Latest mortgage news - First Time Buyers


24 Jun 2021

House prices at record levels with lack of property choice for buyers

Supply of properties on the market and available to buyers is an all-time low at the same time house prices are at record levels.

11 Jun 2021

Prices for house sales are rising four times faster than flats

Strong demand for houses has driven price growth up 5.2% in the last year which is over four times more than the 1.1% growth for flats.

28 May 2021

Fixed rate mortgage deals fall to under 1pc as lenders compete for borrowers

Fixed rate mortgages are cut to 0.99% for borrowers with large deposits looking to remortgage as competition increases from lenders.

14 May 2021

Value of homes sold doubles as demand reaches new highs

The value of homes transacted has doubled compared to last year as demand for property hits new highs while supply is restricted.

23 Apr 2021

Asking prices for properties on the market reach record high

New properties on the market hit record asking prices up 2.1% this month as demand drives sales to the fastest ever pace.

06 Apr 2021

Top ten locations where homes are selling the fastest

The average time it takes to sell a home has reduced to 44 days thanks to high demand and much faster for the top ten locations.

16 Mar 2021

Buyer demand reaches record high driving up property values

Excess demand over supply is the greatest for a decade and 34% higher than last year sending house prices even higher.

09 Mar 2021

New 5pc deposit mortgage scheme backed by the government

The government's new 5% deposit mortgage scheme aims to help any home buyer that is struggling to get on the property ladder.

05 Mar 2021

First time buyer comeback after covid reduces low deposit mortgages

First time buyers with small deposits are returning to the market as lenders bring back high loan to value mortgages since the pandemic.

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.

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