Running a business from your home

If you’re planning to take the leap into self-employment, you may well be about to join the growing number of people who run a small business from home. If that’s the case, there are a few practical aspects you’ll need to consider. We’ve put together a handy checklist so that nothing essential gets missed as…

Help To Buy – an overview

If you’re struggling to get on the property ladder there are a number of government schemes designed to give you a leg up. In this article, we look at the various options available to you, depending on whereabouts in the UK you reside. Help To Buy – Equity Loans Help To Buy England With this…

Our Top 4 House Buying Tips

4 things you must do BEFORE you start house hunting Buying a new home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make, so it’s worth putting the work in before you start your search, to ensure you’re properly prepared. Our list of things to do before you start house hunting will help you get…

The rise of the side hustle

It’s a well documented and often quoted fact that these days, the majority of millennials are struggling to pull together a large enough deposit to buy their first home. The increased cost of living combined with stagnant wages and job insecurity is making saving an unrealistic prospect for many young people. In order to get…

Gardens to help sell your home

Spring has finally sprung and the sun has started making more of a regular appearance. We’re seeing the first BBQs of the year and people are flocking outdoors to enjoy the good weather. In our country, we don’t tend to see a great deal of sunshine, so when the mercury does rise, we Brits embrace…

How healthy is your home?

These days, most of us are aware of the steps we need to take to keep our minds and bodies healthy. Perhaps you: Make an effort to relax and incorporate self-care into your busy routine Pay attention to your diet Limit alcohol and drink plenty of water Exercise frequently Refrain from smoking Even if you…

What is a tracker mortgage?

What is a tracker mortgage? There are thousands of mortgage products available on today’s market, and knowing which one is right for you can be a real headache. However, they generally fall into one of two camps – fixed or variable. Tracker mortgages are a kind of variable mortgage which usually tracks the Bank of…

Buying a fixer-upper

By now, we’ve all seen countless TV shows devoted to DIY, home improvements and property renovation. Whether they’re about building a grand design, transforming a French chateau or picking up a bargain to sell on, we can’t get enough of them! The TV experts often make big projects look easy, but in reality, taking on…

Our guide to life insurance

As a homeowner, do you need life insurance? No one likes to imagine what would happen to their loved ones in the event of their death. But sometimes, the unthinkable does need thinking about. If you have children, a partner or other dependents who rely on you to pay the mortgage on your property, then…