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Introduction

If you are in the market for one of the government's housing schemes, it pays to be as well-informed as possible. The schemes can provide a great boost to the right borrowers, but the details are pretty complex. Check out our guides to learn more.

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Jan 23, 2017

Guide to Help to Buy ISAs

The Government’s Help to Buy ISAs were launched in December 2015, giving wannabe first-t...
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Jan 16, 2017

Guide to flexible mortgages

A truly flexible mortgage allows you to do the following:
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Jan 16, 2017

Guide to fixed-rate mortgages

Fixed-rate mortgages are fairly popular in the UK. As the name suggests, they allow you to...
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Jan 02, 2017

Guide to discount mortgages

We all love a good discount - there is a certain satisfaction to be had from knowing you h...

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Jan 02, 2017

Guide to tracker mortgages

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Jan 02, 2017

Guide to variable rate mortgages

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Oct 15, 2016

Guide to moving home

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Oct 02, 2016

Get your head around mortgage fees

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May 15, 2016

Jargon Buster

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Feb 15, 2016

How can Help to Buy help you?

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Oct 07, 2015

Guide to government Starter Homes policy

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Oct 03, 2013

Guide to Help to Buy

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Oct 30, 2012

Guide to shared equity

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Oct 30, 2012

Guide to shared ownership

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Oct 30, 2012

Guide to The Armed Forces Home Ownership Scheme (AFHOS)

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Oct 30, 2012

Guide to Right to Acquire

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Oct 30, 2012

Guide to NewBuy

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Oct 30, 2012

Guide to FirstBuy Direct

News

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Jun 22, 2017

Help to Buy scheme has helped 285,000 buyers

Over 90% of purchases made using the Help to Buy scheme have been outside London
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Mar 30, 2017

Over a million have used Government Help to Buy schemes

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Mar 08, 2017

Budget 2017: All quiet on the housing front

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Feb 28, 2017

Southern England is shared ownership hotspot

First-time buyers in southern England are more likely to opt for shared ownership than tho...
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Jan 06, 2017

Government affordable housing programme gets £7bn boost

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Jan 04, 2017

48,000 starter homes will be built in 2017

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