First-time buyers

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Rise in ultra-long mortgages ‘poses risk to UK retirement prospects’
Former pensions minister says data shows buyers increasingly forced to accept terms that stretch into state pension age

Hilary Osborne

12, May, 2024 @11:01 PM

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UK house prices fall unexpectedly for second month in a row
Nationwide blames April slowdown on ‘affordability pressures’ on back of high mortgage rates

Jack Simpson and Rupert Jones

01, May, 2024 @8:07 AM

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‘It’ll be a massive saving’: why more people in the UK are downsizing home
Some Britons are aiming to cut their mortgage costs and lower stress levels by moving to a smaller property

Suzanne Bearne

13, Apr, 2024 @10:00 AM

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First-time buyer schemes: five ways to get on the UK property ladder
From shared ownership to rent to buy, we look at the schemes aimed at helping you own a home

Rupert Jones

25, Mar, 2024 @7:00 AM

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UK first-time buyers: how to get yourself mortgage ready
High property prices and rising interest rates and living costs are hindering would-be homeowners, but there are options

Rupert Jones

23, Mar, 2024 @8:00 AM

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Diary of a first-time buyer: ‘Five brokers, four offers – but at last I’m a homeowner’
Though spending £2,000-plus a month on rent seemed ridiculous, buying a property was not an easy option

Micheál Costello

22, Mar, 2024 @3:00 PM

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First-time buyers: how to pick a mortgage and the best UK deals
Trying to choose between a fixed rate and a tracker, or thinking about getting help from family? Here are the options

Rupert Jones

22, Mar, 2024 @8:00 AM

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Mortgage reforms have excluded first-time buyers, say UK building societies
Report calls for overhaul of rules on loan affordability and repayment, and more flexible mortgage products

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

05, Mar, 2024 @12:01 AM

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UK lender trials ban on new holiday let mortgages for tourist hotspots
Leeds building society believes it is the first to restrict new lending for holiday homes in Norfolk and Yorkshire

Rupert Jones

24, Feb, 2024 @7:00 AM

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UK house prices rise at strongest rate in a year
Though rapid rebound is unlikely, outlook for property market ‘is a little more positive’, says Nationwide

Jack Simpson

31, Jan, 2024 @8:30 AM

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Number of UK first-time buyers in 2023 was lowest in a decade
Figure estimated to be down by a fifth, as rising interest rates and high house prices had impact

Rupert Jones

02, Jan, 2024 @12:01 AM

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UK property market: what will happen to house prices and mortgage rates in 2024?
Whether you are a first-time buyer or remortaging, we look at what the new year could bring

Rupert Jones and Hilary Osborne

30, Dec, 2023 @8:00 AM

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