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Cathy Hudson

Cathy Hudson

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Cathy is a freelance journalist specialising in money, property, smart homes and technology. She is also a Homes Under the Hammer superfan.

Latest articles by Cathy Hudson

20 articles written by this author

Aviva equity release review

Find out how Aviva equity release works, including how its lifetime mortgages can help you release cash and the safeguards in place to limit the potential downsides, in our guide.

Cathy Hudson 15 September 2020
Aviva equity release review

Equity release options for under-55s

If you’re under 55 and can’t access products such as lifetime mortgages and home reversion plans, read our in-depth guide on ways to release equity from your home.

Cathy Hudson 15 September 2020
Equity release options for under-55s

Property flipping

Our comprehensive guide to property flipping gives you all the information you need to make a profit, from finding the right property to the costs you need to consider.

Cathy Hudson 24 February 2020
Property flipping

Buying repossessed property

How to buy a repossessed property and what the risks and benefits are. Plus, where to look for properties, buying at auction and issues to look out for.

Cathy Hudson 3 February 2020
Buying repossessed property

DIY conveyancing

Detailed guide to DIY conveyancing, including what checks you need to make, the searches you need to carry out and when you’re better off employing a professional.

Cathy Hudson 3 February 2020
DIY conveyancing

What is a deed of trust and why do you need one?

We explain what a deed of trust is used for and how it ensures that all joint owners of a property get their fair share of the proceeds if it’s sold.

Cathy Hudson 3 February 2020
What is a deed of trust and why do you need one?

Giving property to children

A comprehensive guide to giving property to children, including if it’s your home or an investment property. We explain when they will need to pay inheritance tax on it.

Cathy Hudson 20 January 2020
Giving property to children

Exchange of contracts

Exchange of contracts is when a property transaction becomes legally binding but what does it involve and what do the various parties need to do to get to that point?

Cathy Hudson 20 January 2020
Exchange of contracts

Renting commercial property

What you need to know to rent the best commercial property for you and secure a lease on the best possible terms. Plus, learn how the process works and what experts you need.

Cathy Hudson 17 January 2020
Renting commercial property

Making an offer – negotiating the price

The complete guide to making an offer on a property, including how to decide what it’s really worth, how to put yourself in the best position and how the process works.

Cathy Hudson 17 January 2020
Making an offer – negotiating the price
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