First Time Buyer
The average house deposit put down by first-time buyers has fallen 10 per cent in the past year, according to new data.
More than 2,000 properties were purchased using a Help to Buy equity loan in the last month, figures from the government have shown.
The average first time buyer receives roughly half of their house deposit from their parents, a study has revealed.
More than half of parents are worried their children won't be able to get onto the property ladder without financial support, according to new research by TSB.
Mortgage lending held steady in the month following the introduction of tougher affordability criteria, figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders have shown.
House prices across the UK rose by an average of 9.9% in the year to April, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown.
London property price inflation is losing momentum, with some analysts suggesting that values in prime areas could plateau in 2015.
Business secretary Vince Cable has said he is 'appalled' lenders continue to offer loans five times a mortgage applicant's income.
A lack of housing supply and more stringent lending conditions appear to be having a cooling effect on the UK property market, according to figures.
Just a fraction of first time buyers have used the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, allaying fears the initiative is contributing to soaring house prices.
UK house prices have risen by 11 per cent in a year, the strongest annual growth since June 2007, according to Nationwide.
Mortgage approvals for house purchases fell for the third consecutive month in April to the their lowest level since July last year, Bank of England lending figures have revealed.
House prices continued to march upwards in most regions of England and Wales during April, the latest figures from the Land Registry have shown.
More than 80 per cent of Help to Buy mortgage guarantee loans went to first-time buyers in the scheme's first six months, official figures have shown.
Total mortgage lending by high street banks was 52 per cent higher in April than 12 months ago, figures from the British Bankers' Association (BBA) have shown.
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