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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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Jul 31, 2017

How to find the ideal first-time buyer mortgage

If you are buying your first property, follow these commonsense rules for a successful pur...
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Jul 06, 2017

After 10 years of falling rates, will mortgages stay low?

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Mar 16, 2017

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

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Oct 18, 2016

How to get a better price on your property purchase

Buying a house can be an expensive pursuit. Here are five top tips to negotiate a more aff...
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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

News

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Oct 20, 2017

Four in 10 parents can’t help their child onto the property ladder

The Bank of Mum and Dad is well and truly open for business, but 41% of parents are not in...
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Oct 20, 2017

M&S Bank to launch mortgage offering in 2018

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Oct 18, 2017

Purplebricks TV ads banned over misleading fees

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Oct 17, 2017

Chancellor floats idea of Stamp Duty cut for first-time buyers

Speculation is rife that Chancellor Philip Hammond is considering a “big cut” in stamp...
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Oct 16, 2017

October asking prices reverse last month’s fall

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Oct 12, 2017

Housing ‘bubble alert’ issued for 19 UK towns and cities

Understanding

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Aug 29, 2017

Discounted variable rate could be cheaper than fixed mortgage deal

Fixed rate mortgage deals are often considered simpler and cheaper but they could work out...
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Aug 12, 2017

Parents warned over Bank of Mum and Dad tax risks

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Aug 08, 2017

Have you overpaid stamp duty? How you can reclaim the tax

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Jul 25, 2017

10 things you need to know about the leasehold consultation

The government’s consultation on Tackling Unfair Practices in the Leasehold Market runs ...
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Jul 05, 2017

Savvy millennials opt for repayment mortgages

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Jul 03, 2017

State housing schemes ‘only help the wealthy’ – report

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