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?
Some REITs are trading at wide discounts to their net asset value, presumably on fears that Brexit will smash London.
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?
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.
In this guest post, Tejvan Pettinger of The Mortgage Blog explains why he thinks buying usually beats renting a home.
London property prices are now so high as to almost defy rational comment. Plus the week’s good reads.
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.
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.)
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…
New home owners shouldn’t get too smug about leaving their renting days behind. They’re effectively renting money from the bank!
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?
Why paying off your mortgage may be the best decision you ever made.
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.
High inflation is hear to stay, but the good news is mortgages are cheap. Carefully taking on debt is looking like a no brainer.
You know lots of people with houses worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, but probably a lot fewer with six-figure share portfolios. Why?
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 [...]