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Should I downsize or release equity?

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Downsizing and equity release are effective ways to fund your plans for later life, or to help a loved one onto the property ladder. They both have their pros and cons and the right option for you will depend on your own personal situation. Zoe Fellows, Associate Solicitor and Equity Release specialist, explains here why equity release may be right for you, and why more people are choosing this option opposed to downsizing.

Warner Goodman joins the Equity Release Council

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Equity release is an increasingly popular way for individuals to fund their retirement or help a loved one onto the property ladder. In recent years the practice has become more regulated in order to protect those releasing equity, namely with the introduction of the Equity Release Council (ERC) in 1991. We are delighted to have now joined the ERC; here Zoe Fellows, Equity Release specialist, explains more about why we have joined and how we can help you if you are considering equity release.

Should I still apply for a Help to Buy ISA?

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With Help to Buy ISAs set to be shut down on November 30th 2019, you may be wondering if it is still worth opening one. Here Zoe Fellows, Associate Solicitor in our Residential Conveyancing department, explains why Help to Buy ISAs are still a good way to get your foot in the door as a first time buyer, and the difference between a Help to Buy ISA and a Lifetime ISA.

Can I use equity release to buy a second property?

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If you own your current property and are over 55 years old (some schemes may apply different age requirements), you can release equity in order to buy a second property, or it may be more appropriate to consider re-mortgaging or a buy-to-let mortgage. Zoe Fellows, Equity Release specialist in our Fareham office, explains how you can do this and the factors you need to consider in order to proceed with the right decision for your own circumstances.

Five new Associates for growing law firm Warner Goodman LLP

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As well as two new Partners, the promotions continue for us here at Warner Goodman LLP as five new Associates are announced. The firm’s Residential Conveyancing team are well represented amongst those celebrations, as Lucy Smith, Genni Cooper...

First time buyers benefitting from equity release

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The number of people releasing equity in their homes is on the rise, and with it comes a rise in first time buyers who are using those funds to buy their first home. Zoe Fellows, equity release specialist in our Fareham office, reviews recent findings...

Should I release equity in my home?

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Equity release as a concept is not new, but equity release products are growing in popularity. The number of products on the market has doubled in the two years to August 2018, and lending through such schemes grew for the seventh consecutive year in...