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 [...]
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!
Are UK house prices going to stay elevated compared to their old incomes or rent measures, and why does it matter?
The new FirstBuy scheme will help first-time buyers get on the housing market, by giving them access to a new £250 million fund.
The house price predictions for 2011 are mainly for modest 1-2% falls, although a couple of bears expect double digit declines. Nobody expects prices to rocket.
In this guest post, Rick Todd of Expat Investing considers whether buying a property overseas is a good decision, or just a complication on the otherwise blue horizons.
Stamp duty for first-time buyers was scrapped in the budget, provided they contain themselves to spending less than £250,000. Easy, unless you live near London.
First time buyers will pay no stamp duty on houses up to £250,000, but spending £1 million costs more