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.

Time running out to get cash bonus with Help to Buy ISA

help to buy isa

ISAs - or individual savings accounts - are a great way of saving tax free. And the Help to Buy and Lifetime ISAs have the added bonus - literally - of a cash injection from Government every time you save. But the Help to Buy ISA is about to close. So, here's what you need to know before its too late

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Is the plug being pulled on gas boilers?

A report published this week says Britain won't meet climate change targets without a revolution in the way we heat our homes. It follows a government announcement which could see gas boilers banned from our homes. We look at what this means for homeowners and the likely costs.

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20% off tickets to the National Pet Show

National Pet Show

The National Pet Show, sponsored by Petsurance from The PDSA, is back for its sixth year. It returns to Birmingham’s NEC on the Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November. Bigger, better and furrier than ever!

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This week’s news, the latest round up

This week's news looks at how long it takes people to decide they want to buy a property, the lenders offering 40 years mortgage terms, the impact of restrictive covenants and more

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Can you avoid paying more for a ‘Help to Buy’ property?

Help to buy premium

We all know you pay more for a new build home. It's the same principle as when buy a new car. But latest research shows first-time buyers using a Help to Buy can pay up to 22% more. We take a look at this research and how you can avoid paying over the odds...

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In the news, the latest round up

In this week's news, is the government considering scrapping inheritance tax? Is this the biggest fall in stamp duty payments in a decade? And the government wants to know what you think of their proposals for a new "green standard" for housing.

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