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5 excellent places to spot wildlife in the UK

If you’re a fan of wildlife, you don’t have to travel as far as you might think when planning a wildlife spotting trip. The UK has an abundance of landscapes to explore that are home to an incredible array of…

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10 steps that can help you secure a mortgage for your dream home

If you’re unhappy with your current home, you’re not alone. Millions of homeowners say their property isn’t right for them and money is holding some back when it comes to finding their dream home. According to a…

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What does the end of the Stamp Duty holiday mean for the property market?

In a bid to keep the property market moving, chancellor Rishi Sunak introduced a Stamp Duty holiday a year ago. It led to property prices soaring but, as the holiday comes to an end, what does it mean for the…

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10 blockbuster films that are coming to the cinema this year

Cinemas are now starting to reopen after months of closure. If you’re a film fan, many cinemas are showing classic films to enjoy but new blockbusters are coming to the big screen too. Some of the most anticipated releases of…

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10 of the best UK beaches to relax on this summer

You don’t have to go abroad to find beautiful scenery. If you want to relax on a beach, heading to Spain or further afield is likely to come to mind first, but the UK is home to some incredible beaches…

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Could you pay your mortgage following a financial shock?

When you take out a mortgage, banks will assess the affordability to ensure you can continue to meet repayments. However, it’s impossible to know what’s around the corner. If a financial shock affected your income, would you be able to…

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4 things parents can do to help children secure a mortgage and financial security

The route to homeownership is filled with challenges and securing a mortgage is becoming increasingly difficult for aspiring first-time buyers. As a parent, you may want to provide support and there are several different options to consider. House prices have…

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House prices reach a record high, but will it continue and should first-time buyers wait?

Despite the challenges of the last year, house prices have continued to climb. Now at a record high, should first-time buyers wait with the expectation that prices will fall? Read on to find out what’s happening in the property market.

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Glamping: How to give your camping trip a luxury twist

If you’re planning to camp this summer, it doesn’t have to mean giving up your luxuries. Gone are the days when staying in a tent meant roughing it. Today, there are plenty of ways to bring home comforts, or even…

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The summer gardening trends that could liven up your outdoor spaces

As a nation, we’ve embraced gardening over the last year. With social distancing in place, we’ve fallen in love with our outdoor spaces, whether to entertain or relax in. According to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), three…

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Why first-time buyers should make use of their Help to Buy and Lifetime ISAs

As the deadline for opening a Help to Buy ISA drew near, aspiring homeowners rushed to open one. Yet, thousands of accounts have nothing in them, and you could be missing out on valuable government bonuses. For savers that don’t…

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A third of homes for sale are attracting multiple offers: 5 tips for winning a bidding war

Demand for property is outstripping supply, placing more potential homebuyers in a bidding war. If you’re looking to move and are facing competition, there are some things you can do to boost your chances of success. More than a third…

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