Home & mortgage

House prices up by £3,500 month-on-month

House prices are rising at a faster rate, with the UK House Price Index (UK HPI) for April up by 5.6% annually, bringing the average price of a property to £220,094.

Ask the Experts: How can my grandmother release some cash from her property?

Friday, 23 June 2017 | Question and Answer

There are many people who wish to unlock the value in their home. One way to do this is via an equity release scheme.

Rental round-up: rents start to fall for first time in eight years

Friday, 23 June 2017 | News

Bad news for landlords but tenants can look forward to cheaper rents, according to HomeLet, which reports rents falling for the first time in over eight years.

A dozen tips on downsizing

Friday, 23 June 2017 | Article

Moving to a smaller property is certainly an option as you head towards retirement, making daily life easier and freeing up some cash.

Over a quarter of a million use Help to Buy to purchase new home

Thursday, 22 June 2017 | News

More than 285,000 people have bought a home using one of the government’s Help to Buy schemes, including more than 240,000 first-time buyers, according to official government data.

Should you help your kids on to the property ladder?

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 | Article

First-time buyers are turning to the Bank of Mum and Dad for help on to the ladder. But what should parents bear in mind before digging deep? We speak to families who have been through this.

Homeowners face £3,242 penalty for failing to remortgage

Friday, 02 June 2017 | News

Consumers with a mortgage at one of the UK’s big six lenders could be losing more than £3,000 a year by staying on their provider’s standard variable rate (SVR).

Most borrowers have no plans to remortgage

Thursday, 01 June 2017 | News

Almost three quarters of mortgage borrowers say they have no plans to remortgage in the coming year, according to the results of a Moneywise poll of 9,000 readers.

Online agents outperform average – but not top – high street rivals

Thursday, 01 June 2017 | News

Britain’s online estate agents are starting to outperform many of their high street rivals, according to research by the HomeOwners Alliance (HOA)....

‘Waitrose effect’ drives up house prices

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | News

If you live near a Waitrose, your house will typically cost £36,480 more than homes in the surrounding area, new research from Lloyds Bank has revealed.

Low paid staff work until lunchtime just to pay their rent

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | News

Brits earning between £16,000 and £23,000 a year have to work for 15 hours of their working week just to pay their rent, research by Shelter has revealed.