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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...

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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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Dec 02, 2020

Rise in cost of fixed rates for low deposit borrowers

Two-year fixed rates at 90 per cent of the property's value have reached their highest lev...
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Nov 27, 2020

The UK’s 10 most affordable places to buy a home

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Nov 27, 2020

Boost in 90% mortgages as lenders return to the sector

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Nov 17, 2020

Revised Help to Buy scheme open to applicants from December

The new version of the government's flagship homeownership scheme will be restricted to fi...
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Oct 26, 2020

Mortgage borrowers face ‘double blow’ of higher rates as choice halves

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Oct 26, 2020

Half of first-time buyers rejected for a mortgage

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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...

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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