All things renting, buying and home improvement
While many people know that the Financial Service Compensation Scheme (FSCS) protect your money should your bank, building society or credit union fail, you may like to know more about the FSCS cover for mortgages.
If you really put your mind (and money) to it, you can get your mortgage paid off much earlier than planned
Finding which mortgage is right for you can be tricky. Esther Shaw's guide to the different types of mortgages on offer should help you navigate the mortgage maze.
Some are even saying that this could be the year that “Generation Rent” becomes “Generation Buy.” But first, you need to figure out which type of help will be best for you as you save to get on the property ladder.
If renting a home is leaving you with little money left over each month, or your flatmates are simply driving you mad, our Savvy Savers Guide to Renting may be the solution for you.
If you’re thinking of taking your first steps on to the property ladder, here are some expert tips that might help ensure you get off to the dream start. From finding and financing a property, to making that all-important offer.
Money journalist Esther Shaw explores whether or not the search for long-term security in fixed mortgages is the sensible option
Read Harriet Myer's guide for those of you saving for your first home. And don't forget to check any deposit money your saving is protected by the FSCS
More and more young people are staying at home – or going back there. Check out the pros and cons of renting your own place vs. sharing with your parents by Iona Bain
By deciding what type of legal home ownership structure is best for you – and anticipating problems – you can save a lot of time, money, heartache and stress, further down the line. Esther Shaw explains.
Buying a new home takes time, effort and loads of money. That’s why so many homeowners decide to improve rather than move.
Saving a deposit is just an important first step to home ownership. But to get that all-important mortgage offer, preparation is key.