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Fancy being mortgage-free sooner rather later? Two homeowners who managed to pay off their mortgage early explain how they did it.

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Moneywise investigation: are 'dream home' raffles turning into a nightmare?

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | Article

Property prize draws have been in the news as several quirky homes have come up for grabs. But when the ticket money dries up, many disappear into the ether. Moneywise investigates

Castle raffle competition reprimanded for not awarding house prize

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | News

The advertising watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has admonished a homeowner who attempted to raffle her house, for giving out a prize of inferior value.

Brexit-weary London drags down UK house price growth

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 | News

Annual house price growth in the first quarter of 2019 stood at just 0.4%, according to the latest house price index figures from Nationwide – way below the annual growth rate of 2.5% seen at the same point in 2018.

'No-fault' evictions to be banned in shake up of housing rental sector

Monday, 15 April 2019 | News

Landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants at short notice without good reason under new proposals from the government.

10 cheap ways to give your home the wow factor

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 | Article

Whether you’re moving or improving, find out where to buy the latest looks for every room in the house… sometimes for less than the cost of a round of drinks or meal out

UK house prices fall by over £3,000 in March after last month's surprise surge

Friday, 05 April 2019 | News

UK house prices fell by over £3,000 in March as the market corrected itself, following February’s surge in growth, according to the latest Halifax house price index.

House prices fall for first time in seven years, dragged down by London property slump

Friday, 29 March 2019 | News

England has recorded its first annual house price fall since 2012, driven by declines in London and the South East, new figures show.

Is it still worth taking out a Help to Buy Isa?

Thursday, 18 April 2019 | Article

Help to Buy Isas have been a roaring success, helping more than 150,000 people buy their first home.

What's the best way to save for a mortgage?

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 | Article

One reader is keen to buy a house in the capital but needs to consult on how to save up for a deposit

Homeowner Q&A: should I pay for a packing service when moving home?

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 | Question and Answer

Choosing the right removals firm is no different to any purchase. It starts with some research and comparing the costs and service offered.