First-time buyers underestimate financial costs of buying

There is a lack of understanding around the house buying process and the associated costs amongst those looking to buy their first home, research by Aldermore has shown. Aldermore’s Q3 First-Time Buyer Index showed that the biggest expense whe...continue reading

What first time buyers should know before buying

According to a new survey by My Home Move, almost a fifth of homeowners confessed that they didn’t realise their first home would need work doing to it. 700 homeowners across the UK shared the hard-learnt lessons of being a first-time buyer. T...continue reading

First time buyers given boost by equity release

New research from Retirement Advantage has revealed that during the first half of 2017, 13 first-time buyers were helped onto the housing ladder every week thanks to relatives who released equity from their homes. Its data shows that in H1, 2% of cu...continue reading

One in four move house to secure school catchment areas

24% of parents with school age children have either bought or rented a new property in order to secure an address within their desired school catchment area, according to research from Santander Mortgages. Families willing to move are prepared to sp...continue reading

First time buyers getting older but appetite to buy remains strong

The average first-time buyer is getting older and richer, but the appetite for home ownership remains undimmed, according to the UK Finance mortgage board. The trade body says that while the average age of an FTB has been largely unchanged since 199...continue reading

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