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Mortgage blog: Would you buy your mortgage with your weekly shop?

For over a decade, supermarkets have offered shoppers the chance to buy savings and insurance products along with their bread, milk and cheese. Now, leading retailers are readying themselves to head into the mortgage market. Tesco and Marks & Spencer have already announced plans to launch a range of mortgage products, with Sainsbury's expected to follow suit. But would you really trust your supermarket to get you the right mortgage deal?

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Can supermarkets compete with the major mortgage lenders?

Decorating your new home – Stylish storage boxes

When moving into your new home, the sight of removal boxes will soon become tiresome and I am sure that you will be looking for some more stylish alternatives to store your much-loved belongings. There are storage boxes available on line and in shops to accommodate any item, ranging from books and CDs to toys, shoes, linens and much more. Clever storage is also essential if your home is on the smaller side and there are some great pieces that also double up as seating or foot rests.

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Storage cuve, £249, The Footstool Studio

Decorating your new home – The War of the Roses

Vintage roses, Victorian gardens, romanticism - everywhere we seem to look at present has a big theme of the traditional English rose. Although there are many other trends out there, ‘shabby chic' will not be moved and its popularity continues to rise. Personally, I am a great fan of the traditional English rose but for some of you who do like a floral print but are looking for a ‘fleur' with a difference, this article may be of interest as I would like to compare floral prints and trends.

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Cath Kidston bedding range, available at John Lewis

Decorating your new home – Which colour are you?

Due to the range of in-trend colours available this year, there should be a colour or tone to suit most. The trends offer a diversity of hue, including bright blues along with fellow primary colours, a burst of citrus, moving into a complete contrast of muted pastels, greys and metallics. However, it can still be hard to know what décor to choose in your new home knowing that you will be living with it for a good few years - unless you are one that is keen on regular change!

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Are you a 'Babouche' kind of person?