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Nisha VaidyaContent Editor

Nisha is a content editor for Uswitch, commissioning, writing and editing its mortgage content. She is passionate about all things related to mortgages and homeownership and wants to create handy guides, tools and product experiences to empower first time buyers and home movers alike to make the right decisions for them.

Haunted hotel

Study reveals the world’s best haunted hotels

If you believe in the paranormal and are looking to connect with the “other side”, the experts at Uswitch have created an index to find out which haunted hotels provide scarily good stays.

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San Francisco homes

Living near a famous property can increase your house value by 253%

Films and TV shows have introduced us to many iconic properties. But can living near a famous home increase your house value and, if so, by how much? Uswitch investigates.

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The colour palettes of our favourite celebrity homes

Colourful walls and bold prints, old-school glamour, or a neutral oasis away from the spotlight? Uswitch sought to identify the colour palettes of our favourite celebrity homes from Robert Downey Jr to Kendall Jenner.

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Gold Hill, Dorset

The world’s most beautiful villages, according to social media

Uswitch has discovered which villages are the most beautiful in the world by assessing their popularity across social media.

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City park

How much could living near a park add to the value of your home?

Does living in close proximity to a park have a positive effect on property value? The experts at Uswitch.com analysed more than 90,000 recent property sales to find out.

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Ice cream cone in city

The best European capitals for foodies

Knowing where in Europe is best for food can be the deciding factor for food lovers when choosing their next trip. To make the decision easier, we discovered which European capital cities are best for foodies in our latest research.

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Paying off your mortgage early: pros and cons

Should I pay off my mortgage early?

Is paying a mortgage off early always a good thing? We explain what your options are, and the benefits if you want to clear your mortgage ahead of time. We also explain what the alternatives are if the repayment penalty is just too costly.

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Orange kitchen and patterned tiled backsplash.

Home trends: The most popular colours to paint your kitchen in 2021

A classic white, comfortable grey or a daring yellow kitchen? Uswitch found the most popular colours to paint your kitchen in 2021 in their latest research.

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What is equity and how to use it for borrowing?

How to access equity - remortgaging for a cash lump sum

What is equity and how can you access it? We explain how you can remortgage to release equity, getting cash from your home.

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Rent to Buy

Rent to Buy | What is it and how can it help you?

What is Rent to Buy? Find out if the government’s Rent to Buy right scheme is right for you, and how to find the right home for you.

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The European cities with the most beautiful homes, according to Pinterest

A French château or contemporary Scandinavian home? Uswitch sought to find out which European city’s homes are the most popular on Pinterest in their latest study.

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What size mortgage can I get and how much can I borrow?

Finding the size of mortgage you can get before you start house hunting is a sensible move and can help you set your budget.

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