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Ask an expert: ‘How long should I fix my mortgage for?’

This week, a Which? Money expert explains how to choose the right fixed-rate mortgage if you're buying your first home.

Are 35 year mortgages a bad idea?

Which? investigates how much more expensive longer-term mortgages are for home buyers, and offers advice on choosing the right mortgage term.

Renting versus buying: which will cost you more?

Buying a home often works out cheaper than renting – but high rent costs and huge deposit requirements are locking first-time buyers out of home ownership, according to data from...

One in five home buyers blow their budget

In a bid to secure their perfect property, one fifth of home-buyers spend more than their top budget, according to our new research. As part of the 2017 Which? Home...

Should I fix my mortgage for 10 years?

HSBC has cut the rate on its 10-year fixed term mortgage, allowing borrowers to lock in a lower rate for a decade of repayments. But is it worth fixing your...

Property woes: Home buying ranked top concern for young

Buying a home is the most pressing consumer concern among young people in the UK, according to new Which? research. In a April 2017 survey, almost half (49%) of 18...

Bank of Mum and Dad: 5 ways to help your child buy a home

The Bank of Mum and Dad is the UK’s 10th biggest mortgage lender, according to new data.  Parents will lend £6.5bn to finance property purchases this year, and will be involved...

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...

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...

Is the lifetime Isa set to be a flop?

With only weeks until the lifetime Isa launches, not a single bank or building society can confirm it is ready to offer one, and many other Isa providers say they...

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