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A guide to helping your children get a foot on the property ladder

Hundreds of thousands of first time buyers are turning to the ‘bank of mum and dad’ this year to help get a foot on the property ladder – including older children who have long since cut the apron strings. One of the main reasons parents are keen to help is to improve on their child’s credit rating […]

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What does an EU ‘in’ vote mean for the UK property

The referendum will be held on June 23 but what do housing market experts think about an ‘in’ vote? The only certainty about the impact on the property market if Britain were to vote to stay in the EU on June 23 is that there would be a lot less uncertainty. People who have lain […]

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UK inflation rate stays at 0.3%

The UK’s inflation rate, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index, was unchanged in May at 0.3%, figures show. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the rate was kept low as a fall in the price of clothing offset rising transport costs. The Bank of England has an inflation target of 2%, but has […]

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Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26bn

Microsoft is buying the professional networking website LinkedIn for just over $26bn (£18bn) in cash. The software giant will pay $196 a share – a premium of almost 50% to Friday’s closing share price. The deal will help Microsoft boost sales of its business and email software. Microsoft said that LinkedIn would retain its “distinct […]

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House prices up 8.2% in past year

House prices rose in all parts of the UK over the past year – with London prices climbing 14.5%, official figures show. Prices climbed 8.2% in the year to April, taking the average UK property value to £209,054, according to the new UK House Price Index. The North East saw the lowest annual price growth […]

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Chorltonians Ladies enjoy unbeaten season

Chorltonians Ladies FC have completed a superb season in the Greater Manchester Women’s League and are looking to build on their success. The South Manchester team won the league title with a fabulous unbeaten season that comprised 13 wins and two draws and conceded just four goals, a record that will stand for a long time. Team manager Paul Caddick […]

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10 top tips to help get the best price for your

When it comes to selling your home, negotiating the right price is a task that can require experience, expertise and precision. Follow these tips to help achieve your home’s maximum selling price: Choose your agent carefully: “Not all agents are the same. They offer different reach and coverage, in different ways, with different people. Choose one […]

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Help to Buy scheme: everything you need to know

Help to Buy is a government scheme which can help you to buy a property with just a 5% deposit. Find out how the scheme works and how to qualify. – What is Help to Buy? – National differences – Help to Buy: Equity loans – Help to Buy: Mortgage guarantees – Where to go for more information What is […]

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A guide to getting your home ready for viewings

Viewings are incredibly important so we’ve put together this checklist to help you get your home ready before potential buyers walk through the door. A picture speaks a thousand words The first thing that potential buyers see when they enquire about a particular property is the ‘property details’. This is a bespoke document, produced by us. […]

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A guide to downsizing

Are you thinking about packing up your family home and finding somewhere smaller to live? Here, the NAEA offers advice to make the process a little easier Planning is key – Packing your home into boxes can be a real chore, particularly when you are moving to a smaller property, but planning well in advance can make it easier. Think […]