Mortgages

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Should I buy a house within budget or stretch myself for a long-term place?
I am a first-time buyer and currently renting but my savings are not keeping up with prices

Virginia Wallis

24, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Average UK first-time buyer is now older than 30, says Halifax
Average age is highest in London, at 33, as numbers rise at record rate despite surging house prices

Richard Partington

22, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Cost of living squeeze: how much worse off will you be in 2022?
From energy bills to food, national insurance to rail fares, households will take a hit this year

Miles Brignall and Hilary Osborne

08, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Supersize mortgages: can you get one, and what are the dangers?
As house prices soar, loans well above the traditional maximum have launched – but there are downsides

Rupert Jones

08, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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UK house sales to first-time buyers reach highest for 19 years
Yorkshire Building Society estimates first-time volumes rose by 35% in 2021 despite strong price growth

Rupert Jones

04, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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UK lender allows homebuyers to borrow seven times salary
Habito’s mortgage terms could revive wider concerns over responsible lending practices

Rupert Jones

27, Dec, 2021 @11:04 AM

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Can we buy my mum’s house and build her an annexe to live in?
Our home is worth £345,000 with a £270,000 mortgage, while my mother’s is worth £700,000

Virginia Wallis

20, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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What the interest rate rise means for your mortgage, debt and savings
The lowdown on how the Bank of England decision will affect borrowers and savers

Hilary Osborne

16, Dec, 2021 @12:49 PM

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Bank of England plans to remove interest rate rule for mortgages
Bank wants to scrap rule that borrowers must be able to afford rate rise of three percentage points

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

13, Dec, 2021 @9:14 PM

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UK housing market forecast for 2022? Busy, but less frenetic
Rightmove says strong buyer demand will carry into new year but ‘frenzied’ market of Covid pandemic to ease as more owners look to sell

Rupert Jones

13, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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I’m buying a house with my boyfriend – how much should we pay each?
He’s on a higher salary and suggests that I pay more of the mortgage as he will put more into the deposit

Virginia Wallis

06, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Should I remortgage now even though my fixed term hasn’t ended?
With interest rates looking likely to rise, I might be able to bag a better deal by switching

Virginia Wallis

30, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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