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Help to Buy alternatives for first-time buyers

From shared ownership to joint mortgages, Which? looks at five alternatives to Help to Buy for first-time buyers looking to get on the property ladder.

Buying a new-build home: five things you should know

Which? explains five things you should know about new-build homes, including buying off-plan, viewing show homes, snagging surveys and the Help to Buy schemes.

Autumn Statement 2016: letting agent fees to be banned

We look at the key property announcements from today's Autumn Statement, including the shifting of letting agent fees from tenants to landlords.

Investing in property: five things you should know

All you need to know about buy-to-let property, including mortgage taxation changes, buy-to-let stamp duty, right to rent, house prices and the Autumn Statement

Two thirds use problems revealed by house surveys to renegotiate

Which? explains why buyers should have a house survey done and looks at the popularity of each type of survey, from HomeBuyers' reports to snagging surveys.

Has Help to Buy actually helped first-time buyers?

With the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee closing soon, Which? explores how helpful the Help to Buy schemes, including equity loans and the Isa, actually are.

Help to Buy Isa: how the bonus payment really works

Which? explains how first-time buyers can use their Help to Buy Isa bonus payment towards their mortgage deposit, despite claims to the contrary.

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?

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 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.

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