Self-build

10% of all UK property built last year was self-built, and according to research 53% of us say we would like to build our own property if we could.

Building your dream home has obvious advantages in that you can create something unique to your own specifications. The downside is the difficulty of finding the land, and keeping the build on schedule and on budget.

There are a number of self-build mortgage providers out there, ranging from large banks to small building societies. They usually release the money in stages. It may be worth speaking to an adviser to find out more.

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Budget 2014: Chancellor launches £150m self-build fund

Chancellor George Osborne has announced a new fund for self-build homes and pledged more money to support small building firms.

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Leeds BS loosens mortgage criteria

Leeds Building Society has opened up its mortgage criteria following feedback from customers.

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Financing a self-build

The government wants to boost the self-build sector. But how does the process of building and funding your own home work?

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Surge in self-build mortgages

Self-build specialist BuildStore has reported a 26% rise in mortgage applications year-on-year.

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Precise Mortgage launches into new-build sector

Specialist lender Precise Mortgages has opened up a range of products for new-build customers.

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Prisk admits self-build market has far to go; Lloyds to push kit homes

Housing Minister Mark Prisk has admitted the idea the self-build market had grown to maturity in the last three years was "false."

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Government plans to kickstart self-build market

The government has unveiled a series of self-build projects as part of its plans to kickstart the market in 2013.

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Bath BS boasts 40% mortgage lending increase

Mortgage lending at Bath Building Society rose 40% during 2012, according to its latest set of annual results.

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Legal change could boost self-build

Exemption from paying an existing levy could make self-build a more attractive proposition.

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FTB self-build mortgage in pipeline

The self-build specialist BuildStore is in talks with lenders over a first-time buyer mortgage product.

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Lloyds to distribute self-build exclusively through advisers

Lloyds Banking Group will offer self-build mortgages solely through brokers after a change in strategy from the lender.

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1m have bought first home since credit crunch

One million households have become first-time buyers since the onset of the economic downturn, accounting for 1 in 10 mortgage borrowers.

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Tougher rules on mortgage lending to be introduced in 2014

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has confirmed that it will introduce rules designed to prevent irresponsible mortgage lending in its Mortgage Market Review.

Internet is consumers' first port of call for mortgage advice

Consumers are increasingly turning to the internet to research mortgage products, according to Legal & General's mortgage mood survey.

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Brians of Britain have best credit profiles

Men called Brian have the best credit profiles in the UK, according to a new report by comparison site Confused.com.

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