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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

Government committee calls for research into Japanese knotweed’s effects

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The spending tactics savvy homebuyers use to get on the property ladder

Ask any mortgage broker for tips to get on the housing ladder and one thing they...

Which team has won the property premier league?

Champions Manchester City sink to the bottom of the property price premier leagu...

Why now is the perfect time to be a first-time buyer

Market conditions are perfect for people to make their first home purchase, acco...

Property listings dropping at fastest rate since 2016

The number of homes being put up for sale fell at the fastest rate seen since 20...

Inheritance may not help millennials onto the housing ladder

Millennials may have unrealistic expectations of inheritance, expecting to recei...

Buy To Let

NatWest completes 100,000 paperless mortgages

More than 100,000 borrowers have made use of NatWest’s paperless mortgage appl...

Residential repossessions jump 10%

Just under 1,400 homeowner mortgaged properties were repossessed in the first qu...

Sandbanks is the UK’s most expensive seaside town for fourth year running

Sandbanks in Poole is the UK’s most expensive seaside town for the fourth cons...

Students win rent refund from unlicensed landlord

Five students from Leeds have won a rent refund from their landlord who failed t...

Mortgage approvals rise by 9% in March

The number of mortgages approved by the main high street banks in March increase...

Short-notice evictions to be banned in England

Landlords will not be able to evict tenants at short notice without good reason,...

Remortgage

Remortgaging rockets while purchase business falls

New figures show homeowners are cautious about moving, but they are still switch...

Mortgage prisoner bill presented to Parliament

A bill aimed at helping mortgage prisoners - those who can't switch mortgages in...

Revealed: The UK’s most family-friendly city

If you are looking to buy a family home in a city with good schools, low crime r...

House prices in April rose 0.4%

UK house price growth remained weak in April with average prices ticking up 0.4%...

Mortgage approvals and lending fall

The total lending value and number of mortgages approved for purchases dropped i...

Your rate could double overnight if you fixed your mortgage two years ago

Motivation for existing borrowers to remortgage from a lender’s standard varia...

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