Latest mortgage news - First Time Buyers


28 Apr 2020

Demand for homes falls 70pc as housing market is suspended

The government has effectively suspended the housing market with the lockdown to control the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

01 Apr 2020

Fixed rate mortgage costs are lower as lenders withdraw products

The cost of fixed rate mortgages for borrowers has reduced but Coronavirus fears have seen lenders withdraw many products.

27 Mar 2020

Housing demand is 40pc lower with impact from Coronavirus

Demand for housing is lower by 40% last month with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic changing the market.

01 Mar 2020

Top 10 most valuable home improvements you can make revealed

Find out what are the top ten ways you can improve the quality of life that are also the most profitable home improvements.

21 Feb 2020

Homeowners are up to 18pc better off per month than renters

Owning your own home is cheaper than renting by up to 18% each month plus the opportunity for equity if house prices rise.

16 Feb 2020

First time buyers given 30pc discount on First Home schemes

The government’s new First Home scheme will give first time buyers a 30% discount to get on the property ladder.

25 Jan 2020

Cost to get on the property ladder soars for first time buyers

For the average first time buyer getting on the property ladder in the UK is more expensive as prices soared up to 9% last year.

15 Jan 2020

Mortgages for new purchases fell before the general election

Home buyers delayed making new purchases due to uncertainty of the general election result with 10% fewer mortgage loans agreed.

03 Jan 2020

First time buyers need help from family to raise deposit

Saving for getting on the property ladder is difficult as it takes up to 15 years in London to build up a 20% deposit without family help.

17 Dec 2019

First time buyer and home mover mortgage demand higher

The number of mortgages for new purchases to first time buyers and home movers is higher with increased borrowing values.

19 Nov 2019

Homeowners unlock extra capital when remortgaging their home

Nearly half of remortgage buyers are taking advantage of low interest rates by raising extra capital from their property.

16 Nov 2019

Home buyers pay 30% premium for new builds over existing homes

House prices for new build homes are nearly 30% higher than existing properties in England as developers ignore wider pricing trends.

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