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Mortgages & property

Where can you afford to buy your first home?

Buyers under 40 now need to spend more than five times their annual income on their first home in the majority of the UK – but our interactive map reveals the most...

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Lifetime Isas launch: can you open one?

Lifetime Isas have become available today, designed to help under 40s save for their first home or for retirement. But no banks or building societies are currently offering one for...

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Home ownership dream for under 30s gets a boost from Help to Buy

The government’s Help to Buy schemes are helping record numbers of younger first-time buyers get onto the property ladder, new data has revealed. The Help to Buy Isa paid out...

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Can you afford buy-to-let property in the UK’s most lucrative areas?

With average rents dropping for the first time in six years and tax breaks for landlords set to decrease, it’s becoming more important to purchase buy-to-let property in a prosperous...

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First-time buyers saving up to decade for a mortgage deposit

First-time buyers are saving for up to a decade for a mortgage deposit, with more than two thirds saving for over two years, according to new research from Which? Mortgage...

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When to sell your home

The best day of the week to put your house on the market

When you’re moving home, sometimes the smallest factors can affect how quickly you can sell your property. But our research suggests that even the day of the week that a property is...

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Can you afford to buy a home in the UK’s ‘best’ towns and cities?

Winchester, the Hampshire city famed for its thousand year-old cathedral, is the best place to live in the UK for quality of life, according to a recent survey by the Halifax. But what...

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How first-time buyers can save thousands with a 90% mortgage

It’s well known that the bigger your deposit, the better the mortgage deal you’ll get. But new Which? research can reveal that striving to hand over a 10% deposit and secure a...

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Estate agents who overprice properties cost sellers £4.3bn

Estate agents who routinely overvalue properties are potentially leaving many homeowners worse off as they can be forced to make huge price cuts in order to sell their property, a...

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Housing White Paper: the key announcements

The Housing White Paper promises to free up land, speed up housebuilding, and investigate leasehold abuse. Find out about the key announcements at a glance.

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