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May 21st 2022

What Is Indemnity Insurance?

Buying a home is undeniably one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make in your life, and it’s not entirely without risks. To mitigate the risks inherent in the home buying process, insurance companies offer property indemnity insurance.  But what exactly ...

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April 21st 2022

The Ultimate Guide to House Deposits

Looking to buy a house? You'll need to put some money down upfront. It doesn't matter whether you're a first-time buyer, a previous homeowner, or a seasoned buyer—if you're buying a home using a mortgage, you'll probably need to put down ...

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March 21st 2022

How Does a Buy-to-Let Mortgage Work?

When purchasing a buy-to-let property, you won’t be able to finance the purchase with a conventional mortgage. Instead, you’ll need to secure a buy-to-let mortgage. The good news is that plenty of lenders in the UK offer this kind of mortgage ...

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February 21st 2022

What are Conveyancing Searches?

  Conveyancing searches (often known as property searches) are carried out by a licensed conveyancer or property solicitor as part of the home buying process.  These searches provide information about the property you intend to buy and the areas surrounding the property. ...

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December 22nd 2021

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

We would like to wish you a merry Christmas and all the best for the new year! There are some slight changes to our opening hours over the festive period – the information below applies to all three of our branches ...

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October 29th 2021

5 Ways to Make Your New House Feel Like Home

  If you’ve just moved into a new property, congratulations! Whether you’re living in a rented property or have recently bought your first house, we’ve got just the trick to help make your new space feel that little bit more homely.    1. Get ...

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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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May 26th 2021

How to Increase Your Property’s Kerb Appeal

You might be wondering, what exactly is kerb appeal?  Ultimately, kerb appeal is the desirability of your home’s exterior. And if first impressions are anything to go by, it can really count for a lot when potential buyers come round to ...

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