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Getting a Mortgage, Buyer's Tips (Part One)

Although mortgage rates are falling, the market is still difficult for first-time buyers without large deposits, those without a large amount of equity, the self-employed and people with bad credit scores. And even for those who may be 'perfect' customers from a bank's perspective, it is all too easy to be seduced by the low interest rates of promotional deals...

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Maintaining Your Tenant Relationship

Finding a good tenant is often hard work and requires time and energy. For this reason, many landlords choose to hire a professional letting agency to help them find the best tenants and this arrangement can work very well. Most lettings agencies offer a variety of services, from advertising and tenant selection through to a full management service where the...

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A Brief Guide to London's West End

The West End is the highly fashionable and desirable area of central London that sits to the west of Charing Cross.  It is known for being the world's second most expensive location for renting office space and apartments or houses in the area are also extremely exclusive for those renting or purchasing. Today, the context of the term 'West End'...

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Don't Neglect Your Garden When Selling Your Home

Are you having house viewers around this winter? Then make sure your garden looks the part. Nothing will put visitors off more than an untidy and poorly maintained garden. If they spot signs of disrepair and overgrowth, viewers are likely to worry that the rest of the house is also in need of some attention.   Some maintenance will see...

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Considering a Buy-to-Let? Stay Objective

Many thousands of potential landlords have flooded into the market over the past year as savings accounts interest rates have dropped, leaving people with fewer options to see a decent return on their money. Property has always been popular as a long-term and relatively safe investment and it continues to be highly attractive to income-seekers and those hoping for capital...

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Positioning Your House for Your Target Market

When you're looking to sell your home, it's important that you know your target market. For example, if you own a large and rambling Edwardian house close to local schools and amenities, you may well be pitching your property to families with children who are seeking a suitable home. If you have a chic commuter apartment within the city's financial...

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