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Could you gift your child a house deposit?

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 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?

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?

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?

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?

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

£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

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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Bank of England increases base rate to 0.5%

Bank of England increases base rate to 0.5%

Which? analyses how the Monetary Policy Committee's decision to increase the Bank of England base rate to 0.5% could impact on savers and homeowners.

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Ban on letting agent fees introduced as draft bill

Ban on letting agent fees introduced as draft bill

Which? responds to the government announcing it will bring its proposed letting agent fees ban to parliament in the form of a new draft bill.

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