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Bank of Gran and Grandad open for business

Updated: 22nd August 2017 - First Published: 22nd August 2017 While the bank of Mum and Dad has long been known as the go-to place for first-time buyers, it seems that the bank of Gran and Grandad is becoming increasingly popular, too, with generous grandparents giving thousands to the younger generation. Read More...

One in 10 adults own more than one property

Updated: 21st August 2017 - First Published: 21st August 2017 There has been a 30% increase in the number of adults who own multiple properties, up from 1.6 million in the period between 2000 and 2002 to 5.2 million people in 2012-2014. This means that one in 10 Brits now owns more than one house. Read More...

Equity release helps first-time buyers

Updated: 16th August 2017 - First Published: 16th August 2017 Equity release can be a great way for retirees to free up some of the cash from their home, but did you know that it can help first-time buyers, too? Figures show that equity release has helped 13 people a week onto the housing ladder so far in 2017. Read More...

House prices fall for a further month

Updated: 14th August 2017 - First Published: 14th August 2017 After years of rapidly rising house prices, the last few months or so have seen a definite slowing in price growth – and there have even been falls in house prices on a monthly basis. Read More...

Remortgage customers: beware of rate rises

Updated: 14th August 2017 - First Published: 14th August 2017 Remortgage customers have recently been able to benefit from some of the lowest rates ever seen, yet that time may be up for these competitive deals – which means if you’ve been thinking about remortgaging, now may be the time to take the plunge. Read More...

First time buyers - High LTV rates are falling

Updated: 09th August 2017 - First Published: 09th August 2017 For the last few months, the high loan-to-value (LTV) market has been on a bit of a downturn, but this month signals a reversal of fortune – not only has the number of high-LTV mortgages available hit a record high, but average rates are falling! Read More...

Where to move for the best first-time buyer deals

Updated: 08th August 2017 - First Published: 08th August 2017 Times haven’t been easy for first-time buyers, with rising house prices resulting in the average price for a first home costing £211,000, compared with £75,000 in 2000. That’s why a new study has looked at the most affordable places in the UK. Read More...

15th month of mortgage product growth

Updated: 07th August 2017 - First Published: 07th August 2017 The number of mortgage products available has increased for yet another month to stand at a whopping 4,657 in August. While more choice means better options, there's also an increased possibility that you might miss the best deal for you. Read More...

Over £35bn worth of mortgages due to mature

Updated: 04th August 2017 - First Published: 04th August 2017 This autumn will see an impressive £35 billion worth of mortgages reach maturity. These lucky homeowners could see their monthly repayments fall substantially, thanks to reduced mortgage rates and increased house prices, if they remortgage. Read More...

Homebuyers pay £8.3bn in stamp duty

Updated: 31st July 2017 - First Published: 31st July 2017 Whether you’re buying your first home, moving up the ladder or downsizing, there’s one tax that always needs to be paid – stamp duty. We’re paying thousands of pounds a time for this extra tax, with it adding up to a collective £8.3 billion in 2016. Read More...


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