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First-time buyer numbers drop by a third in 20 years

First-time buyer numbers drop by a third in 20 years

The English Housing Survey shows a drop in the number and a rise in the age of first-time buyers. Which? explains how you can buy a home with a small deposit.

Brexit: how will it affect buying a property?

Brexit: how will it affect buying a property?

Which? answers the key property questions raised since Britain's decision to leave the EU, including what effect Brexit will have on mortgages and house prices.

HSBC launches ‘cheapest ever’ fixed-rate mortgage

HSBC launches ‘cheapest ever’ fixed-rate mortgage

HSBC has launched the lowest fixed-rate mortgage since records began. We look at whether the deal is all it's cracked up to be for homebuyers and remortgagers.

Seven-day mortgage switching could arrive soon

Seven-day mortgage switching could arrive soon

Want to remortgage? Soon you could be able to switch your mortgage provider in seven days. We look at how the new proposals would work for homeowners.

Nationwide raises its mortgage age limit to 85

Nationwide raises its mortgage age limit to 85

Major high street lenders are now making mortgages available to older borrowers. Find out where to go to get the best deals when borrowing into retirement.

Mortgage applications: 5 things you need to know

Mortgage applications: 5 things you need to know

Applying for a mortgage? We explain how to increase the chances of getting your mortgage application accepted. Five tips on mortgage brokers, deposits and more.

Help to Buy Isa now available to thousands more first-time buyers

Help to Buy Isa now available to thousands more first-time buyers

Prospective first-time buyers who missed out on opening a Help to Buy Isa last autumn can do so now and benefit from a bonus of up to £3,000.

New buy-to-let stamp duty rates apply from today

New buy-to-let stamp duty rates apply from today

New buy-to-let stamp duty rates come into force today, with buy-to-let property investors and second/holiday home buyers paying 3% extra in stamp duty.

Budget 2016: Money Advice Service to close

Budget 2016: Money Advice Service to close

The Money Advice Service will be replaced later this year by a new slimmed down body.

Budget 2016: Lifetime Isas

Budget 2016: Lifetime Isas

A new tax-free savings vehicle for under 40s will be introduced from 6 April 2017.

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