When thinking of buying a new property, the deposit is the biggest expenditure you are likely to have. You may have been saving for quite a while, putting savings away...
How to make your house move more eco-friendly. This week we have been seeing on the news about record temperatures in Greece, fires in Turkey and last week the UK was...
August Bank Holiday in Leeds
Everyone is really looking forward to this Bank Holiday, many people have been in self-isolation, working from home, furloughed or been separated from family and friends as a result of Covid-19.
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were introduced in 2007 to give buyers a better understanding of the energy efficiency of a property they may wish to buy. The EPC is a legal requirement if you are selling or renting a property and are valid for 10 years from date of issue.
According to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the Home Owners Alliance (HOA), you can enhance the value of your property by almost £50,000 simply by removing an internal wall to create an open plan kitchen and dining area.
If you’re thinking about buying a new home, you’ll need to budget for more than just the deposit. It’s a stressful time, saving! You work hard to put away savings each month and feel like celebrating when you have saved enough for that all important deposit. But don’t get carried away too early, as there are other costs that you need to take into account!
When you’re working out your ‘buying a house’ budget, you also need to take account of the cost of buying, your mortgage fees and moving costs – on top of your deposit. It all adds up and can easily plunge you into debt if an unexpected bill hasn’t been taken into account.
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