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Mortgages & property

Autumn Budget 2017: stamp duty abolished for most first-time buyers

Aspiring homeowners will be given a much-needed boost after Chancellor Philip Hammond announced he will abolish stamp duty for all first-time buyers on properties up to £300,000. The government has...

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Autumn Budget 2017: stamp duty and building reforms shake up housing sector

Which? assesses the key property-related announcements in today's autumn statement, including the intention to abolish stamp duty for some first-time buyers

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Could you gift your child a house deposit?

Which? analyses research which suggests more than a third of people can't or won't offer financial help to aid their child in buying a home.

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Over-55s equity release mortgage offered by Nationwide

Over-55s own properties worth around £1.8trn – and a new product from Nationwide may let them to tap into that wealth. But how does it work – and is it...

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Buy-to-let mortgage rates and deals for landlords: how have they changed?

Last month’s base rate hike has been felt across the mortgage market, with buyers facing higher interest rates – but how has the buy-to-let sector been affected? On 1 November,...

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Should you sell your home at auction?

Which? looks at whether homeowners struggling to sell should consider going to auction, as a luxury agent unveils plans to bring in auction services.

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Base rate hike: are fixed rate mortgages the best deal?

Which? looks at the impact of the Bank of England base rate change on the short and long term fixed-rate deals being offered by mortgage lenders.

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Can first-time buyers snag an ‘affordable’ home?

Around 41,000 new homes were built under the government’s affordable housing drive last year – but less than 11,000 were put on the market for buyers, the second-lowest figure on...

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£10m a month handed out in stamp duty refunds

Which? explains how more than £10m has been handed out in refunds to people who have been caught up in paying additional rates of stamp duty.

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Failed house sales cost movers £1,000

Which? assesses a new government-commissioned survey that reveals the true extent and cost of house sales being delayed or falling through.

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