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Many homeowners will have a substantial amount of equity in their house as a result of soaring property prices. It may be possible to borrow against this, says Emma Lunn – although caution is needed.
Househunters will be asked to bid against one another to “win” a rental property if they use a property auction service that has recently launched in the UK.
Volvo’s decision to go solely electric could create an opportunity for canny buyers in the housing market, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
A new real-estate investment trust – the Supermarket Income Reit – looks like it might could provide the kind of asset-backed, secure income stream that would traditionally be in demand from pension funds.
You may already feel that you are insured to the hilt, but landlords’ insurance is one that you really can’t do without, says Sarah Moore.
Home ownership has fallen sharply as house prices have spiralled out of control. The reason behind it is clear, says John Stepek. And there’s only one way to fix it.