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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

Quarter of buyers who moved during the pandemic regret their decision

Homeowners flocked from cities at the height of the pandemic, but a quarter who ...

Property sales fall 12% in the year to April

Property sales in April came to 106,780, around 12% lower than the same period l...

House prices up £55k since Covid pandemic

House prices have soared by an average of £55,000 in little more than two years...

Parents fast-forward inheritance plans to help kids amid squeeze

Parents increasingly expect to financially support their children due to the cos...

House prices grow by £24,000 in a year

The average UK house price went up by 9.8% year-on-year to March 2022, adding £...

Average house prices breach £500k in one in six UK areas

The number of areas in the UK where the average property price exceeds £500,000...

Buy To Let

Council tax on empty second homes could double

The government has proposed a council tax premium of up to 100% on second homes ...

Homeownership still out of reach for millions despite government schemes

Experts say the latest government figures for the Mortgage Guarantee Scheme and ...

Government urged to scrap stamp duty for additional properties

The government is urged to ditch the stamp duty levy on additional properties as...

Dramatic rise in number of no fault evictions

The number of households threatened with homelessness after being served a Secti...

Homebuilders ‘pledge’ to fix unsafe tall buildings

The government has reached an agreement with major housing developers to fund bu...

Landlords claimed £18.5bn in tax relief in 2021

The amount of tax relief claimed by buy-to-let (BTL) landlords has risen to £18...

Remortgage

Nationwide warns of increased risk of default

Nationwide Building Society said household finances are under greater strain whi...

Nationwide remortgage deal offers 6.5 times borrowers’ income

Nationwide Building Society has increased the amount it will lend to 6.5 times i...

Average monthly mortgage payments rise by over £100

The average rates for two and five-year fixed rate mortgages have more than doub...

Mortgage ads with low rates ‘should be taken with a bucket of salt’

Borrowers are warned to check mortgage deals carefully as brokers report seeing ...

Emergency mortgage support fund call for ‘homeowners on the brink’

More than half of homeowners say the government is not doing enough to help with...

Chancellor warns some mortgage payments could jump by £1,000

Mortgage payments for some homeowners who are not on fixed rate deals could rise...

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