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Can you afford an interest rate rise?

Are you worried about an interest rate rise? Over half of borrowers would struggle with a 1% rise in the next year and  so the Money Advice Service tells us how to avoid potential pitfalls We’ve had six years of a base interest rate of 0.5%, meaning lower mortgage repayments for many homeowners. If you’ve bought your first […]

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A guide to Right to Buy

If you are a council house tenant, you might be able to buy your home for less than its market rate. Here’s information on the Right to Buy scheme and how to apply for it from the Money Advice Service If you are a council house or housing association tenant, you might be able to […]

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Looking to move to a new area?

The OnTheMarket.com guides offer information about the property market, places to go and recommended days out for families Whether you are looking for the latest information about the property market in an area, or want to discover what there is to do on a night out, the OnTheMarket.com guides are filled with facts and tips […]

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Can overpaying your mortgage save you money?

Have you made a resolution to tackle your mortgage in 2016? Do you have any disposable income that could be offset against your mortgage? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, you may be considering overpaying your mortgage. But is it the right decision for your circumstances? Here, the Money Advice Service sets […]

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10 top tips for finding a home to buy

Finding a home, whether as a first time buyer or a seasoned mover, can be as exciting and inspiring as it can be stressful and tiring. This top tip guide from OnTheMarket.com will help to ensure that the process of buying a house is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. 1. Finance comes first Before […]

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John Lewis backs smart homes

John Lewis is to open on Thursday 7th April 2016 the biggest retail space in Britian dedicated to internet-enabled home appliances.  The department store chain said an 81% increase in sales of “smart home” gadgets had inspired it to set aside, 1,000 sq ft in its flagship store on London’s Oxford Street for “internet of […]

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Landlords’ stamp duty bill blow

Higher rates of stamp duty for second homes and buy-to-lets came into effect on Friday. Anyone buying an “additional” property must pay three precentage points more than the standard level, so the bill for a £200,000 second home jumped from £1,500 to £7,500. Announcing the move, the chancellor said: “People buying a home to let […]

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Creeping up: Is OnTheMarket now on target?

There now look to be 6,069 branches with membership of OnTheMarket – 29 more than last month. The monthly calculation is by one of our members, “smile please”,  and appears on the ARENA section of our site. OTM has not released figures for some time. However, OTM is focusing on a figure of 7,500 branches, […]

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Be first to see new and exclusive properties

Many agents advertising at OnTheMarket.com are launching their new-to-market properties exclusively here first.* Find out how to be first to see these homes. Thousands of estate and letting agents have moved their properties from other websites to advertise at OnTheMarket.com and many are choosing to launch their new-to-market properties exclusively here first: 24 hours or […]

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What does an energy diagram illustrate?

What does an energy diagram illustrate? Posted by OnTheMarket.com March 21, 2016 5:00 am OnTheMarket.com explains Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) and offers tips to save money on fuel bills What does an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) look like? It’s a little coloured chart which shows how well the property is rated in terms of energy […]