Mortgage Advice for First Time Buyers, First Time Buyer Mortgages and First Mortgage Advice


Mortgage information from intermediaries must be improved to allow first time buyers to find the best deals, according to the Financial Services Consumer Panel.
A new shared ownership mortgage has been launched to support first time buyers who have impaired credit histories.
First time buyers are seeing an increase in affordable homes, with a new initiative in Liverpool which brings run-down property back into use.
First time buyers are in a strong position and should shop around for their mortgage, experts state.
With mortgage products now available specifically for graduate first time buyers, Moneyfacts warns aspiring homeowners against taking out a mortgage just because it is aimed at them.
A predicted increase in house prices makes this a good time for the first time buyer to get onto the first rung of the property ladder.
More and more mortgage lenders are likely to take part in the Homebuy scheme, which aims to give first time buyers access to affordable homes.
A new multimedia system has been developed to help first time buyers view affordable homes using touch screen computers.
Falling interest rates have made mortgage repayments more affordable for first time buyers, however aspiring homeowners encounter difficulties finding a deposit and securing enough money from lenders.
New creative mortgages from Chelsea Building Society help first time buyers who are increasingly turning to close family members for help getting on the first rung.
A plan has been outlined by the government to give first time buyers more information and support in purchasing their first home.
The AHIPP has defended home information packs against criticism from the Conservatives that they will cause disruption in the housing market.
First time buyers are waiting longer, some until they reach 40, before they get onto the first rung of the property ladder.
More flexibility in mortgage lending is needed to help aspiring homeowners get onto the first rung of the property ladder, according to new research.
Germany currently represents an attractive opportunity for overseas property investment, according to the real-estate firm, German Property Investors.
The Bank of England has kept interest rates at 4.5 per cent, although signs of economic growth may mean first time buyers see a rise in rates next month, analysts have warned.
First time buyers may find it increasingly difficult to find affordable homes and to finance their purchases as house price inflation will hit seven per cent this year, according to predictions.
First time buyers must save for longer to put down a deposit on their first home, with aspiring homeowners in London saving until 2012, according to research.
The buy to let sector is being aided by the stability of the housing market which has increased confidence among consumers and lenders.
Confidence in mortgage borrowing and the proportion of aspiring homeowners increased in the first half of the year.
An affordable housing scheme in Cornwall is set to go ahead
First-time home buyers in Cardiff are finding it increasingly difficult to get their foot on the first rung of the property ladder

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There's alot going on! What do you think?

Interest rates are low but could rise? Is this a good time to buy?


Varialbe rate mortgages go up if bank interest rates do. Which is your preference?

Fixed Rate
Variable rate

Interest only mortgages are cheaper but in the end you don't end up owning the property. Which is better?

Interest Only

House prices are waivering. Do you think this is a good time to buy?


Shared equity mortgages allow you to buy a new home with 5% deposit and an equity loan through FirstBuy. What do you think?

Too complicated
Too expensive
Too risky

Rent to buy allows you to peg a property price, save towards a deposit and pay reduced rent. What do you think?

Works best in a rising market
Too complicated
Good option


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