First Time Buyer
The cost of borrowing for customers with smaller deposits has reached a record high, findings from a report released by Genworth have revealed.
Properties in the British countryside command a £46,600 premium, according to Halifax, with average prices 26 per cent higher than urban homes.
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).
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Prime Minister David Cameron has highlighted the success of Help to Buy and claimed those who criticised the scheme have been proven wrong.
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.
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