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First Time Buyer

Introduction

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Are you looking to buy your first property but don't know where to start? Our 'How To' section will give you a quick rundown of the basics, while our 'Understanding' will get  a little bit more technical to get you the information you need. Follow our 'News' section for the latest on the first time buyer market.

How to

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Mar 16, 2017

Help your kids buy a house without handing over stacks of cash

Four options for parents who want to help their children onto the housing ladder without p...
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Oct 18, 2016

How to get a better price on your property purchase

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Sep 20, 2016

Stop gambling and get a credit card: how to improve your chances of getting a mortgage

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Sep 14, 2016

How to a write a winning property offer letter

You’ve viewed the perfect property but there’s likely to be stiff competition from oth...
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Apr 25, 2016

Help for homebuyers

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Jan 27, 2016

Top 10 tips when viewing a property

News

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May 24, 2017

First-time buyer activity strong across UK but London market cools

First time buyer activity increased year-on-year in every UK country except England as a f...
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May 24, 2017

Housing transactions fall in April

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May 23, 2017

More pain for first-time buyers as Help to Buy ISA rates plunge

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May 23, 2017

Asking prices hit new record high

Average property asking prices have risen for five months in a row, hitting a new record a...
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May 23, 2017

Tesco Bank launches sub 1% tracker mortgage

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May 22, 2017

Flat prices up almost £85,000 since 2009

Understanding

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Apr 06, 2017

The key Lifetime ISA facts you need to know

The Lifetime ISA officially launched today, more than a year since Chancellor George Osbor...
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Mar 21, 2017

First-time buyer: Should I transfer my Help to Buy ISA to the Lifetime ISA?

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Mar 13, 2017

Seven costs first-time buyers may not anticipate

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Mar 10, 2017

The pros and cons of overpaying your mortgage

You’ve made it on to the property ladder and you may now be considering overpaying your ...
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Jan 20, 2017

Money Mailbag: I’m buying a leasehold flat, should I buy a share of freehold?

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Jan 17, 2017

Guide to interest-only mortgages vs repayment mortgages

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