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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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Nov 30, 2017

House prices hold firm in November

UK house prices inched up marginally in November by 0.1%, according to Nationwide.
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Jul 31, 2017

How to find the ideal first-time buyer mortgage

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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

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

News

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Feb 20, 2018

Ten-year fixes start to rise from record low

Lenders may have started adjusting their mortgage pricing over the last few weeks in antic...
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Feb 19, 2018

‘Single and accountable’ housing ombudsman considered by government

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Feb 19, 2018

First-time buyers £27,000 better off than renters

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Feb 16, 2018

Property raffle site fails to sell enough tickets for £700k house

Property prize draw website Win Abode hasn't sold enough tickets to cover the value of the...
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Feb 16, 2018

Homeownership among young adults has ‘collapsed’

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Feb 14, 2018

Leeds BS launches fee-free mortgages with up to £1k cashback

Understanding

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Dec 14, 2017

Struggling first-time buyers: could buy-to-let be the answer?

A major lender has extended its buy-to-let offering to first-time buyers in a bid to help ...
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Dec 07, 2017

Bank of Mum and Dad: how to help your children on the property ladder

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Nov 30, 2017

Help to Buy ISA transfer to Lifetime ISA: act sooner rather than later

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Nov 22, 2017

BUDGET 2017: Stamp duty slashed for first-time buyers

Chancellor Philip Hammond has unveiled a cut in Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for first-time ...
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Nov 15, 2017

Explained: the difference between gazumping and gazundering

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Aug 29, 2017

Discounted variable rate could be cheaper than fixed mortgage deal

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