first-time buyers

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...

Growing number of millennials still live with parents

Friday, 05 May 2017 | News

The number of people aged 25 to 34 who live with their parents has risen by 37% over 10 years, according to new research by Aviva.

Bank of Mum and Dad to fund a quarter of properties in 2017

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 | News

Parents will lend more than £6.5 billion in 2017 to help their kids get onto the property ladder, putting it on a par with the UK’s ninth largest mortgage lender (Yorkshire Building Society), according to new research by...

First-time buyers miss out even with 10% deposit

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 | News

More than one in three buyers have seen their offer on a first home fall through because their deposit was too small to secure a mortgage, according to new research by Nottingham Building Society.

Over half of Moneywise users happy for garden villages to be built near them

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 | News

More than half (52%) of users agree with more garden villages being built - even if it’s near where they live.

Estate agents predict ‘no property Armageddon’ in 2017

Thursday, 08 December 2016 | News

House price inflation will remain low and the number of transactions will remain steady in the year ahead, the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has predicted.

Review recommends more help for first-time buyers

Thursday, 17 November 2016 | News

Financial pressure on young people has led to a decline in the number of homeowners, according to a major new housing report.

Brexit could make it cheaper for first-time buyers

Monday, 19 September 2016 | News

Almost one in three people in the UK believes the vote to leave in the EU referendum has negatively affected the housing market, a study by financial adviser network Unbiased has revealed.