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Inflation and mortgage rates beware a rise

News & Views, Property

If you are looking to mortgage or have a fixed-rate due to end, rises in inflation and rates could cause you concern. Peter McGahan explains why.

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Property investment

Property

Peter McGahan explains why property investment needs careful management to stand the best chance of positive returns. ...

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Could renting suit your lifestyle in retirement

Property

Are you retiring this year? According to calculations by Legal and General* more than 500,000 people will reach retirement age this...

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Save on your bills and maintenance by downsizing and renting in 2020

Property

Boiler trouble, damp and water damage are just some of the maintenance headaches you could avoid by downsizing in retirement. Jamie Turnbull explains how.

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The social factor of living in a retirement development

Property

Retirement communities can help beat social isolation among older people and also provide a renewed sense of belonging and self esteem for...

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Avoid stamp duty costs by downsizing and renting

Property

If you intend to downsize in 2020 and avoid paying stamp duty, renting could be an attractive option....

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Exclusive active living for the over-55s

Property, Sponsored

In a much sought-after corner of Cheshire, an exclusive new residential development is redefining active living for the over-55s. Welcome to Sanctuary Wilmslow.

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Property investment fund opportunity?

Property

Property funds have been under the spotlight for some time but with continued Brexit uncertainty do opportunities bring value for money?...

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Assured tenancy vs assured shorthold tenancy – what’s the difference?

Property

Jamie Turnbull looks at issues facing people who want to downsize and rent on the open market. This month, he explains the difference...

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The health benefits of retiring by the sea

Property

Winter sun or fresh sea air? Both rank highly for Brits who are considering a move in their retirement. Here, Jamie Turnbull looks at the potential health benefits of retiring by the sea.

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Release equity in your home to spend on family and retirement

Property

Unlocking capital from your home can help you get on with living and enjoying your retirement, writes Gillian Girling....

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Moving back to the UK after living abroad

Property

Inflated property prices are a barrier to expats wanting to return the UK, but buying is not the best or only option explains Gillian...

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Moving house – top tips for a stress free move

Property

The stress of moving house is a path few a keen to tread too often. Here, Gillian Girling offers some useful tips to ensure your house move runs as smooth as clockwork.

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Mortgages if you’re approaching retirement age

Property

The property market is set for a period of change, writes Ruban Selvanayagam, and it looks set to present more choice to those in or...

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Here’s why you need to pay off your mortgage before retirement

Property

Financial responsibility now is the way towards a happy retirement in the future. Follow these steps to pay off your mortgage sooner rather...

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Pay off your mortgage?

Property

Before paying off your mortgage, Peter McGahan says look at what other debts you might have such as credit cards and unsecured loans where the monthly cost is greater.

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Lopsided boat of property investing

Property

Normal conditions mean a normal return, but these are not normal times says Peter McGahan as he outlines the risk of pinning all your hope...

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Why more people want to downsize when they retire

Property

How rental could be the alternative to spending retirement rattling around in a large home and having the worry and expense of its upkeep....

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Why rent instead of buy?

Property

Renting may not suit everyone, but it’s growing in popularity and more retired people could step off off the property ladder and join ‘Generation Rent’, writes Gillian Girling.

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Mortgage: Two or five years fixed rate

Property

If you are considering taking out a fixed-rate mortgage in the coming months, consider how a hard Brexit could impact your pocket. ...

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There’s a gite for every budget

Property

Stewart Andersen considers the French gite market and property opportunities for Brits interested in value for money and rental potential....

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Better mortgages can give you a day off work!

Property

When was the last time you assessed the value of your mortgage? Remember to shop around, fees are different, as are rates – and the benefits of mortgage efficiency very attractive indeed!

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Downsizing? Five questions to ask yourself first

Property

Whether you plan to downsize to a park home or any other kind of property, here are the five necessary steps to consider prior to your...

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Head to Malaga to breathe cleaner air in your second home

Property

Overseas property expert Stewart Andersen looks at second home options offered on Taylor Wimpey Espana's new development at La Reserva de...

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How to choose an architect?

Property

Loft conversions, building extensions or renovating a buy-to-let? Tina Patel has tips on where to start when choosing an architect.

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5 key people you need when selling land or property

Property

When it comes to dealing in property if your gut says someone is not the right person to represent you, then listen to that feeling says...

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House price imperfect storm

Property

Peter McGahan examines how buy-to-let landlords are being hit by new borrowing rules pushing the market down by 17% year on year. ...

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Why this is looking like an excellent time to consider buying a property in France

Property

Stewart Andersen says market conditions and price stability make 2018 an attractive year to invest in property in France.

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House prices? Should I stay or should I go?

Property

At a time when you may be questioning whether or not to move on or invest in a second property, Peter McGahan outlines the arguments for...

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The hidden expense of buying new property

Property

Average Britons spend £10,000 on upgrades in the first five years of living in a new property, writes Stewart Andersen....

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Investing in buy-to-let for extra retirement income

Property

Buy-to-let mortgages have been back in the news recently, on the one hand, there has been a plethora of tax changes which have affected landlord finances, whilst on the other hand there have been some excellent investment returns.

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Homebuyers don’t understand property surveys and reports

Property

YouGov survey identifies homebuyers' lack of understanding regarding property surveys and reports....

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Gifting your property to your children

Property

Jill Rushton, Associate and Probate Solicitor at, Stephensons, explains how to gift property to children and minimise your exposure to...

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Watch the rain….not the jelly

Property

Remorgaging up by 24%, buy-to-let down 60% year on year, Peter McGahan takes a pragmatic look at effect Brexit and a hung Parliament has had on the housing market.

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The £3420 buy to let mortgage imprisonment

Property

Peter McGahan examines how the buy to let investment market has become a nightmare for those who borrowed to top up their purchase....

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The dos and don’ts of downsizing

Property

Sarah Gazard reveals how best to downsize your property in later life and highlights the pitfalls to be wary of....

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Pensions or property? The big debate

Property

Most people think that pensions are boring and that property is glamorous, but which one will give you the return you want when planning for your retirement?

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Safe as houses?

Property

Steve Wanless considers the impact of Brexit negotiations on the UK House Price Index and finds those looking to turn quick profit on...

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Post Brexit – Europe still a good investment bet

Property

Laura Henderson, of Abode2, reveals Europe still offers good overseas property opportunities for savvy British investors. ...

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Future Prophesies

Property

What are the financial implications of Brexit on your savings and future financial security. Steve Wanlessof WWFP seeks out the answers.

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Old housing issues

Property

Ronan Marrion reveals how an inflated property market and a shortage of suitable housing is preventing more older people from downsizing. ...

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Guiding hand on the mortgage ladder

Property

Low value products and an over-inflated property market - why would anyone apply for a mortgage without the help of an IFA?...

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The property market place just won’t go away

Property

Steve Wanless examines the inflated UK property market and suggests middle aged and baby boomer ‘hoarders’ are to blame.

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Buying a mobile home in France

Property

Daniel Johnson examines why mobile could be better than bricks and mortar when considering a property investment abroad. ...

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Property abroad: How to make the most of a weak euro

Property

Jordan Tilley looks at overseas property purchasing and how to avoid the stress and cost of exchange rates....

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Property: Not “dead” money

Property

There is growing evidence that the UK’s love affair with property-ownership may be on the wane.

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Playing the equity card

Property

Steve Wanless looks at the fallout of the Mortgage Market Review and how it has drastically reduced the home-owning pensioners' options....

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Home, sweet home

Property

Steve Wanless examines the bouyant housing market but cautions against putting all your eggs in one basket if you are looking to invest...

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Timeshare: When your needs change

Property

Understanding what your timeshare is worth is crucial to whether you sell up or convert to points when your needs change.

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Top 5 considerations before retiring abroad

Property

Jordan Tilley reveals five issues that are often overlooked when people plan to retire abroad ...

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Under a Croatian Sun

Living Abroad

Anthony Stancomb tells how he gave up the rat race and moved to Croatia ... and reintroduced cricket!...

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Keep cool in fashionable Reykjavik

Living Abroad

From cool outdoor pursuits, to adventures in the city, discover the delights of Iceland’s capital.

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