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Mortgage: Two or five years fixed rate

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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2nd Oct 2018
Peter McGahan
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Top tips when planning a house move

The euphoria of completing on a house sale can be overshadowed by unforeseen expense incurred in a move - especially if you miscalculate your insurance cover.

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21st Sep 2018
50connect editorial
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Equity release costs to increase?

Many equity release lenders are exposed by the underlying negative equity guarantee and may well have to increase their costings to cover themselves, writes Peter McGahan.

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31st Aug 2018
Peter McGahan
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Better mortgages can give you a day off work!

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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26th Jul 2018
Peter McGahan
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There's a gite for every budget

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

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25th Jul 2018
Stewart Andersen
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Downsizing? Five questions to ask yourself first

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 move.

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30th May 2018
50connect editorial
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Head to Malaga to breathe cleaner air in your second home

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

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10th Apr 2018
Stewart Andersen
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How to choose an architect?

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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5th Apr 2018
50connect editorial
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5 key people you need when selling land or 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 Alex Harrington-Griffin.

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6th Mar 2018
50connect editorial
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House price imperfect storm

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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19th Feb 2018
Peter McGahan
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Why this is looking like an excellent time to consider buying a property in France

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

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15th Feb 2018
Stewart Andersen
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House prices? Should I stay or should I go?

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 and against.

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1st Feb 2018
Peter McGahan
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The hidden expense of buying new 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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29th Nov 2017
Stewart Andersen
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Investing in buy-to-let for extra retirement income

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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26th Oct 2017
50connect editorial
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Homebuyers don't understand property surveys and reports

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

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24th Aug 2017
50connect editorial
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Gifting your property to your children

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

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22nd Aug 2017
50connect editorial
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Finance > Property

Watch the rain….not the jelly

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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10th Jul 2017
Peter McGahan
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The £3420 buy to let mortgage imprisonment

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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20th Apr 2017
Peter McGahan
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The dos and don'ts of downsizing

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

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5th Jan 2017
50connect editorial
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Pensions or property? The big debate

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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3rd Nov 2016
Steve Wanless
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Safe as houses?

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

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25th Oct 2016
Steve Wanless
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Post Brexit - Europe still a good investment bet

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

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2nd Sep 2016
Laura Henderson
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Future Prophesies

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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19th May 2016
Steve Wanless
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Top 5 considerations before retiring abroad

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

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21st Mar 2016
Gareth Hargreaves
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Old housing issues

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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11th Nov 2015
Ronan Marrion
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Guiding hand on the mortgage ladder

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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8th Jul 2015
Steve Wanless
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The property market place just won’t go away

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

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7th May 2015
Steve Wanless
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Buying a mobile home in France

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

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29th Apr 2015
Gareth Hargreaves
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Property abroad: How to make the most of a weak euro

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

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20th Apr 2015
50connect editorial
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Finance > Property

Property: Not "dead" money

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

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20th Mar 2015
Steve Wanless


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