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May 12, 2017

Rental accommodation scams

When looking for a property to rent, either as your home or when you go on holiday, the last thing you want is to become a victim of a scam...

May 10, 2017

Building Energy Rating

A Building Energy Rating (BER) certificate is required if you are advertising a home for sale or rent, or before a new home is occupied for the first time.  It shows how...

April 27, 2017

Trading up or trading down

Take a look at our information for if you are trading up or trading down....

April 27, 2017

Switching from a subprime mortgage

If you have a subprime mortgage you are probably paying a higher rate of interest than you would with most other lenders. If your mortgage is 80% or less than...

April 26, 2017

Paying extra off your mortgage

If you have a variable-rate mortgage, you can reduce your mortgage (without any penalties) in a couple of ways. However, if you have a fixed rate mortgage, you may be...

April 26, 2017

Extending the term of your mortgage

If you are experiencing difficulties making your mortgage repayments, your lender may be willing to extend the term of your mortgage. This would reduce the amount you pay back every...

April 26, 2017

Mortgage payment breaks

Some lenders may agree to a payment break at times when you need extra cash, such as if you have suffered an unexpected drop in income or you are in...

April 26, 2017

Mortgage interest relief

You are entitled to claim tax relief on the interest you pay on your home mortgage over a given tax year, provided you took out your mortgage prior to December...

April 26, 2017

Rental accommodation scams

When looking for a property to rent, either as your home or when you go on holiday, the last thing you want is to become a victim of a scam...

April 26, 2017

Mortgage fees and charges

Aside from your mortgage, there are a number of other costs involved in buying a home. But you can avoid or reduce them, if you are prepared to shop around....

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