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These jobs face a 100-year wait to buy a home

Workers on lower incomes could face a wait of more than 100 years before their dreams of home ownership become a reality, according to Housesimple.

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Buying a freehold home? Check the small print

Freehold means you hold your property outright for ever– but it’s often far from ‘free’. Inflated fees, rents and covenants can add hundreds to your annual bills, so ask your solicitor to check for hidden charges

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Home moves reach 10-year high despite rising prices

The number of home moves made during 2017 was higher than any other year since 2007, although high house prices mean transaction levels remain well behind pre-financial crisis figures.

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Thousands of Help to Buy Isa customers hit by declaration error

Thousands of Help to Buy Isa customers have been written to by their bank or building society after signing...

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Stamp duty in Wales to be overhauled: The winners and losers

Nine out of 10 home buyers in Wales will either pay the same property tax or will be better off when a new land transaction tax is introduced next year.

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Hundreds of sellers consider raffling their home after woman wins £845,000 manor

An 18th-century manor in Lancashire now has a new owner – thanks to a £2 raffle ticket – and there is keen interest from other homeowners to raffle off their properties.

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