HOA’s Voice

Read our take on the latest developments of interest to homeowners and aspiring homeowners, with contributions from our staff, supporters and guest contributions.

Get your home ready for Christmas

With presents to buy, holidays to organise and food to prepare, it's easy to neglect your home in the run up to Christmas. As always, we're on hand to help, so here's a list of quick fixes to get your home sparkling in time for 25th December.

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How to dodge a financial hangover this Christmas

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Whether you bagged a bargain on Black Friday or resisted the urge, there's no avoiding the commercial side to Christmas. Here we look at the growing trend of pay-later options being offered to customers at the checkout and what you need to watch out for...

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In the news, the latest round up

In the news this week, at least 135,000 children will be homeless this Christmas, how remortgaging on a Friday could save you hundreds of pounds and what to do if you missed the Help to Buy ISA deadline.

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In the news, the latest round up

In this week's news, we take a first look at Labour and Conservatives' housing policies, suggestions house prices could rise by 15% in the next five years, and how more first time buyers are getting on the property ladder.

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How much will your Christmas lights cost you this year?

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We know it's still November! But before you know it you'll be standing in a shop wondering if you need more tree lights. But which ones should you opt for? We've asked Hometree how to choose energy saving christmas lights and other ways to save money on energy bills this winter.

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