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Mortgages & property

The future of property: Would you sell your home on Facebook?

Viewing a house, applying for a mortgage or making a property sale? There’s an app for that. Last week, Santander announced it would be bringing video link mortgage advice to...

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Are you a property boom winner…or did you lose out?

The rapid rise in house prices in the 1990s and early 2000s resulted in a £2.3 trillion windfall for homeowners – but how much you profited from the boom depends on when you...

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The risk of being a ‘secret’ landlord: what to do if you want to let out your home

Becoming a landlord is getting tougher, according to new data from lender Kent Reliance. A quarter of landlords who sought a loan in 2017 found it more difficult than previously....

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12 things buy-to-let landlords need to know in 2017

New data shows landlords are increasingly reluctant to buy property in recent months, following a raft of new regulations – but are you up-to-date with your obligations? Statistics from the Council of Mortgage Lenders...

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House prices back to pre-crisis values: what does it mean for you?

For the first time in a decade, average house prices in all but one region of England have returned to their pre-financial crisis levels, new data from the Land Registry...

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First-time buyers rejoice – 95% mortgages are surging

Mortgages for people with small deposits are surging at the moment, with almost 300 products to choose from – the highest number for this time of year since the 2008...

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Would you forego parking for £100 Uber credit?

Whether it’s Meerkat toys with your insurance or colour-changing spoons with your cereal, freebies are all the rage. Now, two new offers are looking to sweeten the deal for prospective...

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Ask an expert: ‘Should I offer the full asking price for a house?’

Every week, Which?’s money experts answer your financial queries. You can submit your questions to money-letters@which.co.uk, or via our Facebook or Twitter pages. Q. I’m looking to buy my first home,...

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One in five home buyers blow their budget

In a bid to secure their perfect property, one fifth of home-buyers spend more than their top budget, according to our new research. As part of the 2017 Which? Home...

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Should I fix my mortgage for 10 years?

HSBC has cut the rate on its 10-year fixed term mortgage, allowing borrowers to lock in a lower rate for a decade of repayments. But is it worth fixing your...

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