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Introduction

Use the features in this section to find out all about buying your first home: how to save a deposit, how to find the right property and how to arrange the sort of finance that suits you, whether that be alone, with a partner, with your family or friends.

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Jul 31, 2017

How to find the ideal first-time buyer mortgage

If you are buying your first property, follow these commonsense rules for a successful pur...
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Jan 10, 2017

How to get government help

If you are a first-time buyer struggling to get onto the property ladder, help could be at...
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Jan 08, 2017

How to save money with a flexible mortgage

With a flexible mortgage you can overpay, underpay, take payment holidays and borrow back ...
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Jan 07, 2017

How to get your mortgage application accepted

Getting a mortgage application accepted is a lot tougher than it used to be, so you must p...

More articles

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Jan 05, 2017

Insure4you: Help finding the right insurance for homebuyers

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Jan 02, 2017

How to spot problems when buying

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Dec 29, 2016

Help for first-time buyers

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Dec 17, 2016

How to buy with friends

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Nov 17, 2016

How to get a mortgage with family help

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Jan 16, 2016

How to avoid a house of horrors

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Dec 15, 2014

How to save a deposit

News

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Feb 16, 2018

Over seven of out 10 first-time buyers prefer a mortgage broker

Broker share of first-time buyer lending surges over the last five years
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Jan 30, 2018

First-time buyer? Now could be the time to get a bargain

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Jan 29, 2018

£33K – that’s the average deposit now put down by first-time buyers

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Jan 22, 2018

First-time buyer rates start to fall, despite interest rate hike

First-time buyer rates are falling, despite the recent hike in the Bank of England Base Ra...
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Jan 22, 2018

Just 387 London homes exempt from Stamp Duty for first-time buyers

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Jan 19, 2018

Lack of housing market momentum in December despite tax cut for first-time buyers

Total UK mortgage debt hits all-time high

Households have larger mortgages than ever before, but are they prepared for an interest r...

Get your head around mortgage fees

The mortgage fees associated with taking out and paying off a mortgage have tripled in the...

Mortgage paid off? What next?

What do the over-50s do with their money once they have repaid their mortgage? We find out

Guide to borrowing past retirement age

As an older borrower, you may be concerned that a lender will not offer you a mortgage pas...

Mortgage market biased against homeowners

Buy-to-let property investors are unfairly favoured in the mortgage market, an independent...

Should buy-to-let investors ‘go Dutch’?

The Netherlands is revealed as Europe’s top buy-to-let property hotspot

Private sector tenants in poverty double in decade

The number of private rented sector tenants in poverty has doubled in the last decade from...

Large mortgage broker firm launches with fees of over 1%

An insurance firm has launched a mortgage advice service

Second steppers targeting detached properties

Those living in their first home are increasingly looking to reduce the steps to their lon...

Mortgage Calculators

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A calculator designed to help you understand how much you can borrow towards your property