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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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Jun 22, 2017

Double digit boost in mortgage lending in May

Mortgage lending hit £20.1bn in May, according to figures released from mortgage lender t...
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Jun 22, 2017

First-time buyers receive £50m government bonus

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Jun 19, 2017

House prices fall for the first time this year

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Jun 13, 2017

Offset mortgage rates at record lows

The average fixed offset mortgage rate currently stands at 2.07%, its lowest ever level an...
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Jun 13, 2017

House prices rise despite election upheaval

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Jun 12, 2017

Big rise in small deposit mortgage deals for first-time buyers

Understanding

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Jun 06, 2017

I’m a first-time buyer. Should I open a cash Lifetime ISA?

The first cash version of the government's new Lifetime ISA, designed to help people buyin...
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May 31, 2017

Can I get a mortgage if I’m on a zero-hours contract?

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Apr 06, 2017

The key Lifetime ISA facts you need to know

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Mar 21, 2017

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

From April, first-time buyers will have a choice of two savings schemes to help them onto ...
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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

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