HOME MOVING ARTICLES AND VIDEOS
Planning Permission – do you need it?
If you're thinking about changing your home and extending, knowing if you need planning permission is a great place to start – our simple guide takes you through the basics. It might help get the ball rolling and you can turn a dream into reality.
Looking to extend your home?
Putting your own stamp on your home is a fantastic feeling – and some changes can even help increase the value (win-win). The trouble is knowing where to start – our guide takes you through some of the questions including how much it might cost, how long it might take and how to get started – good luck…
Living with lockdown
It's nice when we take the time to update something at home. It doesn't matter if it's a good clean out, a quick lick of paint or something a little grander. When you've finished the sense of achievement gives a warm glow. Here's our guide to getting started.
5 ways to get the best out of your builder
If you are about to embark on a building project it's important that you choose the right builder. Here are some tips to get the best out of your builder.
Giving your home more kerb appeal
Whether you’ve just moved into your new home, want to spruce up your long term place, or are thinking of putting your house on the market and moving on, our 7 suggestions are the perfect way to bring style and kerb appeal.
Bring sustainability into your day-to-day life
Sustainability is something we are all responsible for and something we all benefit from. Not only in the long run, by ensuring that we have a healthy, thriving planet, but also by saving ourselves money.
Could you skip a starter home
Skipping a rung of the property ladder could help save you cash. Halifax have a few questions to help you decide if a starter home is the best move for you.
What's an interest only mortgage?
What is an interest only mortgage? An interest only mortgage is a mortgage where your monthly payments only pay off the mortgage interest, not the amount you borrowed itself.
6 things to consider before buying a renovation property
Taking on a property that needs a lot of work doing to it can be a shrewd investment – as long as you weigh up the pros and cons first.
What's an agreement in principle?
What's a mortgage agreement in principle? An agreement in principle helps you find out whether you can get a mortgage. It is when lenders give you an idea of what they can lend you based on your circumstances.
What's a repayment mortgage?
What's a repayment mortgage? A repayment mortgage is simple, it means you pay off what you borrowed, as well as the interest. So with every monthly payment your mortgage gets smaller and should be cleared by the end of the term.
What effect does the base rate have on mortgages?
What's the base rate? The base rate is set by the Back of England as a guide for lending. Banks can set their own interest rates for loans and mortgages by adding to the base rate
What is leasehold?
What is leasehold? With a leasehold you lease your property and the land it is built on. Most leases come with an annual charge called ground rent that is paid to the owner of the land.