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Introduction

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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. Yourmortgage.co.uk 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 find the ideal first-time buyer mortgage

If you are buying your first property, follow these commonsense rules for a succ...

How to get government help

If you are a first-time buyer struggling to get onto the property ladder, help c...

How to save money with a flexible mortgage

With a flexible mortgage you can overpay, underpay, take payment holidays and bo...

How to get your mortgage application accepted

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

Insure4you: Help finding the right insurance for homebuyers

Buying your own home can be an exhausting and expensive process, but luckily we ...

How to spot problems when buying

Buying a house is one of the most important decisions you will ever make – bot...

Guides

Guide to interest-only mortgages vs repayment mortgages

Before you go looking for a mortgage or remortgage deal, you need to decide how ...

Guide to flexible mortgages

A truly flexible mortgage allows you to do the following:

Guide to fixed-rate mortgages

Fixed-rate mortgages are fairly popular in the UK. As the name suggests, they al...

Guide to mortgage basics

Taking out a mortgage is probably the biggest financial undertaking you will eve...

The buying process

A step-by-step guide to purchasing property.

Guide to discount mortgages

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

News

First-time buyer numbers rise for fifth consecutive month in February

But fewer landlords are buying property as the tax and regulatory changes make i...

Half of homebuyers would consider 40-year mortgage to reduce costs

A longer mortgage term will cut your monthly repayments, but you will pay more i...

Good news for those with small deposits, as competition hots up

There's been a rise in mortgage lenders offering deals up to 95% of the property...

Santander extends maximum mortgage term to 40 years

The lender has made other changes to its range, including allowing borrowers to ...

Are Help to Buy homes being sold at a premium?

The government's flagship homeownership scheme helps those without a large depos...

Affordability improves but first-time buyers still need decade to save deposit

Londoners face the steepest challenge, but in which region can aspiring homeowne...

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Guide to borrowing past retirement age

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

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

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

Mortgage market biased against homeowners

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

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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