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  • March 15, 2018

    Can I use my home as my pension?

    We’ve asked our partners at Key Retirement Group about the pros and cons of relying on your home as a nest egg for your retirement, and options for supplementing your income in retirement

  • March 14, 2018

    Second steppers struggle

    Our consumer journalist Christine Toner looks at how second steppers are feeling about the prospect of moving up the ladder, plus remortgaging rates and the good news for those struggling to save a deposit.

  • March 14, 2018

    Help, my interest-only mortgage is maturing – what can I do?

    The City watchdog has warned that 1.67 million borrowers have interest-only mortgages and that many of these home owners may have no way of paying back their debts when the final balance falls due. Read about how the HomeOwners Alliance has been helping one retired member who finds himself in exactly this position.

  • March 9, 2018

    More than 90 per cent of home sellers choose high street agents over new breed of online rivals

    Homeowners are still overwhelmingly opting for their local high-street agent when selling their home, despite the emergence of the new breed of online agents, latest research has revealed.

  • March 2, 2018

    Free tickets to the Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2018

    If you are planning an extension, are halfway through updating your interior or dream of building a sustainable house from scratch, a visit to The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show from 22-25 March 2018, NEC, Birmingham, will give you practical help to turn your ambitions into reality.

  • March 1, 2018

    1% interest rate rise could add £930 to your mortgage bill

    The impact of rate rises, the risk of no insurance and the reason why you should use a broker - our consumer journalist Christine Toner brings you all the latest from the mortgage world.

  • March 1, 2018

    Snow dilemma – should I clear my drive?

    The Beast from the East is taking its toll and as a result driveways and paths up and down the country are covered in snow and ice. So, should you do the sensible thing and clear them? Or do you risk getting sued if you do?

  • March 1, 2018

    Do homeowners and buyers have enough protection? Have your say

    After countless homeownership horror stories, the government has woken with a flurry of consultations into how to go about fixing property related problems. Here we look at the latest review of redress schemes aimed at helping consumers to help when things go wrong.

  • February 14, 2018

    Mortgage market sees highest number of first time buyers since 2006

    The return of the first timers, the demise of the tracker and the vital detail buyers might be missing? Our consumer journalist, Christine Toner reveals all in our latest mortgage update.

  • February 14, 2018

    Our four tips for selling in spring

    Spring has always been a popular time to market homes. If you're planning on putting your property up for sale in the next few weeks, check out our top tips before you do.