First time buyers relying on two generations to buy a home

New independent research for equity release referral service, Key Partnerships, has revealed that in order for some first time buyers to get their foot on the property ladder they need help form two generations of their family. Its nationwide study ...continue reading

Halifax: First time buyer numbers hit ten year high

The number of first time buyers hit a ten-year high in 2016, according to Halifax research. The lender’s latest First Time Buyer Review says there were 335,750 first time buyers last year, up 7.3% from 312,900 in 2015. Halifax says the 2016 fi...continue reading

New home planning approvals at a ten year high

The number of planning permissions granted for new homes reached a ten year high in the 12 months to September, according to the Home Builders Federation (HBF). The HBF and Glenigan Housing Pipeline report for the third quarter of 2016 has revealed ...continue reading

Buy to let purchases 'returned to normal' in last quarter

Buy to let purchases took a greater share of the market in the back end of 2016, prompting Mortgages for Business chief executive David Whittaker to say the market has “returned to normal”. With vanilla buy to let transactions 39% were f...continue reading

Government to build thousands of discounted homes for first time buyers

The government will build thousands of discounted homes for first time buyers this year on brownfield sites, according to housing minister Gavin Barwell. The Government says that local authorities areas in England will get cash from the £1.2bn...continue reading

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