First-time buyers

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Revealed: first-time homes have grown less affordable under the Tories
Guardian analysis shows situation has worsened in most of England and Wales since 2015

Tobi Thomas, Pamela Duncan and Hilary Osborne

22, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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We want to buy our first home and then move abroad. Is this possible?
We want to return to the UK every now and then and live in the property but we are unsure about buy -o-let mortgages

Virginia Wallis

18, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Average UK house price fell by £10,000 in July
Monthly fall follows year of rising prices and phasing out of stamp duty holiday

Joanna Partridge

15, Sep, 2021 @1:05 PM

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Experience: I accidentally bought a derelict house
We wanted to bid on a property. But auctioneers speak quickly, and this one had a strong Glaswegian accent

Cal Hunter

06, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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With house prices through the roof, young buyers’ hopes go out the window
But with government more keen on avoiding a crash than addressing inequality, property prices look safe

Phillip Inman

03, Jul, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Should we buy a first home in London or go for a buy-to-let in Edinburgh?
My partner and I plan to move to the Scottish city at some point but are unsure about stamp duty

Virginia Wallis

28, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Little-known deadline threatens to scupper homebuyers’ dreams
An obscure completion date for help-to-buy loans could wreck people’s plans to get on the property ladder

Anna Tims

06, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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First-time buyers in England offered new homes at up to 50% off
Government’s First Homes initiative could give discounts of £100,000 but prompts prediction of a ‘scramble’

Rupert Jones

03, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Turning shut-down shops into homes? It’ll be the developers who enjoy the bargains | Rowan Moore
By relaxing rules on planning permission, the Tories are doing nothing for tenants or our high streets

Rowan Moore

23, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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I bought my home with a help-to-buy loan. Is it worth paying it back early?
I could redeem the equity loan – about £43,000 – but wonder whether to invest cash elsewhere

Virginia Wallis

17, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Homebuyers struggle: ‘Sellers just add the stamp duty saving to the price’
Young people in the UK are finding properties even further out of reach as tax breaks and easier credit drive up prices

Rupert Jones and Hilary Osborne

08, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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My ex is buying me out of our house – can I get any help with a new one?
We had a deed of trust but the situation is a bit of a mess and I fear I won’t be seen as a first-time buyer

Virginia Wallis

03, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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