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What happens during a mortgage appointment?
What happens during a mortgage appointment?

Joel Clyne 04 April 2022

After reading and hearing so many stories of people waiting months to get into their new home, we wanted to get the ball moving as soon as possible with things once our offer had been accepted.

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Rhino Meets: Olivia Hartley
Rhino Meets: Olivia Hartley

Olivia Hartley 31 March 2022

Hi, I'm Olivia, and I manage Rhino Home Protect's many partnerships and affiliates. That means that if you want to work with us, you'll have to deal with me (lucky you, eh?).

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How long does moving house take?
How long does moving house take?

Troy Stevens 29 March 2022

So, how long does it really take to move house? If you’re the efficient type, you might think you can get it done and dusted within a month. After all, how long can it really take to arrange a few surveys and get some documents approved?

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What to do after your offer is accepted?
What to do after your offer is accepted?

Joel Clyne 25 March 2022

There is so much jargon when buying a property and when speaking to the estate agent after our offer was accepted, we asked, 'what do we do now?'

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How long does getting a house survey take?
How long does getting a house survey take?

Troy Stevens 24 March 2022

A key stage of the homebuying process is the homebuyer’s survey. But how long does a homebuyer’s survey take? Sit back and relax – we’re here to explain it all.

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Offer Accepted
Offer Accepted

Joel Clyne 21 March 2022

With our Rightmove filter down to anything that had been added in the last 24 hours, our constant searching of estate agent's Facebook pages for the very latest properties brought to market and our daily bombardment of email bulletins about houses that we might be interested in, it's safe to say that our potential new home was on our minds 24/7. Eat. Sleep. Drink. Properties.

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Making an Offer on a Property
Making an Offer on a Property

Joel Clyne 17 March 2022

It all seems very real when you've gone from viewing properties online, to seeing them in person to actually offering hundreds of thousands of pounds for a place! Here are some of our experiences, and lessons we've learned along the way...

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Viewing a Property
Viewing a Property

Joel Clyne 11 March 2022

It can be daunting viewing a property. Viewing a property on-screen to in-person is a completely different experience. Here are some of the scenarios we encountered whilst looking at houses.

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Questions to Ask When Viewing a House
Questions to Ask When Viewing a House

Joel Clyne 08 March 2022

Viewing a property almost feels as if you've graduated from Rightmove! You've gone from looking at houses on the screen to seeing them in person and, much like if you ever come across a celebrity out in the real world, they usually appear smaller than you'd imagined!

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Is Rightmove the rightmove?
Is Rightmove the rightmove?

Joel Clyne 04 March 2022

Searching for a property can be incredibly exciting. Effectively, you're peeking into your future and looking at the house that may become your home.

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How do people afford houses?
How do people afford houses?

Joel Clyne 01 March 2022

Flicking through your accounts and seeing £95.62 spent solely on Deliveroo over the past month is the wake-up call that was needed. Working out how much you can save is not the most fun you're going to have but it is absolutely necessary when looking to save for a house.

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What can I actually afford?
What can I actually afford?

Joel Clyne 25 February 2022

Buying a property is exciting but working out what you think you can afford and what you can actually afford are two different things.

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So, we're buying a house!
So, we're buying a house!

Joel Clyne 23 February 2022

This series of blogs will document the highs, lows, my general musings on the state of the property market and everything in between. If I'm freaking out about something, you'll hear about it. And if I find out something handy, you'll hear about that too.

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When Can I Buy Home Buyers Protection Insurance?
When Can I Buy Home Buyers Protection Insurance?

Troy Stevens 20 February 2022

The answer to this question is very simple. You can take out Home Buyers Protection cover within seven days of either officially instructing your solicitor or officially submitting your mortgage application.

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What can hold up exchange of contracts?
What can hold up exchange of contracts?

Troy Stevens 15 February 2022

The exchange of contracts marks the beginning of the end of the home buying process. The hard work is over, and it’s going to be smooth sailing in the countdown to exchange day. Right?

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Is Home Buyers Protection Insurance worth it?
Is Home Buyers Protection Insurance worth it?

Troy Stevens 24 January 2022

The process of buying a home is exhilarating. There's nothing quite like the feeling of seeing your name on the title deeds and holding the key to your very own place, but...

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Moving home checklist
Moving home checklist

Troy Stevens 20 January 2022

It’s said that moving house is one of the most stressful life events a person can go through, ranking just behind divorce. But why? The truth is, it’s not the move itself that’s so bad – but instead all of the ‘life admin’ that comes with it.

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What insurance do I need when I sell my house?
What insurance do I need when I sell my house?

Rhino Home Protect 05 January 2022

Are you thinking about selling your home? Between choosing an agent, getting your home valued and stocking up on scented candles to woo potential buyers, you’d be forgiven for not having considered whether you need insurance to sell up.

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Buying a house in the UK, what are the risks?
Buying a house in the UK, what are the risks?

Troy Stevens 17 December 2021

So, you’re looking at buying a house. First, congratulations, buying a house is one of the biggest decisions we make in our adult lives, and it is a very exciting journey to embark on. As well as being a thrilling prospect however, buying a house does have certain complexities that you must make yourself aware of, and all aspects must be carefully considered at all stages.

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What insurance do I need when I buy a house?
What insurance do I need when I buy a house?

Joel Clyne 15 December 2021

For most of us, taking out a mortgage is the biggest money move we’ll ever make. It’s also one of the most fulfilling – any homeowner will tell you that the feeling of seeing your hard work represented in bricks and mortar is hard to beat.

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