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Ashley Shepherd is the founder and managing director at Over50choices. With over 30 years’ experience in financial services, he has held senior roles in building societies, banks and insurance companies.

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How much is stamp duty on a house? Image
05th Aug 2020

How much is stamp duty on a house?

The amount of stamp duty you pay on property depends on the purchase price. Usually property valued up to £125,000 is tax free whereas property valued between £125,001 and £250,000 is taxed at 2%. However, this has now changed with the recent introduction of the stamp duty holiday.

How much is my house worth? Image
22nd Apr 2018

How much is my house worth?

How much is my house worth? ndash; discussing it, researching it and finding out the answer is practically a national pastime for any homeowner.nbsp;And for good reason, too. Over the years, your home has almost certainly increased appreciably in value.nbsp;

Mortgages for the over 50s Image
26th Sep 2016

Mortgages for the over 50s

As you move into your 50s, however, applying for a mortgage or a remortgage may involve different considerations

No more Stamp Duty on properties worth less than £500,000? Image
13th Sep 2014

No more Stamp Duty on properties worth less than £500,000?

You see stamp duty is just too big an earner for the government, so cutting this form of tax to this level would cost them and us, the tax payer, over pound;4bn

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