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September 24th 2021

How to Secure a Mortgage as a First Time Buyer

Looking to get on the property ladder and attain your first ever mortgage?  Make sure you’ve completed this checklist before applying to increase your chances of success.   1. Address Any Debt Essentially, the less debt you have, the more you can borrow. Mortgage ...

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August 24th 2021

Home Renovations – Your Questions Answered

Thinking of moving? Renovating your home prior to selling could be a fantastic investment opportunity. Of course, there’s lots to consider. You might be wondering, what type of renovation will lead to the biggest return on investment? How much money should ...

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June 09th 2021

A Guide to Becoming a Landlord

Find out the pros and cons of becoming a landlord in the UK, and how Abode can help if you do decide to start renting out properties.

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November 15th 2019

5 Ways to Keep Your House Warm During Winter

Winter is officially here, and it’s a chilly one! With that in mind, we’ve come up with some cost-effective ideas that will help keep your house, apartment or bungalow warm and toasty during the cold season.   1. Draught-proof your windows This is ...

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August 21st 2019

Lifetime ISA (LISA) – A Simple Guide

  Earlier this year, we discussed the ins and outs of Help to Buy ISAs. If you’re saving to buy a property for the first time, a Lifetime ISA is another option you should consider. We’re going to provide an overview of ...

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August 06th 2019

Pros and Cons of Existing Properties

In the second of a two-part article about new builds and old homes, we are assessing the pros and cons of existing/old properties. Take a look at our previous post which looked at the pros and cons of new build ...

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July 25th 2019

Pros and Cons of New Build Homes

In the first of a two-part article about new and existing properties, we are assessing the pros and cons of new build homes. Purchasing a property is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make, so we’ll help you decide whether a new build is a good option for you.

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May 08th 2019

Is It Time to Downsize Your Home?

There are a number of reasons why you might consider downsizing your property. Whether it’s because your children have moved out, you’re approaching retirement or you’d simply like to release equity, we’re going to look at the pros and cons of moving to a smaller home.

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April 30th 2019

How to Prepare Your House for a Viewing

Your home is for sale… you might be experiencing feelings of excitement, anticipation and probably a few nerves! To help get your home ready in time for your first viewing, we’ve created a checklist to get it in tip-top condition.

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April 04th 2019

Help to Buy ISA: A Simple Guide

With the government’s Help to Buy ISA scheme set to close on 30th November 2019, many prospective first-time buyers are scrambling to open an account before it’s too late. But what exactly is the scheme, and how does it work?

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