First Time Buyer
The Help to Buy equity loan scheme may not provide value for money, the spending watchdog has warned.
Halifax is offering to foot the stamp duty bill for first-time buyers purchasing properties up to £250,000.
Despite promising signs, many first-time buyers are still being shunned by mortgage lenders, writes Alan Cleary.
The average house purchased by a first-time buyer is now more expensive than ever with prices rising £5,000 in the last month alone.
The average deposit needed for a mortgage is continuing to fall thanks in part to the rise of the Help to Buy scheme.
UK house prices rose by 0.6% in February, a 9.4% increase on the same month in 2013, according to Nationwide Building Society.
Government-backed schemes have helped more than 100,000 households onto the property ladder, official figures reveal.
First-time buyers have seen the number of 95% loan-to value products on the market treble since the launch of the government’s Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme.
The number of homes being built in Britain has risen to its highest level in six years, official figures reveal.
Monthly approvals for house purchases averaged 70,000 in the final quarter of 2013 making it the strongest rate for six years, the Council of Mortgage Lenders has revealed.
Despite the difficulties of getting on the housing ladder, it seems a one bedroom flat simply won't cut it for Britain's first-time buyers.
UK house prices increased by 5.5% in the year to December 2013, taking the average house price to £250,000.
The job market recovery is pushing the price of urban properties up faster than their rural counterparts, research from property website Primelocation.com has shown.
Yorkshire Building Society is to pay £8.4m compensation to about 34,000 current and former customers after the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) raised concerns about incorrect charges.
The number of homes for sale has slumped to its lowest level in two years, new figures have revealed.
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