first-time buyers

Autumn Budget 2017: Stamp duty tax break 'could have gone further’

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 | News

Chancellor Philip Hammond saved the best bit of news for potential homeowners until the end of his Budget speech, announcing that the government is abolishing stamp duty land tax on homes under £300,000 for first-time buyers...

First rate rise for 2.6 million first-time buyers: Act now to prevent a mortgage shock

Friday, 03 November 2017 | News

With the base rate raised for the first time in a decade, there is an entire generation of mortgage holders in the UK who have never experienced a rise.

First-time buyers don’t save enough for a deposit

Thursday, 02 November 2017 | News

Not putting aside enough money for a deposit is the biggest problem first-time buyers face, as well as underestimating legal costs and stamp duty, according to new research.

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...