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How much money do first-time buyers actually need to buy a £200,000 home?

From valuation and house survey fees to removal costs, first-time buyers could need to save around £5,000 more than their mortgage deposit to buy a house.

First-time buyers: what’s the best 95% mortgage deal?

A new mortgage from Leek United Building Society offers no-up front fees and a cashback incentive - so how does it compare to other 95% mortgages?

15 things you need to know about the Help to Buy scheme

Which? explains the key things first-time buyers need to know before they buy a property using the Help to Buy scheme, from exchange deposits to mortgages.

Will the new Help to Buy scheme really help first-time buyers?

Two years before the launch of the next iteration of Help to Buy, the government faces criticism over the regional price caps it plans to propose.

First-time buyers offered £25,000 government loans under new scheme

Find out if you could be eligible for a Scottish government-backed loan towards a deposit on your first home, and whether it's better than Help to Buy

First-time buyers can take mortgage ‘payment holidays’ with this new deal – should you do it?

Want time off from paying your mortgage? Yorkshire Building Society’s new deal can give you just that. Which? asks if it's as good as it sounds.

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.

Free mortgage valuation ‘surveys’ on the rise, but should you trust them?

Increasing numbers of mortgage deals are being offered with free valuation surveys - but relying on this basic report could be costly.

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?

First-time buyer mortgage market booming despite Brexit uncertainty

The number of first-time home buyers taking out mortgages increased in January despite Brexit uncertainty, taking advantage of cooling house prices across the UK.

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