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First-time buyer lending hits highest level since 2007

Mortgage Solutions | 17 Feb 2015

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.


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

Other First time buyers articles


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

Lack of property price inflation hampering market - Santander

The main barrier to moving up the property ladder for 63% of homeowners is the need for the value of the current property to increase.

Mortgage Solutions | 08 Dec 2014
Tesco bank

Tesco Bank cuts mortgage rates further

Tesco Bank has confirmed it will cut rates on its two, three and five year fixed-rate mortgages.

Mortgage Solutions | 20 Nov 2014
The Houses of Parliament

Remove Stamp Duty for older people in mid-priced homes - MPs

Older people looking to ‘downsize’ should not have to pay stamp duty on the purchase of a moderately-priced home, a group of MPs has recommended.

Mortgage Solutions | 18 Nov 2014

Average Help to Buy 2 deposit falls to under £9,000

Home buyers using the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme were able to access the property ladder with average deposits of just £8,974 in September, according to data from Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB).

Mortgage Solutions | 07 Nov 2014

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

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

Mortgage Solutions | 24 Oct 2014

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

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

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