property

Inheritance tax payments top £5 billion in 2018 - and are set to keep rising

The much-maligned inheritance tax has earned HMRC more than £5 billion in a year for the first time, and is set to keep growing.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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. 

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

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.

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Can we pay the interest on our equity release loan?

Most equity release providers offer a provision to make partial repayments for this very purpose.

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Jeff Prestridge: my sons' baby steps on the first-time buyers’ ladder

My middle son – one of three – and his fiancée have a great year ahead of them. Fingers crossed, they will move into their first-home in the coming weeks, a three-bedroom semi-detached house in Hertfordshire.

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Start scheming to buy your first home

With some experts predicting house prices will fall by as much as 10% to 15% this year, you could be in a good position to negotiate hard if you’re a first-time buyer.

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“We cleared our mortgage early AND SAVED thousands of pounds” - Here’s how you can too

Fancy being mortgage-free sooner rather later? Two homeowners who managed to pay off their mortgage early explain how they did it.

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