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Introduction

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

UK house price growth reaches 14-month high

Annual house price growth has increased 1.9 per cent to an average value of £21...

Affordability worsens for first-time buyers

The costs to first-time buyers stepping onto the property ladder have increased ...

Squares and Gardens are home to Britain’s priciest properties

Britain’s most expensive homes are found in squares where average properties a...

Property transactions rise in December

Residential property transactions increased year-on-year in December by almost s...

Homebuyer enquiries rise as asking prices see largest monthly rise on record

Homebuyer enquiries rose by 15 per cent between December and January, compared t...

Rent costs three-quarters of average income in London

Renting is most affordable in the North East where relative costs have only rise...

Buy To Let

Rent rising at fastest rate in three years

Annual rental growth reached 2.6 per cent in the final quarter of last year, the...

Buying abroad: top five overseas hotspots

Many of us dream of a place in the sun, but which countries are most popular wit...

Rents rise above inflation as tenant demand grows

Average rents in the UK reached £953 per calendar month in December – a rise ...

What to expect from the 2020 mortgage and property market

As the new year and new decade roll in to play, we ask three mortgage and proper...

Oxford best city for buy-to-let investment

The south of England offers long-term investment potential, while landlords in Y...

Tax checklist for selling your buy-to-let portfolio

Many buy-to-let property investors have suffered from the introduction of unfavo...

Remortgage

Santander mortgage customers warned about ‘cheaper’ standard variable rate

Newer Santander mortgage customers coming to the end of their fixed term this we...

Sharp drop in mortgages for house purchase but property prices perk up

Figures from trade body UK Finance have revealed that November saw stark falls i...

More choice for borrowers looking to fix mortgage for five years

Borrowers who want to fix their mortgage for five years and who can raise a depo...

Record low equity release rates are just one option for older borrowers

Equity release rates have fallen to a record low, making it cheaper for older pe...

Mortgage prisoners launch legal action against nationalised banks

Two hundred thousand mortgage prisoners have lodged a legal case against nationa...

Regulator launches investigation into equity release and later life lending

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has begun an investigation into equity rel...

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