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First time buyer market divides opinion

When it comes to impressions of the housing market a report from the Halifax has found a wide disconnect between prospective first-time buyers and their parents. While just 12 per cent of parents believe it is ‘virtually impossible for first-time … Continue reading

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Numbers of young first-time buyers set to plummet

The number of people aged 25-34 able to get a foothold on the property ladder could plummet by half before 2020 a new report has found. According to recently published research from the housing charity Shelter, by the end of … Continue reading

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First time buyers find their feet

The number of first time buyers relying on the Bank of Mum and Dad for support has dropped significantly according to recent research. Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks’ Annual First Time Buyers Survey has revealed that less than half (46 per … Continue reading

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Housing market sluggish as first time buyer activity falls

The total number of loans advanced to first time buyers is still five per cent lower than it was a year ago according to the latest figures from the Council for Mortgage Lenders (CML). The total number of loans advanced … Continue reading

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Almost four million unable to buy first home

According to new analysis by consumer pressure group PricedOut 3.8m first time buyers in private rented accommodation are unable to afford the average first home. The figure includes 1.26m private renters who have been priced out of home ownership by … Continue reading

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First time buyers could pay no Stamp Duty

Labour leader Ed Miliband has unveiled Labour’s plan to put first time buyers first by reducing stamp duty to zero and giving them priority access on new homes built. This is what Labour describes as its next stage in comprehensive … Continue reading

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House prices in the Eastern region jump

House prices in the Eastern region grew quicker than anywhere else in the UK in February according to the Government’s latest house price data. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) House Price Index shows that UK house prices increased 7.2 … Continue reading

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