First Time Buyer

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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
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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
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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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Guide for First-Time Buyers

Download our free, handy guide for first-time buyers, produced in association with the Post Office.

First Time Buyer | 26 Aug 2014
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Cost gap between buying and renting widens

First time buyers spend an average of £110 per month – and about £1,300 per year – less than their renting counterparts.

Mortgages | 23 Aug 2014
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First-time buyer sales hit seven-year high

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.

First Time Buyer | 22 Aug 2014
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First-time buyer deposits fall 10% in a year

The average house deposit put down by first-time buyers has fallen 10 per cent in the past year, according to new data.

First Time Buyer | 27 Jun 2014
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Help to Buy: More than 2,000 completions under equity loan scheme in May

More than 2,000 properties were purchased using a Help to Buy equity loan in the last month, figures from the government have shown.

First Time Buyer | 26 Jun 2014
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First time buyers receive half of deposit from parents

The average first time buyer receives roughly half of their house deposit from their parents, a study has revealed.

First Time Buyer | 25 Jun 2014
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More than half of parents expect to help children onto property ladder

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.

First Time Buyer | 23 Jun 2014
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Mortgage lending remains stable following launch of tougher 'stress tests'

Mortgage lending held steady in the month following the introduction of tougher affordability criteria, figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders have shown.

Mortgages | 19 Jun 2014
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House prices up 9.9% in year to April

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.

Mortgages | 17 Jun 2014
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London property price growth could ‘slow to zero’

London property price inflation is losing momentum, with some analysts suggesting that values in prime areas could plateau in 2015.

Mortgages | 16 Jun 2014
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Vince Cable: Cap mortgage lending at 3.5 times income

Business secretary Vince Cable has said he is 'appalled' lenders continue to offer loans five times a mortgage applicant's income.

Mortgages | 12 Jun 2014

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