Are you muddled about mortgages?

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.

Why now's the time to fix your mortgage

Fixed-rate mortgages are at rock bottom levels, making it a great time to lock in while you still can. We find the best deals. Read more.

Sniffing out the latest news

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.

House prices remain broadly stable, but trouble lies ahead

Figures from the Office for National Statistics have shown UK house prices have risen slightly over the past year. But conflicting figures show prices are tumbling. Read more.

Wealthy homebuyers boost mortgage numbers

While there was a 12% increase in demand for mortgages in July, this was fuelled by wealthy homeowners - not the much-needed first-time buyers, says survey. Read more.

First-time buyers benefit as lending conditions improve

More first-time buyers continue to follow their dreams of homeownership, which is helping to sustain the property market, new statistics from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) suggest. Read more.

Fewer homes repossessed as homeowners take action

Figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show fewer homes were repossessed in the second quarter of this year, while the number of mortgages in arrears remained flat. Read more.

Landlords flock to snap up rental property

Buy-to-let mortgages are on the rise as savers look to property to bring them an income from an increasing number of renters and more mortgages are available at better rates than before. Read more.

 

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