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The autumn budget: What does it mean for home ownership?

"Every Autumn, the Government sets out their budget for the coming year. This year’s Budget builds on last year’s commitments to build more homes and assist first-time buyers. We look into what this really means for home ownership in the UK."

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Millennials forced to delay relationships, marriage, and kids to get on the property ladder

"Millennials, aged 18-34, are having to make sacrifices unheard of in previous generations to get onto the property ladder, according to our latest study."

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We invited industry leaders to discuss housing with the housing minister

"This weekend we invited the UK’s most influential housing figures to discuss some of the biggest challenges affecting home ownership in the UK. Here's what happened..."

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The SVR trap: Home owners stung with £2,500 a year in extra interest charges for failing to switch

"Our study of 16 UK mortgage lenders shows that home owners are being charged £222 extra a month for lapsing onto a lender’s Standard Variable Rate."

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Creating the perfect home office

"More people are working from home than ever before, as our career and lifestyle habits continue to change year-by-year. We spoke to four people about how they created their perfect home office."

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Quick tips to keep your home cool during a heatwave

"The UK’s currently in the grips of a heatwave and many over-heated home owners will be rushing out in their droves to buy electric fans. But what else can you do to keep your home cool in the heat?"

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How to baby-proof your home and keep your little adventurer safe

"Is your child starting to walk around and explore its new home? Then you’ll need to start thinking about providing a safe environment for your brave little adventurer. Get started with our checklist."

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16 amazing family games to play at home for free

"Whether you’re looking for rainy day distractions or activities for the garden, we have you covered this summer. We’ve listed 16 games you can play at home for free. And yes, most of them are energy burners. You’re welcome."

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Meet Rebecca: Creating unique ceramic giftware for the home

"Ceramic designer-maker Rebecca Killen lives and works in the small coastal village of Dundrum, creating products that evoke memories, a sense of nostalgia, and serve as decorative home pieces to be used and treasured for years to come."

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Meet Ben: Turning reclaimed timber into unique home furniture

"After 15 years working as a product designer for a number of high profile UK and Australian design powerhouses, Ben decided to combine his passion for furniture with sustainability and break away on his own."

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