First-Time Buyer

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First-Time Buyer Guides

Help to Buy mortgages – how do they work?

The Help to Buy mortgage schemes were introduced by the government to help first-time buyers get onto the property ladder. What Help to Buy mortgage schemes are available? There are four different Help [...]

21 December, 2018

First-time buyer mortgages

If you’re a first-time home buyer, there are special first-time buyer mortgages and schemes like Help to Buy and Shared Ownership that are specifically tailored to help get you onto the property ladder. [...]

12 December, 2018

The most affordable places to live in the UK

Ten years after the global financial crisis, its impact is still being felt in parts of the UK where house prices have declined or only slightly increased since 2008. Combined with wage growth across the [...]

13 November, 2018

Top tips for choosing the right mortgage

Choosing the right mortgage is a complex problem, but it’s vital for your financial health that you make a sensible decision and don’t get overwhelmed by the options, especially if you’re a first-time [...]

1 October, 2018

What is a Lifetime ISA and should you open one?

The Lifetime ISA was introduced in April 2017 as a new type of tax-free savings and investment account to help you buy your first home and save for retirement. What is a Lifetime ISA? The Lifetime ISA [...]

11 September, 2018

Renting vs. buying a home: Which is right for you?

Want to buy a home? Or keep renting? We give you some pluses and minuses.

3 July, 2018

Are millennials giving up on buying a home?

Millennials are struggling to follow in their parents’ home ownership footsteps, according to new research from the Resolution Foundation. It found a third of millennials – people born between 1980 [...]

20 June, 2018

How to build up your savings

Here’s how to boost your savings and transform your financial life.

11 June, 2018

Atom launches 95% LTV mortgages for first-time buyers

Digital-only bank Atom has launched a range of only-5%-deposit mortgages for first-time buyers. The interest rates on Atom’s new 95% LTV mortgages are okay, but not great: 3.59% for a two-year fixed [...]

5 June, 2018

London house prices suffer biggest drop since 2009

London house prices fell 0.7% over the past 12 months, while the rest of the country saw house prices increase by around 5%. According to the Office of National Statistics, which just published the March [...]

23 May, 2018

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