Mortgages

Could you live with your best friend?

Monday, 06 September 2010 | Article

Being a first-time buyer has never been never easy, but making the first rung of the property ladder can be nigh on impossible these days.

Could you live with your best friend?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Sharing the cost of a mortgage is a good way of getting on the property ladder, but make sure you've truly thought it through. Laura Howard looks at the possible pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Review your mortgage

Friday, 25 June 2010 | Article

When it comes to your mortgage, getting a good deal with a competitive interest rate will save you plenty of money. For instance, at 4% your £150,000 repayment mortgage will cost you around £791 a month. 


Equity release: good or bad?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Q: Please can you provide some information on equity release, as I have heard both good and bad things about it. I would be very interested in a professional opinion on the subject.

Best mortgage providers revealed

Friday, 28 May 2010 | Article

Home is where the heart is, but for the average UK homeowner, home is also where you can get a mortgage. The average mortgage is £117,000, according to recent figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

Find a home loan that works for you

Thursday, 27 May 2010 | Article

Estate agents say we know within seconds of entering a property whether or not we've found the home for us.

The smarter way to repay your mortgage

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Low interest rates are great news for mortgages but, if you're a saver, you're probably wondering whether you'll ever see your money grow significantly again.

Is an offset mortgage right for you?

Friday, 21 May 2010 | Article

Q: I've been reading up on offset mortgages and to be honest they seem too good to be true. What are the drawbacks of such a mortgage?

Questions every first-time buyer should ask

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

The chairman of a debt charity has suggested that first-time buyers should have to sit an exam before being allowed to get on the property ladder. But what questions should you ask yourself before getting a mortgage?

Help! My endowment won't pay my mortgage

Monday, 12 April 2010 | Article

Q: What should I do with my endowment post-retirement?
We have a mortgage that we took out in 1993 for 20 years. We knew that the mortgage would mature in...