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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 Opening hours

May 20, 2022

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 Opening hours

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 Opening hours Here at Simon Blyth we’re excited to be joining in celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen in her historic reign in the run...

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What credit score do I need for a mortgage?

May 10, 2022

What credit score do I need for a mortgage?

Your credit score is a calculation of how risky you are to lend to. The higher your score, the better your chances of getting a mortgage. Many borrowers ask what...

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How do I choose a new area to live in?

March 19, 2022

How do I choose a new area to live in?

As the average price of a UK property hits £274,000, first-time buyers, those looking to get a bigger house and investors are searching further afield for their forever homes. Homebuyers...

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How Do School Catchment Areas Work?

February 4, 2022

How Do School Catchment Areas Work?

If you’ve got a family (or are planning one), school catchment areas are an important factor in the house buying decision process. Having an outstanding primary school or secondary school...

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Our Complete Guide to Buying a New Build House

November 1, 2021

Our Complete Guide to Buying a New Build House

Are you looking to buy a new build? You’re not alone. Almost 250,000 new build homes were built in 2019-20, and the market shows no signs of slowing down. In...

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How Do Mortgage Interest Rates Work?

October 6, 2021

How Do Mortgage Interest Rates Work?

The mortgage interest rate is, put simply, the cost of accessing the cash you need to buy a home. The higher the interest rate, the more it’ll cost to borrow...

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A Simple Guide to Property Valuations

September 6, 2021

A Simple Guide to Property Valuations

Do you know what your property could sell for on the open market? If the answer is no, you need a property valuation. A professional property valuation provides you with...

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What Is the Difference Between a Leasehold and Freehold Property?

August 5, 2021

What Is the Difference Between a Leasehold and Freehold Property?

Freehold and leasehold are two terms you’ll see a lot when searching for a property, but do you know what the difference is? This article explains the difference between a...

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Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a House

July 1, 2021

Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a House

Buying a property is a huge commitment that can prove a challenge for even the most hardened house buyer. Problems with finance, mountains of forms, deadlines and difficult decisions should...

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Our Guide to Selling a Property At Auction

June 9, 2021

Our Guide to Selling a Property At Auction

Selling a house at auction is increasingly popular. The property is exposed to the market, with the highest bidder taking the prize, and the seller receiving the hammer price (minus...

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