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Making sure a selling price adds up for capital gains. Property investors must know the break-even figure to set the asking price and to negotiate with a prospective buyer who makes an offer Financial Advice, Latest Articles, Tax & Accountancy

House sellers need to do their sums before accepting an offer on a property investment to make sure the figures add up to pay any tax and settle the mortgage.

Property investors must know the break-even figure to set the asking price and to negotiate with a prospective buyer who makes an offer. Continue reading Making sure a selling price adds up for capital gains. Property investors must know the break-even figure to set the asking price and to negotiate with a prospective buyer who makes an offer


House prices still up 8.3% on last year despite slowdown. Latest Articles, Property Sales & Sourcing

The latest house price surveys confirm what everyone already knows – house prices are stuck in a rut and mortgage finance is drying up.

The latest house price figures released by the Communities and Local Government Department show prices were still 8.3% up for August 2010 compared with August the year before. Continue reading House prices still up 8.3% on last year despite slowdown.


Why up to 40% of your life insurance payout could end up in the hands of the tax man Estate Planning, Financial Advice, Latest Articles

If your net assets are worth over £325,000 when you die, any money that you leave to anybody other than your husband, wife or civil partner will be taxed at 40%. This includes payouts from your life insurance policy, regardless of whether you’ve made a Will or not. The solution, which is very simple and cost effective, involves completing just one relatively simple document. Continue reading Why up to 40% of your life insurance payout could end up in the hands of the tax man


Property investors to see 9.6% returns by end of 2010. Information acquired from various sources including Halifax, Nationwide, IMD and NAEA Latest Articles, Property Sales & Sourcing

The housing market seems to have shaken out the inflation excesses of the boom period of a few years ago.

Estate agents, builders and lenders are all reporting a stable level of activity, even though this may be constrained for property investors looking for profits from capital growth. Continue reading Property investors to see 9.6% returns by end of 2010. Information acquired from various sources including Halifax, Nationwide, IMD and NAEA


Bank of England pegs interest rate at record low yet again. That’s 18 months in a row but what does this mean for landlords? Latest Articles

Buy to let mortgage borrowers can breathe a sigh of relief for another month as the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has voted to keep the official bank rate steady at 0.5%.

The decision means the bank rate has remained at the record low of 0.5% for 18 consecutive months since March 2009. Continue reading Bank of England pegs interest rate at record low yet again. That’s 18 months in a row but what does this mean for landlords?


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