homeowners

One in four borrowers find applying for a mortgage stressful, deterring them from switching in the future

One in four people applying for a mortgage were stressed out by the process, with lack of communication and transparency the biggest bugbears, according to new research by Trussle.

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Equity release hits £9.5m a day as more retirees help out their kids

Retired homeowners released £1.71 billion worth of property wealth in the first six months of 2018, up by 37% on the previous year, according to latest analysis of the equity release sector.

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A quarter of new homeowners overspend on improvements by £7,500 a year

Almost a quarter (23%) of homebuyers go over budget when renovating or decorating their new property, spending almost £7,500 more than they had planned, new research has revealed.

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One in five sellers sees property deal fall through

Homeowners in the UK are seeing more than 300,000 property transactions fall through, costing £400 million, according to a report out today.

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Almost half of empty nesters have no plans to downsize

Homeowners who don’t want to downsize could be hurting the housing market, research reveals. 

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Average homeowner earns enough by today to pay 2018 mortgage

Halfway through April, homeowners in the UK can enjoy the fact that they have earned enough this year to cover their mortgage payments for the rest of 2018.

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Help to Buy equity loan homeowners face interest charges - what are your options?

April 2018 marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of the Help to Buy equity loan scheme, with early adopters now facing charges if they wish to continue with their loan.

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Theresa May pushes for homeownership but says ‘no shame in renting’

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the government is “rewriting the rules on planning” to help developers and local authorities build more properties – restoring the dream of homeownership – but added that there...

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Millennials set for inheritance boom - when they turn 61

Millennials will receive the biggest ‘inheritance boom’ of any post-war generation, but only when they are approaching retirement, analysis by a respected think tank has found.

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Ask the Experts: Why should my husband's home mean I'll pay extra tax on buying a property?

The Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) applies to transactions in Scotland and is similar in scope to the additional stamp duty rate in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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