How to turn high house prices into cash you can spend

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Stock market shocks, disappointing pension plan performance and relatively robust house prices combined to boost demand from older homeowners for equity release schemes by more than 11pc last year. Rising numbers of people are reaching retirement with their personal finances in disarray, as demonstrated by the fact that nearly a fifth of pensioners who […]

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High house prices make Britain’s young put home ownership before marriage

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

High house prices and low mortgage availability mean more than a quarter of young people regard buying a home as a bigger commitment than getting married, according to Halifax. But lawyers warn that people who are keener to get on the property ladder than they are to walk down the wedding aisle may be making […]

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House prices: Warren Buffett bets on recovery

| November 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Five years after house prices began to fall in America – and more than two decades after the biggest property bubble ever burst in Japan – Warren Buffett, one of the most successful investors in the world, is betting on recovery. Fortunately for British investors keen to gain some exposure to international real estate, […]

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House prices fall faster outside London but double-digit increases continue in the capital

| November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

House prices fell by 1.2pc over the last three months, doubling the downward trend which Britain’s biggest mortgage lender blames on “the weak economic background”  but estate agents continue to report double-digit increases in London house prices. Halifax calculates the national average house price fell by 0.7pc last month to £158,426 or 1.7pc lower than […]

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House prices, granny flats and the boomerang generation

| November 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Government plans to relax planning laws will make it easier to build extensions to provide so-called ‘granny flats’ or – at the other end of the age spectrum – self-contained accommodation for the ‘boomerang generation’ who cannot afford homes of their own. Either proposition may make sense from the point of view of using […]

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Will ‘mansion tax’ do to house prices what Gordon Brown did to pensions?

| October 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Could Liberal Democrat plans to raise taxes on property repeat the damage Labour did when it attacked pension funds 15 years ago? With house prices at current levels, that question may seem far-fetched. But it is precisely because bricks and mortar have been the best-performing asset for most people during a dismal decade for […]

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Will higher taxes hit house prices?

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Estate agents are divided about whether higher taxes will hit house prices, with experts disagreeing about the impact of increased Stamp Duty and the proposed mansion tax. New research suggests the global wealthy are not much bothered by Stamp Duty at 5pc on properties priced at more than £1m or 7pc above £2m – even […]

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House prices could plunge if 200,000 ‘serious flood risk’ properties become uninsurable

| September 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Torrential rain should focus minds on the risk that hundreds of thousands of homes could become uninsurable and thus unmortgageable – causing house prices to plunge – in less than one year’s time, housing and insurance experts claim. Even homes in locations that flood frequently can currently obtain buildings and contents cover as a result […]

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House prices 70pc plunge prompts Brits to go ‘schadenfreude shopping’ for second homes in eurozone

| September 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Plunging house prices in some parts of the eurozone are prompting rising numbers of Brits to go ‘schadenfreude shopping’ for second homes on the continent. While squeamish souls may feel it is wrong to take pleasure or profits from others’ distress, hardnosed homebuyers with sterling to spend can benefit from a double-whammy created by […]

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Zuora Launches Z-Finance, the World's First Finance Application Built for the Subscription Economy

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Wall Street closes lower after rally as oil prices dropReuters Stocks fell on Monday in light trading after a rally that drove the SP 500 last week to its highest level in nearly …

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