Buying property guides

Expert advice and information to help you buy the right home for the next stage of your life.

    Why buying a new-build could save you money

    From warranties to cheaper bills, how new homes are good for your bank balance long-term.

    From warranties to cheaper bills, how new homes are good for your bank balance long-term....

    What bills will I have when I own a house?

    Sadly, the bills must be paid to keep a home running smoothly. Warm cosy nights in front of the TV don't come for free when you're a homeowner.

    Sadly, the bills must be paid to keep a home running smoothly. Warm cosy nights in front o...

    Home insurance guide

    Finding the best insurance policy to protect your home and its contents might just turn out to be one of the best things you ever did.

    Finding the best insurance policy to protect your home and its contents might just turn ou...

    What can you do to avoid being gazumped?

    Gazumping is when your accepted offer is trumped by another buyer. But there are ways you can minimise the risks. Here's how.

    Gazumping is when your accepted offer is trumped by another buyer. But there are ways you ...

    Buying a new-build home? Here's everything you need to know

    Our comprehensive guide to snapping up a new-build property, from Help to Buy to shared ownership.

    Our comprehensive guide to snapping up a new-build property, from Help to Buy to shared ow...

    New-build homes versus older homes

    Unsure whether to go for a new-build or a period property? Here are the advantages of brand new and existing homes.

    Unsure whether to go for a new-build or a period property? Here are the advantages of bran...

    How to get a mortgage when you’re retired

    With Brits living and working longer than ever, more of us want to take out mortgages later in life. 

    With Brits living and working longer than ever, more of us want to take out mortgages late...

    Should I buy a fixer-upper or a home that is already renovated?

    Here’s what you need to know before taking on a big renovation project. We weigh up what makes it worth it, and the hassle you might save if you fork out more for a finished home.

    Here’s what you need to know before taking on a big renovation project. We weigh up what m...

    What to do if your house gets down valued by the bank

    You've found your dream home and you're willing to pay the full asking price. But the bank says your potential new pad isn't worth the price tag. Here's what to do.

    You've found your dream home and you're willing to pay the full asking price. But the bank...

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