Latest mortgage news - First Time Buyers


26 Feb 2021

Stamp duty holiday extension likely as 100,000 buyers will miss deadline

About 100,000 buyers already agreed to complete will miss the stamp duty holiday deadline leading many to expect an extension.

08 Feb 2021

First time buyers are not deterred by rising house prices

Transactions bounced back strongly for first time buyers in the second half of 2020 despite a 10.0% rise in house prices.

04 Feb 2021

Stronger demand from buyers sends house prices higher

Rapid start to the year as buyer demand increases 13% across all regions and new house prices highs despite the third lockdown.

12 Jan 2021

First time buyer have more choice as mortgage deals double

The number of 10% deposit mortgage deals almost double as lenders offer first time buyers more choice to get on the property ladder.

04 Jan 2021

Wealthy home movers boost value of agreed sales by 26pc for 2020

Strong demand from affluent home movers has boosted the total value of sales agreed by 26% in 2020 compared to the previous year.

28 Dec 2020

Stamp duty holiday extension not being considered by government

The government is not considering a stamp duty holiday extension after calls for more time following the latest Coronavirus Tier 4 rules.

14 Dec 2020

Asking prices for property expected to rise 4pc in 2021

Rightmove has forecast average asking prices rising 4% across the UK in 2021 as people place housing ahead of economic uncertainty.

04 Dec 2020

Fewer homeowners think their property has increased in value for November

For the month of November a survey from Halifax showed 14% of households believe the value of their homes has increased.

01 Dec 2020

Slowing demand for housing remains third higher than a year ago

Demand for housing is a third higher than a year ago although it has been slowing since the start of the stamp duty holiday.

20 Nov 2020

Top 20 fastest selling locations when buying UK properties

It helps sellers and buyers if properties can sell fast and here are the results from Zoopla of the top 20 fastest selling UK homes.

17 Nov 2020

New sellers price keenly to beat stamp duty holiday deadline

Lockdown demand remains high with new sellers pricing keenly to complete before the stamp duty holiday which ends next March.

21 Oct 2020

Mortgage rates rise as number of deals fall with cautious lenders

Mortgages numbers have halved in the last three months and rates are higher as cautious lenders prepare for the end of the furlough scheme.

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