The Great Property Debate

  • New insurance agreement for flood-risk homes: what it means for you
    on 15 July 2013

    New insurance agreement for flood-risk homes: what it means for you

    Guest blogger Ian Crowder of the AA looks at the new insurance agreement for flood-risk homes
  • Downsizing vs assisted living: how to work out which is best for you
    on 11 June 2012

    Downsizing vs assisted living: how to work out which is best for you

    More and more of us will be relying on our properties to help fund our retirement. Guest blogger Robin King runs through the pros and cons of two ways of doing this: downsizing and assisted-living properties.
  • Mortgage of the Week
    on 22 August 2011

    Mortgage of the Week

    Each week, lovemoney.com's resident mortgage broker Tim Wilson highlights his favourite mortgage of the week, and who it will appeal to.
  • The long-term vs short-term fixed mortgage dilemma
    on 01 October 2010

    The long-term vs short-term fixed mortgage dilemma

    Does it make more sense to go for a short-term fixed rate, and shop around for a cheaper deal in a couple of years, or secure a decent rate for the long term?
  • Should you pay a fee for a decent mortgage?
    on 23 September 2010

    Should you pay a fee for a decent mortgage?

    Some of the best mortgages in the market carry huge product fees. Is it worth paying a high fee in order to secure a competitive mortgage rate?
  • Should you go for an offset mortgage?
    on 13 August 2010

    Should you go for an offset mortgage?

    Offset mortgages can shave thounsands of pounds off your mortgage, as well as cutting the eventual mortgage term, but are they worth the premium you'll pay for them?
  • Are interest-only mortgages evil?
    on 03 June 2010

    Are interest-only mortgages evil?

    With lenders ditching them or making them much tougher to get hold of, is there still a place for the interest-only mortgage?
  • Should you buy in the UK or overseas?
    on 07 May 2010

    Should you buy in the UK or overseas?

    If you're looking to invest in property, are you best off putting that money into a British property or buying abroad?
  • Is now a good time to buy for first-time buyers?
    on 23 April 2010

    Is now a good time to buy for first-time buyers?

    The Stamp Duty threshold may have been raised to £250,000, but are the conditions right for first-time buyers to get onto the property ladder?
  • Should you get a fixed rate or a tracker?
    on 16 April 2010

    Should you get a fixed rate or a tracker?

    With interest rates languishing at record lows, is now the time to take advantage with a tracker, or go for the safe option of a fixed rate?
  • The biggest property waste of time?
    on 22 March 2010

    The biggest property waste of time?

    Home Information Packs were added to the housebuying process a couple of years ago, promising to make things quicker and more transparent, though debate continues over just what difference they have made.
  • Should you use a mortgage broker?
    on 15 March 2010

    Should you use a mortgage broker?

    When you are hunting for a new mortgage, should you use a broker or go direct to the lender?
  • Should you use an estate agent?
    on 01 March 2010

    Should you use an estate agent?

    When the time comes to sell your property, should you rely on an estate agent or do it yourself?
  • Property vs. Pensions
    on 18 February 2010

    Property vs. Pensions

    How should you prepare for your retirement? Should you put your money into a pension, or should you rely on the house price growth of your property to pay for you in your dotage?

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The Great Property Debate

Few topics divide opinion as much as property. Each week this blog will feature two property experts arguing the toss over a different aspect of the housing market. Here's your opportunity to take on the experts and share your opinions too!

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