Low-deposit mortgages return Posted On 21 January 2021

  A four-fold rise in mortgage products for homeowners with a 10% deposit   Since last summer there has been a four-fold increase in low-deposit mortgage products available. The low-deposit mortgage products, which offer deposits as low as 10%, will offer some relief to first-time buyers.   Last September there were only 44 mortgage products …

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New Bedroom DIY and Decorating Ideas Posted On 20 January 2021

Is your bedroom due an upgrade? Check out the hot, new trends for 2021   It’s the New Year, which means new beginnings. Now is the perfect time for a change of scenery within your own four walls. So if you fancy giving your bedroom a makeover, but are stuck on ideas, here are a …

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Three ways to keep positive during lockdown 3.0 Posted On 19 January 2021

Lockdown 3.0 is proving tougher than the previous two for many, so we have some ideas to keep your spirit’s lifted   There is no denying it, lockdown 3.0 is tough. Families up and down the country are struggling with finances, boredom, loss of ambition and their mental health. Unlike last year, this lockdown has …

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House of Commons to debate extension of Stamp Duty Holiday Posted On 18 January 2021

  Big week ahead for home buyers as the Chancellor considers a Stamp duty holiday extension   A petition to extend the Stamp Duty Holiday for an additional six months has reached over 110,000 signatures, and the House of Commons has now confirmed that there will be a debate on the issue.   The Chancellor …

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The hottest new books to look out for this year! Posted On 15 January 2021

2021 promises to be a literary gold mine. Here we take a look at the books have got us excited this year…   2020 brought us some fantastic books. Whether it was a non-fiction autobiography such as Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, or the prequel to the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins or something more political …

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Our top home styling accessories for 2021 Posted On 15 January 2021

It’s a new year – time to give your home a whole new look? If you’re selling your home, or planning to, our top home styling accessories for 2021 may help you make the right decisions to give your home a mini-makeover without breaking the bank. And, now that the majority of us are ‘locked …

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National newspaper launches campaign to extend the Stamp Duty Holiday Posted On 14 January 2021

  Prime Minister’s old workplace launches the campaign called, ‘Stamp out the Duty,’ today.   The Daily Telegraph, the old workplace of Boris Johnson and considered a strong influence on the current government, is ‘calling on the Treasury to avoid penalising thousands of homebuyers at a time when mortgage lenders are already demanding vast deposits …

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Don’t just sit there, DO SOMETHING! Posted On 13 January 2021

It’s a new year and time to try something new. But just how daring will you be? Bucket lists have an air of morbid finality, a list of ‘must-do’ ambitions before that date with destiny. However, a schedule of mind-expanding, physically demanding experiences might be the ideal psychological boost required as we try to shake …

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Dress yourself happy Posted On 12 January 2021

Stuck at home all day looking at the grey sky at your window? Dress your way to happiness this month and lighten your mood.   Lockdown is tough. Especially this one which has fallen in the middle of winter. That hour of exercise doesn’t look so appealing when the rain is falling and the wind …

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‘Business as usual’ as market faces up to new lockdown Posted On 11 January 2021

Experts say it would have been a disaster if Government had mothballed ‘cornerstone of the economy’ Mortgage market experts last week declared “it’s business as usual” despite the third national lockdown, with one insisting many would be grateful the Government had sidestepped “placing the property market back into a pandemic-induced cryogenic deep freeze”. Insiders pointed …

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Chancellor urged to extend Stamp Duty holiday Posted On 08 January 2021

New lockdown adds to existing problems processing applications, industry experts insist   Property industry experts are urging the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to extend the Stamp Duty deadline and prevent anxious homebuyers from “being thrown off a cliff edge”. In the first national lockdown last year, the Chancellor announced a holiday from the tax to keep …

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Clap for carers is back but with a different name Posted On 07 January 2021

During the first 10 weeks of the pandemic, the nation saluted the NHS and carers with a clap every Thursday, this week it returns…   The weekly applause for front-line NHS staff and other key workers last year was one of the most endearing and emotional scenes at 8pm every Thursday. Originally a one-off on …

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