Home loan tips, tricks and general goodness.

Bring out your inner green thumb with these fool-proof plants for any room.

Itching to make your lounge a greenhouse oasis but don't know the first thing about keeping a leafy friend alive? Get your gardener on with our guide to all house-loving plants.

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Woohoo! You're approved — now you can let loose a bit! Not so fast...

You've gone through the application and the nail-biting wait to find out if you're approved for a home loan and you've done it! So now you can stop being so money-careful and get that extra-large fish tank, right? Sorry to say you better put Henry the fish's new home back on the shelf until you've got the keys to avoid messing with your approval.

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Heads up, you could be paying a lot less in closing costs.

Does the idea of paying your closing costs incite a heavy sweat for both and your wallet? How about if we told you it's pretty easy to cut down a decent chunk of those costs? The 'almost too good to be true' rundown is right this way.

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Get smart money advice free of charge with all the best finance podcasts we love.

Who says great advice can't be free advice? Not us. And certainly not these 10 informative, relatable and all-around listen-worthy finance podcasts.

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What's the deal with gifts and grants and how do I get my hands on them?

Ain't no such thing as a free house. But there are a couple of ways to bump up your down payment for one. If you're wondering how to get your hands on a home loan grant, or what a down payment gift actually is, read on.

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How to get out of IKEA with that kooky bookcase — and your sanity.

Attempting to navigate Ikea and instead keep finding yourself stuck in a maze of showrooms and eating too many Swedish meatballs? Never fear. We've got the ultimate guide to getting through Ikea like a true pro.

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It’s time to say goodbye to dodgy deals and find a lender who will treat you right.

Sick of lenders who seem full of empty promises and stand you up for closing dates? Say no more. We've rallied together all the signs to spot the duds and the studs.

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Scout your new neighborhood like a local.

Can't wait to unpack but not looking forward to wandering around trying to find your way to the bakery that does the best bagels? We've got the fast-track to becoming a local no matter where you move.

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Your guide to settling in with a pet.

They say home is where the (happy) pets are. So we've made the guide for settling your favorite non-human into your new place faster than you can say "walk?".

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Competing in a hot housing market is easier than you think.

Just because the housing market is fiery doesn't mean you have to get burned. Here's how to get ahead of the competition and into your new digs like a pro.

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