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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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Jun 13, 2018

One in four first-time buyers refused a mortgage

Buying your first home is still a struggle for many
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Jun 08, 2018

Rise in first-time buyer application success

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Jun 06, 2018

3 in 10 first-time buyers unaware of Stamp Duty changes

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May 31, 2018

Seven top tips for first-time buyers

Follow these handy hints to ensure the mortgage process runs smoothly
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May 30, 2018

Five ways to get on the property ladder without the Bank of Mum and Dad

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May 30, 2018

Fall in the cost of 5% deposit mortgages

Revealed: The best and worst postcodes for buy-to-let returns

Student cities can provide high yields for buy-to-let landlords

Get your head around mortgage fees

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

The pros and cons of interest-only mortgages

Interest-only mortgages get you off the mark, but no closer to your destination, as Christ...

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...

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