Read our take on the latest developments of interest to homeowners and aspiring homeowners, with contributions from our staff, supporters and guest contributions.
You won’t agree with it all, but hopefully you’ll enjoy reading it. If you have any comments, please feel free to leave them.
The views expressed are those of the individual writers, and not necessarily those of the HomeOwners Alliance. We believe in the importance of free debate!
April 4, 2014
Is a share of something better than nothing? Our mortgage expert David Hollingworth tells us why Shared Ownership schemes, which pre-date Help to Buy, continue to be a very valuable offer in the battle to provide affordable housing options.
April 1, 2014
Our guest blogger from online estate agents eMoov.co.uk reports on the worrying practise of agents chasing home sellers for fees despite them no longer being involved in the sale.
March 25, 2014
A former estate agent gives us the insider perspective on why Estate Agents won’t discuss fees up-front
March 17, 2014
March 12, 2014
A message from a family to all builders, architects, developers and Blue Ribbon judges out there about what every ideal home should include.
February 5, 2014
Our mortgage expert from the award winning brokers London & Country helps to answer the perennial questions: is now a good time to get my first mortgage? When should I remortgage? Which type of mortgage should I go for?
January 27, 2014
Payday loans were cited recently as staying on your credit record for up to 6 years and affecting your chances of getting a mortgage. Our experts at Experian shed some light on why this isn't always the case...
January 11, 2014
Now that the Christmas binge is over, it’s time to sort out your finances. The bigger your deposit, the lower the interest rate you will have to pay.
January 7, 2014
The Green Deal is one year old this month. So how has it fared in its first year? The HomeOwners Alliance’s very own sustainability adviser, Dr Paula Owen, gives us her insight.
January 2, 2014
Paula Higgins calls for estate agents to be upfront and transparent about their fees