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Where should I live?

  • Tips for deciding if a local area is right for you 
  • How to look at if property prices are likely to rise
  • Finding properties that fit within your budget 
  • What to look for in your local surroundings

What's in this guide

Researching the local property market

Three questions to ask yourself when deciding whether an area is suitable for you to live in.

Property investment hotspots

How to spot an area that is 'on the up', where properties have potential to grow in value. Contains video

How to compromise when finding a property

Compromises you could make to get the best home for your budget - plus what do other people do? Contains video

Investigating a neighbourhood

10 tips for checking whether your neighbourhood will be a dream or a nightmare to live in. Contains video

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

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