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Planning Ahead

One in seven older home owners planning to downsize in later life believe they will be unable to retire unless they move to a cheaper property, a survey has found…….

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Stamp Duty Certainty

Homeowners spend an average £12,693 in total on stamp duty as they move up the housing ladder, according to the latest research from Lloyds Bank.

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Round as a Pound?

The Treasury has set the deadline and there is now less than three months left to spend or bank the old round £1 coins as the new dodecagon (12-sided) version outnumbers the old coin for the first time since it was introduced in March.

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Gadget Nostalgia

The latest survey from My Home Move reveals that would-be first time buyers are nostalgic for stereo players, teas-maids and VHS recorders, wishing these items, once found in every home across Britain, would make a comeback.

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Holiday Saving Tips

Going on holiday can be an expensive period, with Car hire, travel insurance and money conversion fees the extras can soon mount up. So here are a few tips to help you avoid the excessive charges.

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If You Dont Ask, You Dont Get

It’s no secret that first time buyers are experiencing a difficult time in the property market, with rising house prices and a lack of affordable homes contributing to the growing problem. New research from Barclays Mortgages has revealed how those who bought for the first time in the last five years regret not negotiating prior to purchase…..

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House Price Growth

Average house prices in the UK have increased by 5.6% in the year to April 2017 (up from 4.5% in the year to March 2017) according to the Office for National Statistics. While up against March 2017, there has been a general slowdown in the annual growth rate since...

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Forecasts & Predictions

New research released by Barclays Bank, the Barclays UK Property Predictor, reveals the areas across the UK where house prices and rental incomes are expected to rise. The research uses factors including rental trends, employment levels and commuter behaviour as well as current house prices to create an index of property hotspots…………

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A Nation of Savers?

More than one in four (28 per cent) say they are saving less than this time last year.  This is compared with only one in five (20 per cent) who are saving more. The sharpest fall was among millennials, with a third (33 per cent) of those aged 25-34 saying they are...

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