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First-time buyer sales climb 11% despite wider market slowdown

Mortgage Solutions | 24 Oct 2014

The number of first-time buyer UK house completions increased year-on-year in September, defying trends of a slowdown in the market.


UK is a 'two-tier society' when it comes to property

Research has revealed that British house-hunters feel increasingly disenfranchised by the lack of affordable housing.

Mortgage Solutions | 14 Oct 2014

No fear of housing bubble, says CML

All types of lending declined in August compared to July, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

Mortgage Solutions | 09 Oct 2014

Other First time buyers articles


Lending up 33% driven by house purchase

CML data on the characteristics of lending in July show that the market remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, rather than remortgages.

Mortgage Solutions | 11 Sep 2014

First time buyers squeezed hardest by property inflation

Data suggests first-time buyer property prices are rising faster than those for any other demographic compounding the affordability struggle to get on the housing ladder.

Mortgage Solutions | 19 Aug 2014

First time buyers receive half of deposit from parents

The average first-time buyer receives roughly half of their house deposit from their parents, a study has revealed.

Mortgage Solutions | 25 Jun 2014

Stamp Duty threatens to pervert Help to Buy effect - CML

The government is undermining its own Help to Buy scheme by imposing a large tax burden on first-time buyers, the Council of Mortgage Lenders has argued.

Mortgage Solutions | 05 Nov 2013
house price

‘Second stepper' affordability up, but few moving - Lloyds

Affordability for so-called second-steppers has leapt in the past year, according to a survey.

Mortgage Solutions | 18 Oct 2013

Midlands and London drive 3.8% house price rise - ONS

A buoyant English market drove UK house prices up 3.8% in the twelve months to August 2013, according to the Office for National Statistics house price index.

Mortgage Solutions | 15 Oct 2013
Bank of England

BoE: Q2 mortgage lending at six-year high: BTL hits £5bn

Gross mortgage advances to UK borrowers were up 23% in Q2 against the first quarter, hitting the highest point since records began in 2007, reported the Bank of England.

Mortgage Solutions | 10 Sep 2013

Help to Buy reservations pass 10,000 as positivity grows

Government figures confirm reservations through the Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme passed the 10,000 mark just four months after launch.

Mortgage Solutions | 13 Aug 2013

Lending to first-time buyers hits post-crunch high

Mortgage lending to first-time buyers reached a six year high in the second quarter of the year, according to figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

Mortgage Solutions | 12 Aug 2013

Interest-only mortgages scrutinised further with underwriting test

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) plans to introduce a "robust underwriting assessment" to be performed by lenders before issuing interest-only mortgages, letters published today have revealed.

Mortgage Solutions | 19 Jul 2013

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