Latest mortgage news - First Time Buyers


23 Aug 2019

London remains the least affordable UK city with slow improvement

Affordability levels in London are slowly starting to improve with average earnings rising at a faster pace than house price growth.

20 Aug 2019

First time buyers are a boost to London mortgage market

New purchase numbers in London have been improved by first time buyers increasing 1.2% compared to a year ago.

13 Aug 2019

Home hunters are paying premiums for gardens when buying

Gardens are considered so important homeowners will spend money to improve their outdoor space to increase property value.

01 Aug 2019

Young Britons dream of home ownership in the next decade is over

First time buyers dream of owning a home is at risk of dying for middle-income Britain in the next decade, says Santander.

26 Jul 2019

Boris Johnson may switch stamp duty from buyer to seller

While campaigning for prime minister Boris Johnson may make radical changes to Stamp Duty cutting the cost to homeowners.

12 Jul 2019

Happiest regions for people to live in Britain are revealed

South West England has been revealed as the happiest region to live in Britain says research from Lloyds Bank and YouGov.

28 Jun 2019

Leasehold banned on all new-build houses by government

The government takes action to ban the sale of all new-build properties as leasehold to return fairness for the housing market.

17 Jun 2019

Bank of Mum and Dad gives £6.3bn helping children on property ladder

More money is given by the bank of Mum and Dad than ever rising to £6.3 billion to help children buy their first home.

14 Jun 2019

Londoners pay highest premium of £42,900 to live near a station

Home buyers in London are willing to pay the highest premium of £42,900 to live within 500m of a tube, metro or rail station.

21 May 2019

Borrowers enticed with mortgage incentives from lenders

Lenders have additional perks with residential mortgages to attract borrowers with thousands of incentive deals on offer.

17 Apr 2019

More first time buyers are getting on the property ladder

The first time buyer market remains buoyant with over 4% more purchasing their new homes compared to this time last year.

04 Apr 2019

Docklands in London attracts most demand as rental hotspot

Zoopla reveals the highest rental demand in London are for homes in Docklands which can benefit buy-to-let investors owners.

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