if you want to visit some of the locations…

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Equity release: Here’s why the right to make repayments could cut the cost of borrowing

Equity release can help boost your finances later in life. The way that interest is rolled up often means that people ended up with high levels of debt, but the new right to repayment could change that. Equity release allows…

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10 useful tips for getting your home ready to put on the property market

Are you planning to sell your home soon? A few small changes to your home and a bit of planning can make it far more attractive to potential buyers without having to invest a lot of money. While the average…

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National Trust locations offering fantastic activities during the summer holidays

With the summer holidays drawing closer, you might be searching for exciting activities to keep your children or grandchildren entertained while they’re off school. National Trust properties across the country are hosting fun activities and events for you to enjoy…

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7 unique festivals and events taking place in the UK this summer

With summer here, there are plenty of festivals and outdoor events to look forward to. As well as the usual music festivals that have an exciting line-up of artists, from Glastonbury to Download, there are others up and down the…

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8 useful questions to ask when you’re viewing a property

When you’re viewing a property, there’s a lot to take in. You may be trying to weigh up if it’s worth the asking price, if it’s the right size for your family, and keeping an eye out for signs of…

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7 clever ways you can make the most of your spare bedroom

Do you have a spare bedroom that’s not getting much use? Changing the function of the room can help you make the most of the floor space you have and mean you can enjoy your home more. According to…

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Garden Wildlife Week: 8 practical tips for encouraging nature to flourish in your garden

From goldfinches to hedgehogs, you can spot a lot of British wildlife without having to leave your home if you create a haven in your garden. If you want to create a place where nature can flourish, a few simple…

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Summer’s almost here, so read about why the warmer months can boost your mood

Whether you’re at home or on holiday, the sun shining can boost your mood. As the summer months draw near, if you feel like a weight has been lifted from your shoulders and you notice that you’re more cheerful, there…

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7 important things you may overlook when you’re moving home

It’s often said that moving house is one of the most stressful experiences. So, it’s natural that some of the tasks you should tick off slip your mind. According to a study covered in Metro, more than…

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3 useful mortgages you can use to help your child get on the property ladder without gifting a deposit

The Bank of Mum and Dad has become an integral part of the property market. Many first-time buyers would struggle to secure a home without the help of their parents and other family members. However, support doesn’t have to mean…

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