Buying property guides

Expert advice and information to help you buy the right home for the next stage of your life.

  1. House prices: 8 ways to predict the next big property hot spots

    Top tips for finding a new neighbourhood ahead of the crowd, and moving in while prices are low.

    Top tips for finding a new neighbourhood ahead of the crowd, and moving in while prices ar...

  2. Understanding rental yield

    Get your head around rental yield with our no-nonsense guide.

    Get your head around rental yield with our no-nonsense guide....

  3. Interested in switching to an interest-only mortgage? The pros and cons explained

    As more interest-only deals come onto the market and more homebuyers enquire about them, we take a look at whether these mortgages offer a good deal.

    As more interest-only deals come onto the market and more homebuyers enquire about them, w...

  4. The all-important rule that could see you escape paying higher rates of Stamp Duty

    Nobody wants to fork out an extra 3% in Stamp Duty Land Tax when buying an additional home. The 'replacement of an only or main residence' rules could be a way out of it.

    Nobody wants to fork out an extra 3% in Stamp Duty Land Tax when buying an additional home...

  5. Is now the right time to invest in property?

    We take you through the issues you should consider before giving the green light.

    We take you through the issues you should consider before giving the green light....

  6. How to spot property with potential

    Looking to increase the value of your home? 12 ways you can make the most of your home's potential.

    Looking to increase the value of your home? 12 ways you can make the most of your home's p...

  7. The different financial impact of coronavirus on renters and homeowners

    Homeowners are coping better financially than renters during the coronavirus lockdown. This is despite the fact that both groups have seen their incomes hit by the pandemic.

    Homeowners are coping better financially than renters during the coronavirus lockdown. Thi...

  8. Understanding mortgage affordability: how much can I borrow?

    How much can I borrow for a mortgage? What factors affect how much I can borrow? And what are the risks of borrowing? We answer these questions and more.

    How much can I borrow for a mortgage? What factors affect how much I can borrow? And what ...

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