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Base rate hike: are fixed rate mortgages the best deal?

Which? looks at the impact of the Bank of England base rate change on the short and long term fixed-rate deals being offered by mortgage lenders.

Fixed-rate mortgages get more expensive as base rate hike looms

Which? assesses how you can still get a good fixed rate deal as costs increase ahead of a possible increase in the Bank of England base rate.

Government moves to speed up home buying

Which? reacts to the government launching a call for evidence into how obstacles that slow down the home buying and selling process could be reformed.

Mapped: how house prices have bounced back post-crash

Which? assesses new figures that show property prices in almost all parts of London and Wales are now above those achieved before the 2008 crash.

£10bn Help to Buy boost: will first-time buyers benefit?

Which? looks at plans to extend Help to Buy to aid 135,000 more home buyers and assesses whether the scheme remains a viable way to buy a home.

What can you do if your mortgage offer expires?

Which? looks at your options if your mortgage agreement expires when you're buying a new-build home due to a delay in its completion date.

Should first-time buyers avoid fixed-rate mortgages?

Which? looks at whether first-time buyers with a deposit of 5% should consider getting a discounted variable rate mortgage rather than a fixed-rate one.

What’s next for new-build leasehold buyers?

As the government's consultation on leasehold new-build homes ends, Which? looks at what could be next for those affected by ground rent doubling clauses.

How to buy a £225,000 house with £15,000

Which? looks at how first-time buyers can get on to the ladder with a small deposit, factoring in extra expenses such as stamp duty and exchange deposits.

How your income affects your mortgage chances

Which? looks at affordability regulations, and how mortgage lenders assess household income when deciding how much they'll let you borrow to buy a home.

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