Today's the day you sort out your mortgage


Are you muddled about mortgages?

Is it ever worth paying the early repayment charge?

Mortgage rates have been slashed to historically low levels. But if you're currently tied into a high interest deal, is it worth paying to get out of it? Read more.

Help! My tenant won't pay the rent

If your tenant suddenly stops paying the rent, don't let panic set in. We highlight what your rights are and what you should do. Read more.

Six questions to ask about your mortgage

It's important to get the best rate when you are taking out a mortgage, but it's not the only aspect to consider – make sure you ask these six questions to avoid getting caught out. Read more.


Welcome kids back home and pay off your mortgage quicker

Having adult children back living with you could not only help them save money, but it could help you pay off your mortgage too. We show you how. Read more.

Mortgages: Should you go with a building society or a bank?

With building societies capitalising on the fallout from banking scandals, should you go with them when taking out a mortgage? Read more.

Tesco mortgages: Are they any good?

Tesco is branching out to offer mortgages as part of its bid to become a fully fledged financial provider, but are the deals tempting enough for borrowers? Read more.

How low will mortgage rates go?

A new government scheme is expected to make the mortgage market extra competitive in the coming months, but doubts are already being raised about whether it will reach the neediest buyers. Read more.

The top ten first-time buyer mistakes

If you're taking your first step onto the property ladder, make sure you don't trip at the first hurdle and fall foul of these ten mistakes. Read more.

Is now the time to buy a Eurozone property?

Our neighbours on the continent continue to despair over their finances, but does this mean there's an opportunity for the British bargain hunter? Read more.

Sniffing out the latest news

Halifax: Homeloans 'most affordable for 15 years'

New homeowners would need to use a quarter of their take home pay to cover a typical mortgage says Halifax – making homes more affordable than at any time in the past 15 years. Read more.

Average Brit to owe £52K on mortgage when they retire

More than 400,000 people will retire over the next 30 years still owing substantial amounts on their home loans, says new research. Read more.

Selling? Clean your kid's room - it could save you £8K

A new study has revealed untidy rooms can lower the value of properties by 5% - more than four in five Brits would be put off buying a home with a messy bedroom. Read more.

Santander to raise its SVR in October

The Spanish owned bank is increasing rates for borrowers on its SVR from October in a move that will add hundreds of pounds to customers' annual repayments. Read more.

First-time buyer mortgages fall by a third

The number of home loans to help first-time buyers get onto the property ladder has fallen sharply in recent months, new figures show. Read more.


Mortgage lending at highest level since November 2011

Gross mortgage lending increased to £12.7 billion in July, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders. Read more.

Who tops the property Premier League table?

The value of properties close to Premier League grounds has risen by 137% over the past decade, but properties near Chelsea and Fulham are the least affordable. Read more.

First-time buyers priced out as house prices outpace pay rises

Steep rises make it difficult for first-time buyers to get a foot on the housing ladder. Read more.

HSBC's record breaking five-year fix off the market

Britain's largest bank sparked a price-war with its sub-3% five-year fix, but borrowers only have until the end of the day if they want to apply for the deal. Read more.

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