Why We Should All Support Love Parks Week

In this three-minute read, we look at the role parks play in keeping communities healthy and happy. Over the past year, parks have been a source of joy and solace for people across the UK, providing a welcome antidote to the pressures of pandemic life. Locally, parks have been popular and helped keep us on…

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How to Protect Yourself from Home Hijackers

In this three-minute read, we look at a devious dupe that fraudsters use to rip off homeowners. Fraudsters will go to great lengths to make a buck – and that includes trying to steal a home from under the owner’s nose. Now, this may sound far-fetched, but this type of crime – called home hijacking…

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Buy-to-Let Mortgages: What Landlords Need to Know

In this three-minute read, we compare the different types of buy-to-let mortgages. When choosing the right buy-to-let mortgage, landlords face a key decision: go with an interest-only deal or opt for a capital repayment arrangement. Both options have their pros and cons. Let’s take a closer look.  Interest-only mortgage Your payments only cover the interest…

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Why Working from Home is Losing Its Appeal in Banbury

A three-minute read looking at why some workers are opting for the office. Once upon a time, in a land before Covid-19, working from home was considered the holy grail for many. Who knew that the vision of an idyllic flexible work-life balance where you could manage the school run, a lunchtime dog walk, and…

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Is Banbury Heading Towards a House Price Crash?

Banbury house prices dropped by 0.6% last month, according to the Land Registry. This means the annual rate of house price growth in Banbury has eased to 7.1%, quite a distance from the 11.5% yearly rate experienced only a few months ago. Don’t 1et me wrong, this is still decent growth in local house prices…

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Tips for Getting a Good Mortgage Deal

In this three-minute read, we look at how Banbury homebuyers can get a good mortgage deal. For most people, a mortgage is the biggest loan they’ll take out in their lifetime so, understandably, they want to land the best deal. But with hundreds of mortgage products on the market, it’s easy for homebuyers to feel overwhelmed or…

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Maintaining Balance in Your Life in Banbury after Lockdown

This three-minute read looks at ways to ensure you don’t go from suffering with lockdown lethargy to suffering from post-pandemic pressure. Things are starting to open up again. It turns out the light at the end of the tunnel isn’t an oncoming train. It could even be some weak UK sunshine. Transitioning from lockdown to…

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Advice on Choosing a Good Removal Firm in Banbury

This three-minute read gives you a few ideas to consider when choosing your removal firm in Banbury. Getting the right people to help you move home is so important. This means your estate agent, your conveyancer, and the people that will do the physical heavy lifting. Choosing the right removal firm will make a big…

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