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Lack of property price inflation hampering market - Santander

Mortgage Solutions | 08 Dec 2014

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.

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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
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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

Other First time buyers articles

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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‘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
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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

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