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26 Jun
Buy your own village in the Scottish Highlands
Buy your own village in the Scottish Highlands

You know that glorious feeling when you get the whole house to yourself? Well, how about an entire village? If you’ve ever lived in Edinburgh during the Fringe, you’ve probably felt the urge to go somewhere…uninhabited. Well, here’s your chance! This adorably tiny village on the Isle of Skye has just gone up for grabs according to the Independent, for the low...

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19 Jun
11 things I wish I’d known before buying my first home
11 things I wish I’d known before buying my first home

Buying a home can be a frustrating, emotional, but ultimately exhilarating experience. When it’s your first home however, you don’t have the benefit of experience behind you, so it’s easy to feel like you’re on the back foot. We know the feeling! With thousands of happy clients behind us, we’ve gathered eleven of the most common things buyers wish they’d kno...

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02 May
UK house prices fall again as buyers feel Brexit pinch
UK house prices fall again as buyers feel Brexit pinch

April saw UK house prices fall for the second consecutive month, according to data provided by Nationwide. This is the first time in almost five years that prices have fallen in two consecutive months, possibly indicating a time of economic uncertainty with weak salary growth and rising inflation. Growing concerns over the full impact of Brexit could see these numbers c...

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24 Apr
Three biggest mistakes by first time buyers
Three biggest mistakes by first time buyers

Dreaming about a new home? You’ll want to avoid the common errors most buyers make when they first hit the market. Buying a new home is an important decision which involves a significant financial commitment, and the preparations you make now can help protect you from making costly mistakes later. Here are three things to avoid: 1. Buying without expert advice The rise...

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22 Feb
Taking the plunge – are you ready for your first mortgage?
Taking the plunge – are you ready for your first mortgage?

There are some decisions in life you need to make in the moment and then see how they play out. The decision regarding your first mortgage is no way that type of decision. You need to evaluate your situation, weigh the pros and cons, and decide based on logic - not on emotion, and NOT on what everyone else is doing. Applying for a mortgage because your parents drilled i...

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