South Wales Echo - - Your Money -

IT CAN be hard to face the idea of down­siz­ing or mov­ing some­where cheaper, but you need to be con­fi­dent you can af­ford the mort­gage, bills and main­te­nance.

Don’t for­get, you’ll also have to re­build things like pen­sions and sav­ings that you may have to give up in or­der to keep your home.

THE to­tal value of Bri­tain’s homes has grown by an es­ti­mated £83bn across 2018 to reach £8.29 tril­lion, a re­port has found. The in­crease has added around £2,860 to the av­er­age price of a home, ac­cord­ing to prop­erty web­site Zoopla.

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