Buying

Is now the time to release equity from your home?

Monday, 10 May 2010 | Article

Equity release has had a bumpy couple of years, with the credit crunch and falling house prices forcing some providers to exit the market.

Questions every first-time buyer should ask

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) chairman Malcolm Hurlston says homes should be sold with a health warning, adding those with homes were most likely to get into debt.

Protect yourself from unscrupulous sellers

Friday, 12 March 2010 | Article

It's said that buying or moving homes is up there with death and divorce in terms of stress – and that's if things go smoothly.
So what happens when there is misunderstanding or a...

Make your second home dreams come true

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

For a nation engaged in a long-standing love affair with property, it should come as no surprise that an estimated 10% of Brits own second homes....

How first-time buyers can get onto the ladder

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Despite the property slump, a first home is still out of financial reach for many people.

Help me get on the property ladder

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Julie Lever is a 29-year-old nursery assistant from Wood Green in north London. Following several years working as a retail manager, Julie decided to take the plunge and change career.

Celebrity money secrets - Martin Roberts

Thursday, 19 November 2009 | Article

Martin Roberts presents BBC1’s hit show Homes Under the Hammer, provides property-buying advice in his book Making Money From Property, and runs training courses and a website, martinroberts.co.uk.

Are first-time buyers getting a raw deal?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Banks are currently providing fixed-rate remortgage deals for struggling existing borrowers 
at up to 1.5% less than the range typically available to new customers 
with larger deposits.

Should you help your kids onto the ladder?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Life is tough for your average first-time buyer. Soaring house prices over the past decade has made home ownership a distant dream for many.

How to buy a property at auction

Monday, 29 July 2013 | Article

House prices remain well below their 2007 highs and it is now possible to pick up some real bargains.