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Some REITs are trading at wide discounts to their net asset value, presumably on fears that Brexit will smash London.

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Property prices have begun to soften in several of the world’s global cities. Is this the start of the end of the mega asset boom?

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Reasons to rent a house instead of buying

The decision to rent or buy a house is rarely clear cut – it usually comes down to emotions. So here are some facts to chew on.

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Reasons to buy a house instead of renting

In this guest post, Tejvan Pettinger of The Mortgage Blog explains why he thinks buying usually beats renting a home.

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London property prices are now so high as to almost defy rational comment. Plus the week’s good reads.

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The UK house price crisis has been a long time on the boil. Here’s a suitably long post on ways we might constructively burst it.

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Stamp duty on UK property

Stamp duty has been unexpectedly overhauled, and once again Chancellor George Osborne has made an element of the tax system a bit better. (I know! I’m as surprised as anyone.)

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A landlord is somebody who gets deeply in debt to give you to have a roof over your head. Time for a Christmas card, after all? Sort of…

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New home owners shouldn’t get too smug about leaving their renting days behind. They’re effectively renting money from the bank!

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Why I’m not paying off my mortgage

With low interest rates and a recovering economy it’s more tempting than ever to invest rather than pay off the mortgage. Is it worth the risk?

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How it feels to be mortgage-free

Why paying off your mortgage may be the best decision you ever made.

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Some people spend 25 years working to pay off a mortgage then claim their house is neither an asset or an investment. Huh? No wonder we have boiler room scams.

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High inflation is hear to stay, but the good news is mortgages are cheap. Carefully taking on debt is looking like a no brainer.

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You know lots of people with houses worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, but probably a lot fewer with six-figure share portfolios. Why?

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House prices versus earnings

Like an Empty Nester cocooned in equity in a four-bed detached house overlooking the Green Belt who frets about what his daughter will do to afford a £200,000 bedsit in Brixton, I’ve got a split mind when it comes to UK residential property. UK houses still feel expensive, not least by the traditional measure of [...]

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Historical UK house prices

A good way to get depressed is to never buy your own home and then to take a peek at a graph of house price appreciation. Let’s see what we could have won!

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