First Time Buyer
Almost half of first time buyers in August were aged between 31 and 40 as younger buyers continue to be priced out of the market.
A new government scheme called ‘rent to buy’ aims to help aspiring purchasers save a deposit while they rent.
The government's Help to Buy equity loan scheme has helped just under 30,000 households purchase a property since it launched 15 months ago, statistics have shown.
First-time buyers will suffer if smaller lenders are not given greater freedom to lend above four-and-a-half times borrowers' income, warned the Building Societies Association (BSA).
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First time buyers spend an average of £110 per month – and about £1,300 per year – less than their renting counterparts.
First-time buyer sales rose to a seven-year high in July as 30,000 fledgling buyers climbed onto the bottom rung of the property ladder.
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.
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