Latest mortgage news - First Time Buyers


29 Jun 2017

Bank of England new mortgage affordability rules fearing higher debts

Homebuyers can expect tougher affordability tests from lenders when applying for mortgages as Bank of England acts over easy borrowing.

15 Jun 2017

Overseas investors buy London new build homes for first time buyers

Research for Mayor of London Sadiq Khan shows first time buyers in the capital are losing out to overseas investors acquiring property.

17 May 2017

First time buyers owning their own home in larger numbers

The number of first time buyers increased by 30% in the last month with demand expected to continue with attractive mortgage deals.

16 May 2017

New build house prices fall 7% in England for the month

Prices of new build properties have reduced by -7% as price inflation has eased and housing market activity is subdued across the country.

27 Mar 2017

Bank of mum and dad key to help first time buyers on the property ladder

The number of first time buyers relying on the bank of mum and dad has reached a historic high and the trend is set to continue.

23 Mar 2017

Home ownership a thing of the past for one in four young Britons

A quarter of all young Britons are certain they will never own a home and half think it is as harder than ever to get on the property ladder.

22 Feb 2017

London home buyer loans down 5% in the fourth quarter 2016

Home buyer borrowing in London reduces 5% or £310 million in the final quarter of 2016 continuing the downward trend for the capital.

03 Feb 2017

Mortgage affordability markedly improves over past decade

Significantly lower interest rates has improved mortgage affordability across the country since the financial crisis according to the Halifax.

30 Jan 2017

First time buyers offered lower cashback amounts by lenders

Latest data from Moneyfacts shows the amount of cashback offered by lenders to first time buyers with small deposits is lower in the last two years.

20 Jan 2017

Home mover numbers fall for the first time since 2011

For the first time since 2011 the number of home movers has decreased due to the low availability of the ‘right type’ of homes slowing the market.

17 Jan 2017

Home purchase lending remains strong rising by 5% in November

Home buyers borrowed £11 billion in November up over 5% on the month reflecting a stable market and aspirations for home ownership.

17 Jan 2017

New-build home prices are 32% higher in East of England, says ONS

The rise in property values for the East of England are leading the market with new-build homes seeing a 32% price increase in the last year.

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