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UK historical house prices

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

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You know lots of people with houses worth hundreds of thousands of pounds – or even a million-plus – but a lot fewer with six- or seven-figure share portfolios. Why is that?

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Mortgage risk: a checklist

Having a big mortgage on your personal balance sheet dramatically shifts your financial posture.

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When you handover that monthly wodge to your bank, you’re also paying yourself…

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Before you bag a new mortgage, do the maths…

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You’re 27 years too late to the party…

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What is the advantage of choosing an offset mortgage – assuming you’re even lucky enough to be able to get one?

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The best person to ensure your mortgage is always paid is staring at you from the mirror…

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Everyone says you should buy your rental properties via a limited company these days. But in reality the decision is more subtle…

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Is it reckless to take out an interest-only mortgage? Not if you have a plan…

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Be careful writing to company bosses. You might just get what you ask for.

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Is your house an asset that you can count towards your freedom fund financial status – or should you put your own home to one side?

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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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