money

Avoiding the hidden costs of moving

You’ve been granted the mortgage in principle and you’ve found the perfect home. But before you start shopping for the perfect curtains or crockery set, it’s time to find out exactly how much a new home costs. Have a browse of our handy checklist to avoid any nasty financial surprises along the way. The Deposit […]



Brexit and the property market

The EU referendum ended in Britain leaving the European Union- now known as Brexit. Although many seemed outraged by the result, months on we are now able to analyse how the result has effected the property market. How has Brexit effected the property market? Despite all the worry and controversy surrounding Brexit, new research has […]


Everything you need to know about the Starter Homes Initiative

Buying your first home can be a daunting experience, especially when it comes to the financial side of things. Exactly what support is out there for a first time buyer? Which scheme or initiative is right for you? It can all be a little overwhelming! Well, the government has recently announced a new Starter Homes […]


Dealing with home insurance as a first time buyer

  You’ve secured the mortgage, paid the fees, and you have chosen your dream first home, but the work isn’t over once you move in. After the challenging experience of first time buying, insurance can often take a back seat. Here’s some helpful guidance on choosing home insurance and how it will protect your new […]


How to make yourself more attractive to lenders

Getting your first mortgage is an exciting yet daunting journey; many people discover that the road to home ownership is more like climbing a mountain than taking a gentle stroll. With obstacles such as large deposits and rising house prices (to name but a few), we’ve compiled some handy advice on how to make yourself, […]


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What can first time buyers expect to get for their money?

  It’s no secret that getting on the first rung of the property ladder can be an extremely difficult task, with many first time buyers struggling to meet the high costs involved with purchasing their first home. According to Rightmove first time buyers can now expect to pay an average of £169,414 to get their […]


Top tips for a house buying novice

We all know the expense of buying your first home, and now more than ever it’s publicised just how much of a struggle it can be to take that first step on the house buying ladder. Whilst saving for a deposit and taking out a mortgage will be the main money worry you associate with […]


An easy breakdown of the home buying process

The house buying process can be a complicated and hugely time consuming process. If you’re juggling it with your full time jobs and family commitments, it’s not hard to see why people begin to feel the stress. Whilst we can’t lighten the workload for you, we can give you a helping hand when it comes […]


Money tips for beginners

If you’re taking the first steps in the home buying process, finance is one area in which you’ll be needing some guidance. When it comes to money management, we’re no experts – that’s what your bank or financial advisor is for; however what we are capable of doing is pointing you in the right direction […]