home buying

Mortgage deals back to pre-pandemic levels: Expert tips on how first time buyers can find the right one

Taking that first step onto the property ladder is much easier if you know exactly what help is available to you and where to find the best mortgage deals.

Following the news that the number of mortgage products on the market are back to pre-pandemic levels after the co, Nisha Vaidya, a mortgage expert at money.co.uk , has compiled a quick and simple guide on everything you might need to know...

The two-bedroom Hayward is among the homes now available from Elan at Three Js in Abberley


THE scarcest of new builds, the bungalow, is among the homes available in Abberley as Elan Homes does its level best to provide a diverse range of housing options. Offering everything from two-bedroom bungalows to substantial five-bedroom family homes, the mix of properties at Three Js is perhaps surprising given the intimate nature of the development on Clows Top Road, which once complete...

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Where can British first-time buyers get the best deals?

Research from the national estate agent, Keller Williams UK , has revealed where the most and least affordable British locations are for first-time buyers in each region of the British property market.

First-time buyers are in a tricky situation at the moment. The pandemic and the government’s subsequent intervention in the British housing market, such as the SDLT holiday, has...

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Property transactions tumbled -51% ahead of the original stamp duty deadline

Research by leading estate agent, Benham and Reeves , has revealed that while the anti-work from home movement has been building amongst homebuyers across major cities in England, the original stamp duty holiday deadline saw transactions decline by -51% across England during Q1 of this year.

Benham and Reeves analysed residential property transactions across England and five major...


Three quarters of Brits don't make these vital checks when buying a new house


The suspension of stamp duty provides buyers a chance to move without some of the added costs. The suspension which lasts until the end of June, has led to house asking prices rising by 6.6% in the final quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.


How Updating Your Garden Could Increase Value and Meet House Buyers High Demands

With the stamp duty holiday extended until the end of June, there will be reduced pressure for those who are looking to buy or sell. With current restrictions meaning more people than ever are spending additional time at home, the Covid-19 pandemic has almost certainly caused a shift in property priorities. This change in priorities is clear, whilst traditionally having a top of the range...

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Home-buying plans on hold for 1 in 5 UK adults

  • 7 in 10 would-be first-time buyers had to rethink their plans in 2020
  • 10.5 million(1) UK people put house-buying plans on hold in 2020
  • People anticipate delaying their home-buying plans by 16 months on average
  • 2 million people bought a home unexpectedly in 2020, but only 13% due to stamp duty break

Almost one in three UK adults...

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Home seller pet hates - Manners cost nothing, but they could help homebuyers secure a property for less

The latest research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk , has highlighted what not to do when viewing a property and how creating a good first impression could not only increase your chances of securing a purchase, but it could also help you do so for a lower price.

GetAgent.co.uk asked UK home sellers if they were more likely to accept an offer if the prospective buyer...

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With the end of SDLT holiday approaching more leaders are accepting Search Insurance

The fast approaching end of the SDLT holiday in March means that residential property lawyers are under even more pressure to complete purchases quickly.

They will be pleased to hear that major lenders Skipton Building Society and NatWest will now accept Search Insurance in place of Local Authority Searches. NatWest will temporarily accept Search Insurance for new purchases and...

The busiest home selling spots between Christmas and NY revealed

Like the rest of the nation, the UK property market will wind down significantly between Christmas and the New Year as many take time off to spend with family and to fully enjoy the festivities.

However, research by home buying platform, Yes Homebuyers , has revealed that this doesn’t necessarily mean you have no chance at all of seeing your sale or purchase complete over the festive...