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The scheme, introduced in 2021, helps first-time buyers take out a mortgage with a five per cent deposit on homes worth up to £600,000.
As many as 426,000 fewer first-time buyers in England could get on the property ladder between this year and 2027 compared with the long-term average, a building society predicts. Leeds Building Society, in partnership with specialist advisers WPI Strategy, analysed first-time buyer affordability between 1982 and 2022, and how the challenges of buying a first [...]
London experienced a 24 per cent decline in the number of first-time buyers entering the market in the last year as high mortgage rates crush home-ownership dreams.
Londoners’ desire to get on the property ladder has helped fuel the housing market in the capital, despite households now needing an extra £12k in income to be able to afford their own place. Figures released by Zoopla, show that in April house price growth in London rose by 0.5 per cent, as demand and [...]
Homes for first-time buyers are at their most expensive as a proportion of take-home pay since the financial crisis. The proportion of monthly income that first-time buyers are having to put towards mortgage repayments is returning to levels last seen in the 2008 financial crisis, according to Nationwide. Nationwide, the UK’s third largest lender has [...]
A predicted fall in house prices may do little to change the prospects for first-time buyers in London The number of first-time buyers is estimated to have fallen by around nine per cent in 2022, according to analysis by a building society. Across the UK, the number of people taking their first step onto the [...]
The UK’s rental demand has increased by 23 per cent in the last year, according to a new Rightmove research. The analysis has revealed that the increase in the UK’s rental demand is also due to many first-time buyers having to put their dreams on hold until mortgage rates go down, the Guardian first reported. [...]
Despite a property market boom during the pandemic, the furlough scheme pushed back the average age of first time buyers by up to two years. The government’s initiative may have given a lifeline to millions as Covid restrictions plunged society into chaos, but its long term impact has reportedly been to stall many people’s ability [...]
House prices continue to move firmly upwards and are still expected to be higher in a year’s time, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) this afternoon. The numbers are somewhat surprising given that surveyors have seen the longest stretch of shrinking buyer demand in the housing market since the early stages of [...]
It is now no longer significantly cheaper to rent than buy, in terms of monthly outgoings, new analysis by RightMove has shown. While average monthly mortgage payments (£901) outpace average monthly rental payments (£887), the gap in payments has slimmed over the past decade. The property platform’s new analysis tracking first-time buyer affordability is based [...]
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