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Your most pressing property questions answered

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Q: What happens if I need to remortgage but the value of my house has gone down?

Ten ways to deal with repossession

Thursday, 11 August 2011 | News

The number of homeowners facing repossession has jumped by more than 90% over the past 12 months, according to official statistics from the Financial Services Authority.

Is this the next big mis-selling scandal?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Sale and rent back schemes are increasingly being touted as the solution for desperate homeowners who are struggling with their mortgage repayments.

Which banks have passed on rate cuts?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Interest rates have fallen by 3% since October, and are expected to continue to fall in the months ahead.

Take cover with mortgage protection

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

The credit crunch continues to bite and redundancies and repossessions are on the rise, meaning more of us are feeling pain on the financial front. The statistics certainly make harrowing reading.

Is buy-to-let dead?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Buy-to-let is a vital component of the UK housing market, not only because landlords supply non-homeowners with places to live but also because they keep property transactions going.

Could you be an Olympic winner?

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

Now that the 2008 Beijing Olympics are behind us, all eyes are now focused on London 2012 and canny investors may find some interesting opportunities for profits in the build-up to the Games.

Reforming stamp duty: what are the options?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Chancellor Alistair Darling is believed to be looking at a number of measures to restore confidence in the UK’s stalling property market, including reforming the payment of stamp duty.

Should I sell my endowment?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

I signed up for a 25-year endowment policy in 1989. I have never drawn on this for my mortgage and have instead kept it on as a savings policy.

Where next for first-time buyers?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

2008 is certainly shaping up to be an interesting year for first-time buyers. On one hand, the credit crunch seems to be offering some kind of a reprieve for first-time buyers as the price of a home starts to head south.