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Buying a property is the biggest financial commitment most of us will ever make, so it is important that you understand the types of mortgage deal available before making a choice. explains them all: fixed rates, variable rate mortgages, tracker deals and more.

Happily, there are plenty of these mortgages on the market aimed squarely at first-time buyers.

If you do manage to squirrel away the 5% of a property’s value, there are now a number of mortgage lenders willing to lend up to 95% loan-to-value (LTV) mortgages. Others offer guarantor homeloans that allow parents or other family members to underwrite your mortgage, or collective arrangements where family finances can be pooled to help you get on the property ladder.

The government also offers assistance in the form of Help to Buy and other schemes.


How to

How to get government help

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How to buy with friends

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How to get a mortgage with family help

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How to buy a home: the process

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Guide for First-Time Buyers

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Guide to Building Societies

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Guide to Help to Buy

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Guide to Finding the Right Mortgage

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The buying process

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BLOG: The MIG picture

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Scottish Widows Bank cuts rates

Scottish Widows Bank has cut the rates on its professional and flexible mo...

New property portal ‘trying to stifle innovation’

The launch of property portal has created “the single ...

Virgin Money cuts mortgage rates

Virgin Money has made further cuts to a number of its residential mortgage...

2014 ‘strongest year’ for mortgage lending since 2008

Gross mortgage lending averaged £205.6bn in 2014 the highest figure seen ...

Metro Bank doubles lending over 2014

 Metro Bank has doubled its lending to business and personal customers ...

Property prices buck January trend rising £4,000

UK property has witnessed ‘unseasonably high’ price hikes of 1.4% this...

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