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Labour makes first-time buyer stamp duty pledge

Mortgage Solutions | 27 Apr 2015

Labour would make first-time buyers exempt from stamp duty for purchases under £300,000, Ed Miliband is due to announce.

Ed Miliband launches Labour Party manifesto

Santander cuts rate on high LTV mortgages

Santander has reduced rates on a selection of first-time buyer loans.

Mortgage Solutions | 21 Apr 2015

CML: Election jitters dampen mortgage lending

Mortgage lending fell in February as buyers and homeowners held fire ahead of the general election.

Mortgage Solutions | 14 Apr 2015

Other First time buyers articles


Third of buyers stay at home to save money

A third of first-time buyers stay with family in order to save for a deposit, research by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks has found.

Mortgage Solutions | 01 Apr 2015

Help to Buy ISA will leave first-time buyers short

Despite being offered a helping hand onto the property ladder, first-time buyers will still be left with a £14,000 shortfall.

Mortgage Solutions | 31 Mar 2015

Brits will own fewer properties over lifetime

Brits in their 20s and 30s will own fewer properties in their lifetimes due to rising house prices and lack of suitable homes.

Mortgage Solutions | 27 Mar 2015

Buyers forced to consider homes with no natural light

Lack of suitable housing stock means more than half of first-time buyers are being forced to consider properties with no natural light.

Mortgage Solutions | 27 Mar 2015

Lending to low-deposit borrowers 'back on track' - e.surv

Surveyors’ figures show increased lending to borrowers with deposits of 15% or less.

Mortgage Solutions | 12 Mar 2015
David Cameron at Conservative Party Conference 2013

Treasury: Help to Buy has helped 88,000 people buy a new home

According to the latest quarterly statistics from the government, Help to Buy has helped 88,420 people buy a new home since the scheme began.

Mortgage Solutions | 05 Mar 2015

First-time buyer lending hits highest level since 2007

Lending to first-time buyers reached the highest annual level since 2007 last year, with 676,900 loans taken out and £112.7bn advanced in total.

Mortgage Solutions | 17 Feb 2015

Lack of affordability blunts London house price growth – Savills

House price growth in London is expected to rise by just 10.4% over the next five years compared to 19.3% across the UK as a whole, Savills research finds.

Mortgage Solutions | 10 Feb 2015

House prices enjoy January recovery

House prices grew by 2% between December and January, the biggest January monthly increase seen since 2009 (2.4%), according to the latest Halifax house price index.

Mortgage Solutions | 05 Feb 2015

First-time buyer numbers up 50% in two years

The number of first-time buyers has risen 50% in the last two years, with record low mortgage rates and new government schemes driving these figures.

Mortgage Solutions | 06 Jan 2015

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