5 Things That Can Devalue A Home

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When you’re going through the process of getting a mortgage and buying a property, selling it is probably the last thing on your mind. That said, it’s sensible to think about factors – even if you’re happy to overlook or not think twice about them – that may affect resale value down the line. 

These...

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The Rise (And Fall?) Of “Fast Food Mortgages”

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For most of us, getting a mortgage is one of the biggest decisions we’ll ever face. Before securing my own I spent hours doing preliminary research and met with a broker on several occasions. True, my self-employed status made the process a little trickier than most, but I still don’t think my path was all...

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Part 2: 10 Ways To Add Value To Your Home

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In the first half of this post, we looked at big (and costly) changes to add value to your home. But it may be that you just don’t have the bandwidth, or the spare cash, to take on jobs like these. Don’t fear; we’d never leave you high and dry. This time we’re looking at...

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Part 1: 10 Ways To Add Value To Your Home

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Whether you’re looking to sell your home, hoping to raise the rents on your buy-to-let property or just add to your home equity for down the line, there are all sorts of things you can do to add value to your home. One of the difficult things about trying to raise the value of your...

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Treating Buy-To-Let Like A Business

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Last week I mentioned some soft landlords I know (I’m still not naming any names!) and how they rush to the aid of tenants whenever there’s a minor issue with the property. Being an attentive landlord is one thing, but it’s possible to go too far. The landlords I’m thinking of as I write this...

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How To Be A Good Landlord

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Well, surely that’s an easy one. Don’t charge much rent and stay out of the way, right? Actually, there’s a little more to being a good landlord than that. And much of it involves walking a very fine line between being too eager and not doing enough. And here you thought this landlord lark was...

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