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shutterstock_233484754Your home is your castle. Whether you’re taking your first step onto the property ladder (first-time buyer), looking to rent out your investment property (buy-to-let) or just curious about the buying process, we have the insight and information you need to make the most of your mortgage. Check out our remortgaging section if you're looking to remortgage your home.

First Time Buyer

More than 1.2 million Help to Buy ISA accounts opened

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House price growth hits 5-year low

Average house prices in the UK increased by 3% in the year to June 2018 – the ...

House purchases fell in run up to rate rise

The number of home purchases fell in the lead up to the base rate rise, but remo...

Nuisance neighbours could halt your house sale

Bad neighbours can be stressful to live next door to – but they can also affec...

Half of first-time homeowners say buying process made them ill

First-time buyers are sacrificing health, relationships and careers to get on th...

Rents to soar 15% over the next five years

Rents are set to surge by 15% over the next five years, as a shortage of propert...

Buy To Let

Property investors in profit 80% of time in last 50 years

Property investors holding their portfolio for five years would on average have ...

The uni towns offering the best buy-to-let returns for landlords

Student houses provide above market average rental yields for landlords with som...

Estate agents overvalue properties to gain listings – research

Estate agents are overvaluing properties to gain listings in the property market...

Buy-to-let landlords may face another stamp duty hike

The government is planning more stamp duty on homes purchased for rent in order ...

Rental yields hit three-year high

The average rental yield achieved across the UK in the second quarter of 2018 wa...

Top tips for buying a property at auction

With shows such as Homes Under the Hammer placing a spotlight on auctions, it ma...

Remortgage

Mortgage arrears and repossessions fall to all-time low

The vast majority of borrowers are meeting their monthly repayments, but the rec...

House prices hit new record in July

House prices picked up in July with the annual rate of growth rising from 1.8% i...

UPDATED: The lenders raising mortgage rates after 0.25% hike

Britain’s lenders are preparing to raise variable mortgage rates after the Ban...

Spurs top the premier (house price) league

Houses near the north London club have seen large house price rises in the last ...

Base rate rise: what it means for your mortgage

The Bank of England has today raised the base rate by 0.25% to 0.75% – the sec...

Six bank statement mistakes that can ruin a mortgage application

Bank statements provide lenders an insight into the lives of prospective borrowe...

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