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First-time buyers: how to find the best mortgage rate with a 5% deposit

Which? explains how buyers with a 5% deposit can benefit from a low-cost discount mortgage, and weighs up the pros and cons of variable-rate deals.

Shared ownership mortgage rates getting cheaper

Rates on shared ownership mortgages are getting cheaper. Which? reveals the best deals and assesses whether you should buy through a shared ownership scheme.

Should first-time buyers take out a 40-year mortgage?

Mortgages with maximum terms of 40 years make up around half of the market, but how much extra will such a long-term deal cost you?

House price growth slows in the UK’s most expensive areas: could you snap up a bargain?

Find out where house prices are falling in the UK if you're looking to get a bargain on a new home

Four in 10 homebuyers view under five properties

We reveal how many properties buyers view in different parts of the UK and share one first-time buyer's experience of submitting a sealed bid after an open day.

From stamp duty to annual travelcards: are new-build home incentives worthwhile?

Which? assesses some of the incentives that developers are offering on new-build homes, from price cuts to furnishings packages.

First-time buyers: how to get the cheapest Help to Buy mortgage rates

Which? assesses the mortgage market for Help to Buy users, and offers advice on how use cheap rates to pay off the equity loan before interest kicks in.

Mapped: the most affordable places for first-time buyers in the North West of England

Which? explains where first-time buyers can get the best deal in the North West of England, taking into account average earnings and property prices.

How I bought my first home: ‘Every step is new and a little scary’

First-time buyer story: find out how our reader saved a deposit and what she discovered while house-hunting - plus what she wishes she'd known before buying.

Large-deposit mortgages: we reveal the best remortgaging and home-buyer deals

Find out which lenders are offering the best mortgage deals if you're buying or remortgaging at 65% LTV or lower.

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