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House prices drop by 2.9% in a month but resilient jobs and wages stop them falling further, says Halifax

Thursday, 07 February 2019 | News

House prices fell by 2.9% in January and grew by just 0.8% over the year, new figures from Halifax reveal.

More tenants renting into midlife as stringent mortgage affordability spreads to older households

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 | News

Tenants aged 35 to 49 are now the largest age group renting privately, according to new research from estate agent Knight Frank.

Britain’s property market "as glacial as the weather" as house price stagnation continues

Thursday, 31 January 2019 | News

Home valuations have continued eek out a morsel of growth as the market stagnation continues.

How can I make sure my home buyer is serious? Our last sale fell through because the buyer didn’t have finance in place

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | Question and Answer

It’s really frustrating to find out weeks after accepting an offer that your buyer is not actually in a financial position to make the purchase.

Help! I want to retire but I haven’t paid off my mortgage

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | Article

We all want to pay off our mortgages as soon as we can and certainly before we retire and stop earning. However, for growing numbers of borrowers that won’t be a reality.

Older mortgage borrowers find pressure easing as lenders relax age rules

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | News

Borrowers who still need a mortgage in retirement have more options as lenders increase the maximum age on loans.

Should my dad add me on the deeds to his house?

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | Question and Answer

It is quite easy to put the deeds of your father’s house into your name. However, there are a number of potential pitfalls.

Get 2.5% savings rate from Lloyds Bank and help your kids onto the property ladder without a deposit - but there's a catch

Monday, 28 January 2019 | News

Lloyds Bank has launched a new mortgage that does not require a deposit from first-time buyers, as long as a family member guarantees the loan by depositing money in a linked savings account. 

How to run the Bank of Mum and Dad: parents and kids need to talk more openly

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 | News

Families need to talk more openly about their finances before offering to help kids onto the property ladder, according to a report from the London School of Economics (LSE).

Buyers' remorse: One in three homeowners searches for a new property within a year of buying one

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 | News

As many as one in three (34%) of Brits admits they have searched for a new home despite having just bought a property, new research has found.