First-time buyers

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We can’t build our way out of the growing housing crisis | Letters
Letters: John Worrall, Philip Kerridge and John Rigby on the problems that continue to plague Britain’s housing market

07, Dec, 2022 @5:53 PM

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UK mortgage rates are soaring – what can you do?
Property market turmoil is unsettling both first-time buyers and those remortgaging, We set out their options

Rupert Jones

07, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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More than 40% of mortgages withdrawn as market reels after mini-budget
Lenders began pulling products on Monday as they struggled to price products amid financial uncertainty

Phillip Inman

29, Sep, 2022 @1:23 PM

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Stamp duty cut will benefit UK’s wealthier and raise inflation, say experts
Government warned measure would create housing bubble that does little to benefit first-time buyers

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

21, Sep, 2022 @2:00 PM

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If we buy a flat for our son in my wife’s name would she be deemed a first-time buyer?
I have two houses in my name, so wonder whether including me on a joint mortgage affects stamp duty

Virginia Wallis

19, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Help to buy or shared ownership: which is best for homebuyers in England?
The government schemes have pros and cons, and one closes to new applicants soon

Patrick Collinson

12, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Shared ownership: a low-cost way to buy a home – but is there a catch?
It is touted as a cheaper way to get on the property ladder, but there can be drawbacks. We weigh up the pros and cons

Patrick Collinson

10, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Mortgages: your options if you want to switch deals or are a first-time buyer
The lowdown for different categories of borrower as interest rates continue to rise

Rupert Jones

13, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Bank of England scraps mortgage affordability test
Test required potential homebuyers to prove they could afford three-percentage-point rise in interest rates

Rupert Jones

01, Aug, 2022 @12:11 PM

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Help to buy scheme: the clock is ticking if you want to apply
The scheme is scheduled to end in England in March 2023 but the key deadline is much sooner

Rupert Jones

23, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Fifty-year home loans would get more on ladder but come with risks
Analysis: longer mortgages would unlock the bind many renters find themselves in but could be expensive

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

01, Jul, 2022 @9:30 PM

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No 10 considers 50-year mortgages that could pass down generations
Cautious welcome for idea to tackle housing crisis but experts warn of risks to those inheriting

Peter Walker and Robert Booth

01, Jul, 2022 @9:30 PM

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