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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Playing the equity card

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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11th Mar 2015
Steve Wanless
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Home, sweet home

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

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19th Feb 2015
Steve Wanless
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Timeshare: When your needs change

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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10th Dec 2014
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It runs in the family

Tony Page looks at the evolving retirement village market with a visit to Audley Mote House in Maidstone, Kent.

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29th Sep 2014
Anthony Page
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The property game

Steve Wanless examines the value of property and cautions against making a rash financial investment that will haunt you.

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12th Sep 2014
Steve Wanless


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