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Nine steps to buying your first home in 2021

Nine steps to buying your first home in 2021

From boosting opening a lifetime Isa to boost your deposit to exploring government schemes, discover our tips for getting onto the property ladder in 2021.

New Help to Buy scheme opens for first-time buyers: how will it work?

New Help to Buy scheme opens for first-time buyers: how will it work?

Which? explains how the new version of Help to Buy in England will work, including the new regional price caps and limits on who can use the scheme.

Revealed: the happiest places to live in Great Britain

Revealed: the happiest places to live in Great Britain

Which? reveals the towns that topped the charts in Rightmove's Happy at Home Index, including average house prices and tips on finding the best place to live.

Down valuations on the rise: what to do if the property you’re buying is deemed overpriced

Down valuations on the rise: what to do if the property you’re buying is deemed overpriced

Which? explains why buyers are seeing their moves hampered by down valuations and offers advice on what to do if the property you want to buy is deemed overpriced.

Buyers and sellers: here’s how to speed up your house move

Buyers and sellers: here’s how to speed up your house move

Which? explains how a new pledge to help speed up the home-moving process will work, including simple steps buyers and sellers can take to keep moves on track.

First-time buyers: what’s happening to the Help to Buy scheme?

First-time buyers: what’s happening to the Help to Buy scheme?

Which? explains what's happening to the Help to Buy equity loan scheme around the UK, after the Welsh government extended its scheme until 2022.

Exclusive: is the cost of moving house on the rise?

Exclusive: is the cost of moving house on the rise?

Which? explains how much buyers moving up the property ladder can expect to pay in moving costs, and whether this outweighs the benefits of the stamp duty cut.

First-time buyer mortgage flash sales: are they here to stay?

First-time buyer mortgage flash sales: are they here to stay?

Which? explains why banks are releasing limited edition mortgage deals for first-time buyers with small deposits, and advises on how to get ahead of the game.

Banks are cutting how much you can borrow for a mortgage: is it still possible to get a good deal?

Banks are cutting how much you can borrow for a mortgage: is it still possible to get a good deal?

Which? explains why banks are restricting how much you can borrow when taking a mortgage and offers advice on how to get accepted for a home loan.

Asking prices hit record highs: how to get the best deal when buying a house

Asking prices hit record highs: how to get the best deal when buying a house

Which? explains how to get the best deal when buying a property after the COVID-19 lockdown, as Rightmove says asking prices have hit record highs.

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