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Will house prices continue to rise rapidly?

Over the last year, house prices have continued to rise rapidly. Figures show that house prices have reached record highs, but is it a trend that will continue? Even the challenges the pandemic presented to the housing market did not…

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The best spooky films to watch this autumn

Are you ready for a night-in with a great film? With Halloween this month, putting on a spooky film, whether you want a family friendly flick or one that will mean you keep the light on at night, is a…

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7 signs of stress and how to combat them to improve your wellbeing

National Stress Awareness Day is on 3 November. Stress is something everyone experiences at different points in their lifetime, but it can harm your wellbeing and health. Recognising the signs of stress means you can take steps to reduce the…

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The home renovations that boost your property’s value

Spending money on your home can help you create a practical, beautiful space for your family. With more time spent indoors over the pandemic, it’s no surprise that home upgrades are at the top of many homeowners’ agendas. As well…

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What you need to know about the Help-to-Buy Scheme

The Help-to-Buy Equity Loan Scheme has helped thousands of aspiring homeowners step onto the property ladder since it launched in 2013. It could help you buy a home with a lower deposit and a smaller mortgage. In the year to…

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The great British obsession: Why we love to check house prices

It’s often said that British people are obsessed with owning a home and property prices. A new survey indicates that’s the case, with more than half of Brits checking how much their family and friends have paid for their homes.

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The complete guide for first-time buyers

Buying your first home can seem complicated. There’s a lot to think about and it’s a huge milestone. If you’re perplexed by the jargon or aren’t sure where to start, this guide will take you through the process and offer…

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Why your attention is your most precious resource

When you think about what your most precious resource is, you might say money or even time. Yet an author recently proposed a different resource that you may be overlooking: your attention. With so many distractions in…

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Equity release: As house prices soar, here’s what you need to consider first

House prices have soared. Your home could be one of your largest assets, but the wealth is largely inaccessible. With prices rising, it’s not surprising that some retirees are planning to use their homes to fund retirement through equity release.

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First-time buyers, here’s what lenders look at when assessing your mortgage application

When you submit your mortgage application, it can be a nerve-wracking experience. Being rejected by a lender could mean you lose the house you’ve put an offer on. Understanding what banks and other lenders are looking out for can give…

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Financial education: 3 fun Scout activities to try at home with your children

With a history going back over a century, the Scouts Association has been helping children across the UK develop life skills. The badges youngsters earn are commonly associated with getting outdoors but they cover a huge range of areas. The…

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10 fantastic books to read with children this Read a Book Day

Read a Book Day on 6 September offers the perfect opportunity to curl up with a book and escape, whether with a comforting favourite or a new adventure. It’s also a great time to share a book with your child…

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