Mortgages

Read our guides to the financial side of key stages that may happen to you in the future. More information is available in our Help & FAQs section

  • Everything That First Time Buyers Need to Know About Stamp Duty

    Everything That First Time Buyers Need to Know About Stamp Duty

    If you are buying your first home in the UK, and the purchase price that you agree with the seller exceeds £125,000, you will be required to pay a cost known as ‘stamp duty’.

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  • How Do You Make an Offer on a House?

    How Do You Make an Offer on a House?

    Whether you’re a first time buyer or moving home again, putting in an offer for a house you’ve fallen in love with can be a really exciting, but often a nerve-racking time. Chances are that you won’t be the only hopeful buyers, so you need to act fast – but how do you put in an offer, and how much should you offer for the best chance of being accepted?

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  • What is a Home Buyers Survey, and How Much Does it Cost?

    What is a Home Buyers Survey, and How Much Does it Cost?

    Buying a home is one of the most exciting investments that you’ll ever make, but even when you’ve fallen in love with a property, it’s natural to wonder whether you’re making the right choice. This is where paying for a home buyers survey can be really helpful – their purpose is to help you make a confident and informed decision, as you’ll receive expert information on the condition of the property you want, before it’s legally yours.

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  • Is Buying a New Build Home Right for You?

    Is Buying a New Build Home Right for You?

    There are many reasons why you could be considering buying a new build house – it could be that you’re a first-time buyer planning to take advantage of the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, you’re expanding your family, or you just love the idea of living in a home that’s completely brand new!

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  • Exchange and Completion: What These Mean When Buying a Home

    Exchange and Completion: What These Mean When Buying a Home

    If you are buying a home for the very first time, chances are that you keep hearing lots of terms and phrases that you may not have come across before. To clarify what many of these mean for you, we put together our really thorough guide to the house buying process, which clearly explains what typically happens at each stage of the first time buyer journey.

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  • Estate Agent Fees and What They Cover

    Estate Agent Fees and What They Cover

    Once you’ve taken the decision to sell your home, you need to start thinking about how you’re going to sell your property. When moving home, many sellers still opt to sell through a traditional estate agent – it’s a familiar method and the estate agent does a lot of the administration and hard work for you.

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