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Welcome to our blog Avant Life. We’re committed to making owning an affordable home possible for everyone, so we’ve created tonnes of useful blogs giving you hints and tips to make buying and living in an Avant home even easier.

With blogs on an array of topics, from decorating on a budget, to the benefits of speaking to a mortgage advisor you’re sure to learn a thing or two from Avant Life.

Explore our different categories, and immerse yourself in interior inspiration, finance advice, and much more!

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How to pet proof your furniture

Indicative Kitchen/Dining Room, Contemporary Modern Decoration

Interior trends 2024

Indicative Kitchen/Dining Room, Contemporary Modern Decoration

Our top homeware dupes

The benefits of homeownership vs renting

Mortgage loan agreement application with house shaped keyring

The latest on mortgage rates in the UK

How is council tax calculated on new builds?

How to be more sustainable at home

The ultimate guide to hosting a housewarming party

Questions to ask when buying a new build house

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Top tips for saving a deposit

What is the difference between leasehold and freehold

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10 of the best restaurants in Edinburgh

What percentage of new builds have to be social housing?

Indicative Bedroom, Contemporary Modern Decoration

Kids bedroom decor ideas

Indicative Bedroom, Contemporary Modern Decoration

Sustainable interior design tips

How to style a console table

How to dress your bed

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5 of the best kitchen gadgets

Do you pay Stamp Duty on a new build?

The top 10 schools in Chesterfield

Calderglen country park

Top 10 parks in East Kilbride

Fereneze Golf Club

The best places to live in Renfrewshire

The top 10 restaurants in Walsall

The top 10 schools in Walsall

The top 7 parks in Walsall

Living in Walsall

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What are the different types of mortgages?

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The top 10 secondary and primary schools in East Kilbride

Local Area, View

The top 10 restaurants in Chesterfield

Local Area, Knife Smith Gate

Things to do in Chesterfield

The best parks in Doncaster

The best parks in York

Local Area, Queens Park

The top 10 parks in Chesterfield

Living in Kettering

Best places to live in Northamptonshire

Living in Telford

Popular parks in Telford

Local Area, Garforth, Harvest View

The best restaurants in Leeds

Top 10 restaurants in Middlesbrough

Living in Middlesbrough

The best parks in Kettering

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The best schools in Leeds

10 date night ideas in Middlesbrough

The best towns in Nottinghamshire to live in

Female Teacher Helping Pupil Using Computer In Classroom

The best schools in Newcastle

The best places to live in Tyne and Wear

The best schools in Kettering

Local Area, Lincoln

Life in Lincolnshire

The top 10 parks and gardens in Leeds

Local Area, Garforth, Harvest View

The best places to live in West Yorkshire

Things to do in Walsall

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The top 10 schools in Middlesborough

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The top 10 schools in Doncaster

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The best places to live in Midlothian

The best restaurants in Telford

The top restaurants in Market Harborough

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The top 10 schools in Chester-le-Street

The best places to live in Stirlingshire

The best parks in Newcastle

The best places to live in Derbyshire

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The best private schools in Glasgow

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The top 9 parks in Chester-le-Street

The top 10 restaurants in Chester-le-Street

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The benefits of getting mortgage qualified

The best parks in Middlesbrough

Local Area, Market Harborough

Living in Market Harborough

The best restaurants in Nottinghamshire

The top 10 parks in Glasgow

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The top schools in Market Harborough

The top 10 parks in Derby

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The top 10 schools in Derby

The top 10 restaurants in Derby

Hetton Lyons Country Park

The best places to live in County Durham

Local Area, Market Harborough

The best places to live in Leicestershire

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How to use the Japandi design trend in the home

The top restaurants in Doncaster

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How to decorate your home for christmas

How to decorate your home on a budget image

How to decorate your home on a budget

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Top 10 housewarming gifts

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Interior Paints: Your Guide to Different Finishes

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Top Interior Design Tips for a Stylish Hallway

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5 things to do before moving into a new home

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Wallpaper and Panelling Trends for 2022

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10 Best Kettering Restaurants

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The new home checklist

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Top tips for selling your home

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How to style the perfect guest bedroom

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The first-time homebuyer FAQ guide

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Five top tips to achieve a haven of organisation in your kitchen

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Top 10 Restaurants in East Kilbride

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Cost checklist for first-time house buyers

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Five exterior decorating tips from Emperor Paint

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Seven interior design trends to follow in 2023

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What is Stamp Duty?

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Introducing yourself to the neighbours

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Seven key interior trends to follow in 2022

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Skipton Building Society launches 100% mortgage to help renters get on property ladder

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How to create a soothing spa experience at home

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Thirteen clever ways to be more energy efficient at home

Living in Glasgow image

Living in Glasgow

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10 Reasons Why New Build Homes Are More Energy Efficient

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How to hang wallpaper like a pro

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Is now the time to get a mortgage?

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New-build homes - cleaner, greener, and cheaper!

The benefits of buying a new build home image

The benefits of buying a new build home

Living in Newcastle image

Living in Newcastle

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Spruce up your garden for spring

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A step-by-step guide to minimal shelf styling

Living in Leeds image

Living in Leeds

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How to give your outdoor furniture a new lease of life

10 of the Best Places to Eat in Glasgow image

10 of the Best Places to Eat in Glasgow

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Top 10 Restaurants in Newcastle

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Six games that AREN'T Cards Against Humanity for your next party

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Six chic design ideas for your downstairs toilet

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Halifax unveils 95 percent mortgages for new-build homes

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Six she shed and man cave ideas for the ultimate hangout

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Living In Chester-Le-Street

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Living In Doncaster

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Living In East Kilbride

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Top 10 Parks In Market Harborough

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Best Places To Live In South Yorkshire

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Best Places to Live in South Lanarkshire