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Paying Off Your Mortgage Early: What You Need to Know

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Paying off a mortgage is a huge accomplishment. As one of the largest debts that you will most likely ever undertake, getting shot of it should be at the top of your list. If you’ve just bought a house and opted to get a mortgage, you might be wondering how best to pay it off. …

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How to Pack Fragile Items

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Packing can be difficult at the best of times, but when it comes to particularly fragile items, packing for your move can be a bit of a nightmare. It can be tempting at this stage to think that, as you’re so close to the finish line, it might be worth picking up the pace a …

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The Rise of Online Estate Agents

Estate agents, as people, don’t tend to get the best rep which, in itself, probably goes a long way to explaining just why buyers and sellers would rather deal with a computer than a professional. However, it goes further than this stereotype – it’s more about poor service. In this article we’ll explore this topic …

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How to prepare for moving house in 2018

  Moving house is widely considered as one of the most stressful experiences in adult life. If your new year also means a new home, consider the preparations below so you can ensure the move happens as smoothly as possible, and you can focus on enjoying the rest of the year in your new place. …

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Things That You Shouldn’t put in Self Storage

Here at Barnes of Lincoln, we want to use our blog to provide our readers and customers with useful tips relating to our industry and, this month, we’ll be focusing on self storage. Self storage can be an extremely useful storage solution, especially given the fact that, as houses get smaller and smaller, so too …

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Understanding Mortgages When Buying a House

As soon as you begin shopping round for a mortgage, you’ll soon realise that there are far more types of mortgages out there than you initially imagined. It can be extremely difficult to pick the correct one for your circumstances, not least because picking a mortgage will have huge financial implications further down the line. …

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Moving House Timescales Explained

  This is the burning question that every homeowner wants to know, however, the problem is, it’s also one of the hardest ones to answer. Here is a ballpark figure: moving house can take anywhere from six weeks to three months, or longer depending on circumstances. Although that doesn’t narrow it down too far, our …

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The Ultimate Moving Day Survival Kit

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Let’s face it – moving day is as about as stressful as it gets. You have a hundred and one things to do, you have a limited amount of time to do them, and that’s just before you leave; there’s a whole host of new tasks when you arrive. But not to worry, all you …

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Our Top Tips for Preparing for Your Removals Service

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When you hire a removals company, you unload a great deal of stress. In fact, it can be tempting to sit back and relax completely, letting the removals team go about their business until all your belongings are parked at your next destination. However, we don’t recommend this – if you want your move to …

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Packing Tips for Moving Difficult Belongings

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  Moving house is one of those rare tasks that manages to be stressful and mundane in equal measure, and no part of the moving experience exemplifies this better than packing. Packing requires patience, accuracy and many, many boxes if we want the process to run smoothly but, sometimes, even this isn’t enough. This is …

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