Latest mortgage news - First Time Buyers


17 Jan 2017

New-build home prices are 32pc 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.

13 Jan 2017

First time buyers reach a high with a sharp rise in 30-year mortgages

The number of first time buyers reaches an all time high last year with more people opting for longer term mortgages of 30-years or more.

13 Jan 2017

10-year fixed rate mortgage costs rise, would you lock in for the long term

After years of falling rates the 10-year fixed rate mortgage costs are beginning to rise according to research from Moneyfacts.

16 Dec 2016

Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme ends this month

At the end of December phase two of the Help to Buy scheme is going to be withdrawn by the government after a successful three years.

07 Dec 2016

House price rise has changed first time buyer affordability across the UK

There are striking differences in affordability for first time buyers across the UK as rapid house price rise makes it harder to borrow.

23 Nov 2016

Home buyers in London increase by 12% since EU referendum

Research from the CML shows the number of London home buyers has increased since the Brexit vote with affordability remaining unchanged.

17 Nov 2016

Mortgage costs reach historic low point for September

The cost of a mortgage as a proportion of household income has reached an historic low although there is no increase in house purchase activity.

16 Nov 2016

Bank of England given new powers to curb buy-to-let lending

The Treasury is to give the Bank of England powers to limit lending to the growing buy-to-let mortgage market to protect the financial system.

15 Nov 2016

New build house price growth remains higher than existing homes

Figures from the ONS show the growth in houses prices over the year for new builds is more than double that of existing homes.

07 Nov 2016

House prices flat with less demand and affordability concerns

The latest index from the Nationwide shows no change in house prices as demand remains subdued as a home purchase is less affordable.

07 Nov 2016

Business leaders urge government to tackle UK housing crisis

CBI business leaders have urged the government to tackle the housing crisis to meet their target of a million new homes by 2020.

29 Oct 2016

Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme ended by the government

The government has closed the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme that has helped 86,341 first timer buyers on to the housing market.

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