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In The News This Week

In the news this week

Consumer journalist Rebecca Gamble brings you the top stories homeowners, home buyers and sellers need to know about from across this week's news outlets...

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In The News This Week

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Consumer journalist Rebecca Gamble brings you the top stories homeowners, home buyers and sellers need to know about from across this week's news outlets....

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How long does it take to get a survey?

How long do surveys take?

When you are in the middle of buying a house, it can feel like everything needs to be have been done yesterday. No-one wants the process held up by a delay. So, how long does it take to have a survey done on a property? And how can you speed things up?

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First-time buyers love mortgage brokers

First-time buyers love mortgage brokers

In our latest mortgage round-up, finance journalist Ruth Jackson looks at a spate of good news including low interest rates, rising completions and how brokers are helping first-time buyers.

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The rise of retirement interest-only mortgages

Retirement interest-only mortgages have been on offer for a year now. They provide a lifeline to older borrowers and could allow you to stay in your home for longer. We look at how they work, how they compare to equity release and the best rates on offer

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How to keep your property transaction on track

property on track, dog on track

More than 800 property transactions collapse every day. A failed house purchase or sale can have huge repercussions both financially and practically. So, how can you keep your property transaction on track?

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