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!
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
December 16, 2013
Mediation expert Jacky Lewis tells us how mediation helps people who feel ripped off by their builder and want to "have it out" while avoiding any confrontation.
December 2, 2013
With winter fast approaching and long range forecasts warning of bitter Arctic gales and relentless heavy snow, TrustMark is urging homeowners to protect and prepare their homes now as extreme cold can take its toll.
November 26, 2013
The Mayor of London says he wants to build 42,000 new homes a year for the next two decades but is this just a great sound bite or could it actually happen?
November 19, 2013
November 7, 2013
It's a decision which comes down to personal circumstance and preference. But to help you decide, we've asked the professionals to give us their pitch on what should make us decide between doing it yourself or engaging a high street agent...