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  • Age of first time buyers hits 38

    Steep house prices and the on-going shortage of mortgages mean more than six million Brits have given up on the idea of buying a home - but it's not all doom and gloom for fir

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 20 May 2011

  • What will happen to house prices?

    The stuttering housing market continues to struggle to make any real headway, according to the latest figures from house price analysts, but where does this leave buyers and s

    Jessica Bown

    Updated: 11 May 2011

  • Interest rates held but for how long?

    The Monetary Policy Committee today kept the Bank of England base rate unchanged at 0.5% - but many believe rates won't remain this low for much longer.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 05 May 2011

  • Renting versus buying: which is cheaper?

    Getting on the property ladder may be a challenge, but most of those who have managed it currently enjoy much lower monthly costs than people who are renting.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 03 May 2011

  • How to get ahead of rate rises

    This time last month, it seemed a foregone conclusion that interest rates would finally start to rise in May.  The soaring cost of living was putting increasing pressure

    Laura Howard

    Updated: 27 April 2011

  • Choosing a mortgage: fixed or variable?

    The Bank of England base rate may have been held at 0.5% for the 25th consecutive month in April, but there's no escaping the fact that the clock is ticking, and a rise could

    Laura Howard

    Updated: 14 April 2011

  • How long should you fix your mortgage?

    The Monetary Policy Committee meets on Thursday to decide whether or not to raise interest rates, and those wanting to protect themselves from potentially higher mortgage paym

    Laura Howard

    Updated: 31 March 2011

  • Which home improvements boost your property's value?

    The housing market may be showing signs of improvement - according to Nationwide house prices rose 0.5% in March - but if you are planning on selling your home it makes sense

    Felicity Hannah

    Updated: 31 March 2011

  • Five ways to beat the banks

    You work hard for your money, so when you put it in the bank, you want to know it is working as hard as possible for you.

    Jessica Bown

    Updated: 30 March 2011

  • More help for first-time buyers

    Tight lending restrictions combined with steep property prices have made it almost impossible for many first time buyers to get on the first rung of the property ladder - but

    Laura Howard

    Updated: 25 March 2011

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