It’s not difficult to see why Briton’s find buying a property abroad so attractive. High house prices, a temperamental climate and long working hours in the UK can make buying a property abroad seem like a highly desirable option.
Long Read: What’s a better way to help my grandchildren through university?
As autumn approaches many students are preparing to start university for the first time. For most, this will mean leaving the place they grew up in behind as they embark on a life far from their home comforts.
The rise of ‘staycation’ buy-to-lets
Since the Brexit vote, ‘staycations’ have become increasingly popular. This is unsurprising – for many people, going to the bureau de change has become an uncomfortable experience of seeing their hard-earned pounds transformed into a pitiful equivalent of euros or US dollars.
UK properties slower to sell than a year ago
The housing market has slowed down significantly. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has reported that whereas last year a home typically took 16 weeks to be sold, the average time is now about 18 weeks.
Can I use equity release to pay for care?
It’s one of the scary things about growing old, isn’t it? We’re all living longer, thanks to medical science but does that mean more of us are going to end up in a care home, struggling to find the means to pay for it?
Over 60s are jumping off the property ladder. Here’s why…
In 2007, there were 254,000 older people living in private rented accomodation. If things continue the way they’re going, they estimate that over a third of those over 60 will be privately renting by 2040.
Is the bank of Mum and Dad ‘feeling the pinch’?
‘The bank of Mum and Dad’ will lend enough money to the next generation of UK homeowners in 2018 to make it the equivalent of a top 10 Mortgage Lender.
Help to Buy ISA – how have they done?
Recent government statistics have revealed that the Help to Buy ISA scheme is helping first-time buyers to get on the property ladder three years earlier than they otherwise would.
One for the kids? – If they’re saving for a home, check they’re making the most of the Lifetime ISA
Saving for a home through a Help To Buy ISA or know someone who is? There is a planning opportunity which could boost your savings.
The upsides and downsides of downsizing
If your family has grown up and flown the nest, it’s likely that you’ve at least thought about downsizing your home