First Time Buyer


Help to Buy 2 applicant household income between £30-40k - Aldermore

Lender Aldermore said the majority of its Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee applicants are 30 to 34-year old first-time buyers with a household income of less than £40,000.

Mortgages | 16 Dec 2014

PM launches discount home scheme for 100,000 first-time buyers

The Prime Minister is set to launch a consultation into a scheme targeting those under 40 who have never owned their own homes.

Mortgages | 15 Dec 2014

First-time buyer numbers leap in October - CML

First-time buyers borrowed £4.4bn advanced in October, a rise of 12 per cent on the previous month and 14 per cent higher than last year.

Mortgages | 11 Dec 2014

Cost of borrowing for first-time buyers at record high

The cost of borrowing for customers with smaller deposits has reached a record high, findings from a report released by Genworth have revealed.

Mortgages | 12 Nov 2014
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Rural properties command 26% premium

Properties in the British countryside command a £46,600 premium, according to Halifax, with average prices 26 per cent higher than urban homes.

Mortgages | 12 Nov 2014

Average Help to Buy 2 deposit falls to under £9,000

Home buyers using the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme were able to access the property ladder with average deposits of just £8,974 in September, according to data from Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB).

Mortgages | 07 Nov 2014
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VouchedFor hits review milestone

Having launched in 2011, the number of customer reviews of mortgage advisers and IFAs on has reached 15,000, across just over 3,000 advisers.

First Time Buyer | 27 Oct 2014

How to choose an estate agent

According to recent research two thirds of home movers have had issues with their estate agent. How do you pick the right one?

Mortgages | 13 Oct 2014

Is home ownership a reality for the next generation?

Recent research found that 49 per cent of non-homeowners think they'll never get a foot on the ladder. Is it harder than ever to buy a house?

Mortgages | 09 Oct 2014

How far would you go to get on the housing ladder?

More than one million Brits would consider leaving the UK if it meant they could afford to buy a home, new research has revealed. How far would you go?

Mortgages | 08 Oct 2014

Cameron hails success of Help to Buy

Prime Minister David Cameron has highlighted the success of Help to Buy and claimed those who criticised the scheme have been proven wrong.

Mortgages | 01 Oct 2014
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Thirty-somethings dominate first time buyer market

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.

Mortgages | 29 Sep 2014

Government announces rent to buy scheme

A new government scheme called ‘rent to buy’ aims to help aspiring purchasers save a deposit while they rent.

Mortgages | 26 Sep 2014
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Help to Buy equity loan completions near 30,000

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.

Mortgages | 02 Sep 2014

Income multiple cap must be lifted, says trade body

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).

Mortgages | 01 Sep 2014

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