first-time buyers

Ask the experts: Will my children have to pay the extra stamp duty on second homes?

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 | Question and Answer

As your children have an interest in another residential property – your home – then they would have to pay the additional stamp duty if they purchased a further property, even if they will use it as their main residence.

Buying a house: What I’ve learnt

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 | Article

Planning to buy your first home? Moneywise’s Helen Knapman shares her experience as a first-time buyer and offers five valuable tips.

Ask the Experts: Will we pay tax if we give our son money to buy a property?

Friday, 11 August 2017 | Question and Answer

If you gift the money to your son, the only tax which could come into play is inheritance tax (IHT).

Lower paid workers will wait over 100 years to buy first home

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 | News

If you work in certain professions, you would need to save up until the next century to afford to buy your first home, research from HouseSimple.com has revealed.

Government schemes for first-time buyers don’t help poorest

Monday, 03 July 2017 | News

Many government housing schemes are more likely to support better-off first-time buyers, the Social Mobility Commission has revealed.

First-time buyers pay record prices

Saturday, 01 July 2017 | News

The average price first-time buyers are paying to get on to the property ladder has hit a record high of £207,693, according to the latest Halifax First Time Buyer Review.

Bank of Mum & Dad helps a third of ‘Second Steppers’

Monday, 26 June 2017 | News

Almost a third of homeowners looking to move up the property ladder rely on financial support from family and friends, saying they need an extra £21,231 on average, to make their next move, according to new research by...

Should you help your kids on to the property ladder?

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 | Article

First-time buyers are turning to the Bank of Mum and Dad for help on to the ladder. But what should parents bear in mind before digging deep? We speak to families who have been through this.

House prices up by £3,500 month-on-month

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 | News

House prices are rising at a faster rate, with the UK House Price Index (UK HPI) for April up by 5.6% annually, bringing the average price of a property to £220,094.

General Election 2017: which party will be best for house prices and fixing the housing crisis?

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 | News

Whether you’re keeping a watchful eye on whether house prices will continue to rise or you’re worried that not enough houses are being built, with all the political rhetoric it’s hard to know which major party will serve...