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60% of househunters say safety main concern

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If you’re looking to move home this year, there is a wealth of information available to help you find your perfect location.

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Blog: How far will property prices rise in 2014?

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Housing-market predictions are notoriously inaccurate, yet forecasters seem to agree values are likely to rise over the next 12 months. Writer Neil Faulkner asks by how much?

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Calculate your retirement income in five simple steps

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Three-quarters of people nearing retirement don’t know what income they can expect once they stop working. Here are five steps to work out your future retirement income.

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Can house price forecasts be trusted?

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Are house prices set to rise or fall? Money writer Neil Faulkner looks at whether property price predictions and forecasts can be trusted.

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Where to buy your next buy-to-let property

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Southampton, Blackpool and Hull top the list of the most promising areas to purchase a buy-to-let property, according to research by HSBC.

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Seven travel booking traps to avoid

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The OFT has issued a warning about misleading practices holiday companies use to trick travellers into spending more cash. Money journalist Neil Faulkner highlights the traps to look out for.

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Buy your second home with a 5% deposit

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It's possible to move home even if you can only scrape together a 5 per cent deposit, provided you shop around for a mortgage. Money journalist Neil Faulkner explains how.

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New OrSaveIt app encourages impulse saving

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New mobile phone app OrSaveIt aims to turn you from an impulse buyer into an impulse saver. Money journalist Neil Faulkner looks at how it works.

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Why you'll be poorer in retirement than you think

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Want £30,000 a year to live on when you retire? You'll need to save half a million pounds to fund it. Neil Faulkner explains why young people's retirement income expectations are flawed.

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Things you never thought to buy secondhand

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Neil Faulkner looks at goods you might not have thought to buy secondhand, but it’s definitely worth considering.

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Neil Faulkner

Neil Faulkner

Neil Faulkner waded his way through a mountain of claims as a paralegal before moving on to be an insurance consultant and claims manager. He is a long-term investor, and one-time property owner and landlord. He writes about property, investing, insurance, consumer issues, and helping people get out of debt misery.

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