Georgie Frost is joined by the team from Moneywise for their weekly catch-up. In this weeks editions they look at the pros and cons of living with older relatives as well as how parents can best save for their children's future. Plus we look at all the latest stats and poll results from the team have come across this week.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. On the agenda today, they discuss the big story - today is Black Friday. Estimates suggest we could spend as much as 2-billion pounds in today's sales - which would make it the biggest shopping day of the year. But are the deals as good as they seem? Elsewhere, we're raking up debt at the fastest rate since 2008. Plus, despite many campaigns, two-thirds of households are yet to change energy providers, while three-quarters of homeowners lose thousands of pounds every year by failing to switch their mortgage. All these stories and more on The News Review.
What do you look for when buying a house? Proximity to local transport? Location? Interior design? Despite the vast range of modern home innovations just over a tenth of us consider strong Wi-Fi a top priority whilst only 3% would look for hi-tech appliances. For more information, our reporter Tom Hill spoke to Carolanne Dieleman, from Stewart Milne Homes.
What does the Chancellor have in store for the housing market. We know that he's promised the building of tens of thousands of new affordable homes and plans to ban letting agents from imposing up-front fees. But what else can we expect today. Georgie was joined on the line by Russell Quirk CEO of eMoov.co.uk to find out.
One of the biggest issue facing landlords next year will be rent arrears with two thirds reportedly already owed back payments from tenants. And with rents predicted to rise faster than house prices over the next five years, this situation is only set to worsen. To find out why, our reporter Mary Newman spoke to James Davis, CEO and Founder of Upad.
Only 32,000 new homes were built in the year to March 2016, compared with 66,600 in the previous 12 months. Critics are calling on the government to do more to encourage house-building and affordable housing. They are waiting with baited breath for the Autumn Statement where the Chancellor will announce his new housing strategy. Our reporter Dan Goldsmith spoke to Sara Mahmoud, chief economist from Shelter, to find out more.
When buying a house, it's important to look at the area. We've heard that living near certain supermarkets impacts on prices. But what about cemeteries. Properties on streets bordering graveyards are on average nearly 25 per cent cheaper. To find out more, Georgie spoke to Jonny Stevens from HouseSimple.com.
Lindsay Cook and Vix Leyton get there gloves on and enter the ring Georgie to fight for your rights. This week, they talk about how the cost of renting and buying compares, how do you deal with those pesky emails from company’s asking you to assess their service, and who will get their golden glove award? Find out in this must listen.