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by Alexander Beard, on Nov 13, 2019 9:53:01 AM

As you grow older, one of the things you might be most concerned about is the entire value of your home disappearing on paying care home fees. Care from the …

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by Alexander Beard, on Oct 9, 2018 11:12:11 AM

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 …

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by Alexander Beard, on May 22, 2017 11:00:55 AM

The latest figures from the housing market suggest that the Midlands is currently the hottest area for property, with price rises outstripping even those seen in the traditional hotspots further …

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by Alexander Beard, on Mar 8, 2017 10:18:57 AM

Recent figures suggest that house prices are set to slow during 2017. Property prices grew by 5.7% in the year to the end of January, slower than the annual growth …

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by Alexander Beard, on Dec 19, 2016 9:54:20 AM

Downsizing during your retirement years is something many people consider. Moving to a smaller property can cut down on maintenance and utility costs and if your new home is cheaper …

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by Alexander Beard, on Aug 8, 2016 9:36:01 AM

The changes to inheritance tax that were introduced in the 2015 Budget will soon come into effect, with some becoming the law as early as April 2017. With less than …

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by Alexander Beard, on Apr 18, 2016 9:43:38 AM

Sales of luxury property in London have seen a considerable slump following Chancellor George Osborne’s sharp increase to stamp duty. Property industry observers have given warnings that the situation is …

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by Alexander Beard, on Sep 11, 2015 11:57:30 AM

According to HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) policy paper, ‘Restricting Financial Cost Relief for Individual Landlords’ it’s not just mortgage interest to which the change in tax relief applies. As …

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by Alexander Beard, on Aug 11, 2015 1:46:50 PM

A major shake-up of the buy-to-let housing market could be about to take place, after the Chancellor announced plans to change mortgage tax relief for landlords. In his Summer Budget …

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by Alexander Beard, on Feb 9, 2015 3:50:40 PM

A large majority of British expatriates living in the US tend to have left some form of financial asset back home. This article aims to discuss some of the more common …

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by Alexander Beard, on Dec 16, 2014 12:13:18 PM

Figures released recently in the Home Builders Federation’s (HBF) latest Housing Pipeline report show that planning permissions for 56,647 homes were granted in England in Q2 of this year – …

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by Alexander Beard, on Dec 15, 2014 11:06:07 AM

Settling on the perfect mortgage for you and your family can be a difficult task. How do you decide on which of the current offers will benefit you the most? …

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