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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

First-time buyer numbers hit highest level since 2006

First-time buyer mortgage completions hit their highest level in 12 years in 201...

Housing market off to ‘subdued’ start in 2019

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has described the housing ma...

Mortgage rates drop to record lows for small deposit borrowers

Interest rates available on mortgages available to borrowers with deposits of ju...

House price growth drops to slowest rate since 2013

Annual house price growth dropped to 2.5% in the 12 months to December 2018, acc...

Teens expect to earn £70k by the age of 30

Teenagers anticipate they will earn three times the current average salary by th...

Purplebricks dominates online with 69% market share

Purplebricks is responsible for two thirds of online property listings, but the ...

Buy To Let

Two-year mortgage rates stand at 2.5%

Two-year mortgage rates stood at an average of 2.5% in February, according to da...

Annual rents fall for the first time in a decade

The total amount of rent paid by tenants in Great Britain fell for the first tim...

UK house prices fell 2.9% in January

Annual price growth is grinding to a halt as we hit peak Brexit uncertainty

Landlords will offer longer tenancies if evictions are easier

Three quarters of landlords and agents are willing to offer longer tenancies of ...

Average rents rise to £865

Average rents rose by 1.8% last year across England and Wales, ending 2018 at £...

Government unveils strict landlord rules for electrical safety

Landlords offering private rental accommodation will have to comply with new rul...

Remortgage

Repossessions drop to lowest level since 1980

The number of homes taken into possession by mortgage lenders has fallen to the ...

House price growth hits six-year low

Annual house price growth almost ground to a complete halt in January, with pric...

Most wanted: A garden annexe is the latest way to create extra living space

They can increase your living space, and the value of your property. What's not ...

Getting a mortgage now easier for older borrowers

Borrowers who will be aged 84 when their mortgage term ends can now choose from ...

Prices of London’s top homes 20% lower than 2014

The value of London’s priciest homes has sunk by more than a fifth over the pa...

Are you paying £3,500 a year extra in mortgage costs?

Homeowners are being stung with thousands of pounds of extra mortgage costs afte...

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