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Have you been a property winner or loser in 2014?

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House prices cooled in the second half of the year thanks to tougher lending rules. But the property market should get a boost from new stamp duty reforms.

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How to protect yourself against gazumpers

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A survey shows almost a quarter of homeowners have been gazumped by rival buyers at some point. So how can you avoid being outbid at the last minute?

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Top tips if you're leaving your home alone this Christmas

Top tips if you're leaving your Home Alone this Christmas

Christmas is one of the busiest times of year for burglars, so we asked a little friend of ours for his top tips if you're planning on leaving your home alone over the festive period.

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How to get your home ready for winter

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With winter already making itself felt, now is the time to have a look around the exterior of your property and make sure it’s in good shape ahead of the worst weather.

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80% of sellers overestimate home value

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Media hype around London's house price boom has led sellers elsewhere in the UK to think their homes are worth more than they really are, finds new research.

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Protect your home this Halloween

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It's not only the living dead that you have to worry about on Halloween. Here are some simple ways to protect your home from opportunistic thieves.

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Millions unprepared for rising mortgage bills

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With an increase in interest rates looming, a new study shows that many people won’t be able to cope with the extra expense. We explain how to prepare.

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Avoid these clichés if you want to sell your home

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If you’re selling a property, some well-worn phrases are guaranteed to put buyers on their guard. We explain how to get your home’s marketing right.

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What parents will do for a good school

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With one in 10 parents willing to pay more than £50,000 for a house in a good school catchment area, we look at some alternative methods parents have used.

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Lloyds cuts mortgage borrowing cap

  •  05 Aug, 2014
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The country's largest home-buying lender has reduced the amount of money people can borrow under the landmark Government scheme designed to stimulate mortgage activity.

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