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Introducing the Help to Buy hub

The government's Help to Buy initiative was designed to help people buy a home with as little as a 5 per cent deposit.

Buying Process | 22 Apr 2014

Are you ready to become a landlord?

An essential guide for people considering a move into the buy-to-let market.

Mortgages | 22 Apr 2014

West Midlands leads surge in £500k + properties

Signs of a housing boom emerging outside London and the South East have continued with a surge in high value properties across the rest of the UK.

First Time Buyer | 22 Apr 2014

Moving home? Why selling before buying could leave you better off

Sell first, or buy first? That's the dilemma faced by many people looking to move home.

Buying Process | 21 Apr 2014

Cost of moving home up by 6% in a year

UK homeowners collectively spent £6.6bn on moving house in 2013, up from £5.2bn the previous year, a study has found.

Mortgages | 21 Apr 2014

Product launches of the week

First Utility launches cheapest energy tariff; Post Office introduces range of mortgage deals; MBNA unveils 'longest ever' balance transfer card.

Mortgages | 18 Apr 2014

Tenants put off by too much Ikea furniture - survey

Buying furniture from Ikea may be a cheap way of kitting out your rental property, but it could put off potential tenants.

Buy to Let | 17 Apr 2014

Mortgage lending up by a third, but new rules could put brakes on flying market

Mortgage lending in the first three months of this year was up by more than a third compared to the same period in 2013, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Buying Process | 17 Apr 2014

BLOG: Why home sellers shouldn't always pick the highest bidder

Estate agent Russell Bennett explains why the strongest offer isn't always the highest one.

Buying Process | 16 Apr 2014
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Clock ticking on France's tax discount for second homeowners

Britons looking to sell a second home in France are being urged to ramp up their efforts to find a buyer, in order to benefit from a reduction in capital gains tax (CGT) that comes to an end in August.

Investments | 16 Apr 2014

How the new mortgage lending rules affect you

New mortgage lending rules come into force at the end of April. Find out how they will affect existing and potential homeowners.

Mortgages | 16 Apr 2014

House prices up 9.1% in a year - ONS

UK house prices increased by 9.1 per cent in the year to February 2014, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Buy to Let | 15 Apr 2014

Property asking prices in south at all-time high

Asking prices in all southern regions reached record levels in April, according to property website Rightmove.

Buy to Let | 14 Apr 2014

Britons feel positive about selling their homes

More than half of Britons believe the next 12 months will be a good time to sell their homes, according to the latest Halifax Housing Market Confidence tracker.

Buying Process | 12 Apr 2014

Why pension reform will not spark a buy-to-let bubble

Radical pension reforms have sparked talk of a buy-to-let bubble. But property expert Giles Beswick says we are unlikely to see a flood of retirees heading to their local estate agencies.

Buy to Let | 11 Apr 2014

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