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

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

Homeownership still important to young Brits

A UK-wide study from First Direct highlights the meaning of success to people across the UK and reveals what they deem as ‘successful’ and important throughout different stages of their lives. The research shows that young Brits aren&rsq...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

£60m house building fund established with stamp duty revenue

The government has set up an annual £60m fund to help communities ‘affected by second homeownership’ using revenue accumulated from stamp duty hikes. The fund will be allocated to almost 150 councils over five years to assist them i...continue reading

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