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KEYWORD "First-time Buyers" - 120 RESULTS
What has Brexit's impact been on the holiday homes market?

As Brexit draws closer it is only natural that home owners are worried about how it will affect them. However, experts...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Reach for the sky – UK’s tallest residential tower tops out

Property Investor Today was recently invited for a tour of the Landmark Pinnacle development in Canary Wharf, the tallest residential tower...

14 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Lowest March for supply of properties available to buy

The number of houses available to buy hit the lowest level ever recorded in March, according to NAEA Propertymark’s Housing Report. Regarding...

01 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Why is the UK private rental sector set to dominate by 2025?

Investment in the UK’s private rental sector (PRS) will soar to £75 Billion by 2025, with an additional 560,000 households expected...

03 April 2019

From: Breaking News

London’s biggest event for first-time buyers returns to the capital

The London Home Show is returning to the capital for the sixth year running on Saturday 23 March. The event is one...

20 March 2019

From: Breaking News

New Sheffield development to be funded by crowdfunding platform

The funding launch of an ‘exciting new development’ in the Castlegate area of Sheffield was recently announced by Leeds-based property investment...

15 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Property expert releases street-wise guide for buyers and homeowners

Property and DIY interior expert Georgina Burnett is releasing a contemporary book to prepare prospective buyers and homeowners in a wavering...

15 March 2019

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyer Home Show returns to Stratford

The latest First Time Buyer Home Show will take place at Stratford’s Old Town Hall on Saturday 2 March 2019. The show,...

13 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Top picks for ‘shrewd property buyers’ in London revealed

Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Search gives her take on which areas savvy prospective buyers should focus on for their next...

14 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Propertymark’s analysis offers overview of 2018 property market

Propertymark has studied its sales and lettings data to reveal trends from the year, with the findings revealing that first-time buyer...

05 December 2018

From: Breaking News

October saw slowing housing market due to Brexit uncertainty

Demand from prospective buyers and supply of available homes both fell by 13% in October amidst uncertainty surrounding Brexit. NAEA Propertymark’s October...

30 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Property in the UK takes on average 102 days to sell

It now takes, on average, 102 days to sell a property in the UK, according to Post Office Money. Its latest ‘City...

16 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Significant increase in number of renters looking to buy

New data from AA Financial Services recently revealed that the number of British adults who say they want to move from...

09 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Fixer uppers can be purchased on the cheap, research finds

Homes that need major structural work can be bought for £40,000 less than the market average, according to new research by...

02 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Supply of homes to buy rose significantly in September, says NAEA

The number of available homes, demand from house hunters and first-time buyer (FTB) sales all increased in September, according to NAEA...

26 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Income required to buy a home rises by almost a quarter since 2015

The minimum income first-time buyers require to purchase a home in the UK has rocketed by 18% in the past three...

28 September 2018

From: Breaking News

It’s official! No more £100,000 properties for sale in London

The death of the £100,000 property in London is now official, with research revealing that there are now no properties for...

26 September 2018

From: Breaking News

‘Second-steppers need family help to move up the property ladder’ - Lloyds

It's not just first-time buyers relying on financial help to purchase a property. According to new research from Lloyds Bank, second-steppers...

27 June 2018

From: Breaking News

NAEA says housing market now back in favour of sellers

The housing market has swung back in favour of sellers, according to NAEA Propertymark's April Housing Report.  The research found that demand...

30 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Homes sold for less than asking price in March, says NAEA

The professional body for estate agents, NAEA Propertymark, revealed it was a buyer’s market in March, with 86% of properties sold...

04 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Asking prices hit record highs in the FTB and second-stepper markets

Strong demand from home movers at the beginning of the year has led to the average asking price of a newly-marketed...

21 March 2018

From: Breaking News

House-hunters flood the market

The number of house-hunters looking for new homes rose by 37% in January in line with the supply of available properties...

07 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Strawberry Star secures GBP 260m Luton development mix-use scheme

Strawberry Star has announced that it has exchanged contracts on a major residential-led mixed use development scheme in Luton, Bedfordshire. Located close...

21 February 2018

From: Breaking News

LendInvest completes new development deal for site in Southgate

Property finance lender LendInvest has completed a £16 million financing deal with finance borrower Yogo Group. The deal, which was completed in...

09 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Large investment set to bring new homes to Sunderland

More than £7 million is being ploughed into a new housing estate in Sunderland, giving hope to eager first-time buyers looking...

07 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Average prices rise month on month in the UK

Prices rose across the UK in October compared to the previous month, according to fresh research conducted by the Mortgage Advice...

29 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Properties sell quickest in major Scottish cities

The latest City Rate of Sale report from Post Office Money has revealed the average UK property takes 96 days to...

17 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Research reveals that temporary stamp duty cut would encourage home moving

More than a fifth of recent home buyers (those who purchased less than three years ago) would consider moving home if...

17 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty is dampening housing market growth, says bank

The UK property market is becoming stagnant as people who wish to move homes are being hindered by Stamp Duty Land...

15 November 2017

From: Breaking News

UK ranked worst EU country for first-time buyers

The UK has been ranked the worst EU country for new homeowners and first-time buyers (FTBs), according to new research from...

20 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Sales of flats collapse due to lack of demand from FTBs

First-time buyers in London are taking a step back to wait for a reasonable deal, causing a lack of demand in...

18 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Strawberry Star enters London’s development market with £50m investment

London-based international property company, Strawberry Star Group, has entered the London residential property development market with the launch of “BRONZE”. Set in...

29 September 2017

From: Breaking News

No end in sight to UK’s housing shortage

The UK’s housing market showed further signs of weakness in July, as the number of property sales fell as uncertainty and...

31 August 2017

From: Breaking News

New property platform provides an alternative to ‘The Bank of Mum and Dad’

Property Pact, a new property funding platform, has been launched after gaining consent from the Financial Conduct Authority.   Property Pact, which connects...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers are currently ‘supporting’ the UK housing market

Demand from first-time buyers is driving the UK housing market as landlords and homeowners hold off making any big decisions, according...

23 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Residential property transactions pick up in year to July

There were 104,760 residential property transactions in the UK in July, up 1.3% from June and 8.3% higher than the corresponding...

23 August 2017

From: Breaking News

House price growth in Scotland outperforming England and Wales

House prices in Scotland increased by an average of 0.5% in June to reach an average of £175,941, according to the...

18 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Fewer investors using gifted deposits

The number of investors using gifted deposits, a sum of money that is given by a family member forming all or...

17 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Australia imposes more measures to curb property speculation

Australia has added more measures to curb speculation on residential properties in an effort to curb rising home prices and help...

08 August 2017

From: Breaking News

UK property market slowdown: What factors are to blame?

Recent months have seen the UK property market starting to slow down. So what has caused this, and will it change? Whilst...

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Scottish house prices are continuing their steady growth

Residential property prices in Scotland continue to rise, according to new figures. The average price of a property in Scotland in May...

21 July 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house price growth continues to slow

Growth in residential property prices in the UK continued to slow, but the cost of the average home still increased by...

19 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Large deposit borrowers fall freeing up stock for first-time buyers

The proportion of people acquiring property with a large deposit dropped in May, the latest mortgage monitor from e.surv shows. Those buying...

04 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Government urged to do more to ‘bring house price inflation in line with earnings’

The annual rise in UK house prices picked up again in May, the latest figures show, with prices continuing to rise...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

More affordable housing and not small deposit mortgage deals needed

The recent surge in small deposit mortgage deals for first-time buyers is good news for purchasers, especially first-time buyers. Recently released data...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

High house prices force many adults to live with their parents

Many young people are being left with little alternative but to live with their parents to save enough money for a...

28 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Another Aussie bank cracks down on foreign property investors

AMP Bank is the latest lender in Australia to introduce more stringent loan application rules and higher interest rates for foreign...

20 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Housing shortage drives up property prices in Scotland

Residential property prices rose by an average of £3,217 north of the border in April, the latest Your Move’s Scotland House...

19 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Asking prices fall in June for first time in eight years

Asking prices for UK homes have fallen over the past month as current political uncertainty continues to deter some potential buyers,...

19 June 2017

From: Breaking News

The days of surging UK house prices ‘are gone’

The tide has definitely turned against the seller in the UK housing market, a leading property expert has yesterday, following the...

02 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Low interest rates will ‘continue to support demand’ for property

Cheap borrowing levels should boost demand for property across the UK in the coming months, despite a recent fall in the...

26 May 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer and remortgage lending set to ‘maintain momentum’

The recent rise in the level of both first-time buyer and remortgage lending is expected to ‘maintain momentum’ thanks to the...

25 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Almost a quarter of homebuyers forced into bidding war

Many buyers desperate to purchase their desired home have been asked to enter into a bidding war, which can often include...

23 May 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices stall amid affordability issues

Annual house price growth continues to slow, as affordability issues deter many prospective homebuyers. With 2017 proving to be a rather challenging time...

17 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Next government urged to put ‘housing and homeownership first’

As soon as the general election determines the next government, emphasis will need to be placed on making more pressing issues,...

16 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Foreign property investors hit hard in Australian budget

International property investors have been hit by a number of measures in the budget in Australia this week in a bid...

11 May 2017

From: Breaking News

House prices in Ireland set to soar as demand outstrips supply

Residential property prices in Ireland look set to increase as demand for property continues to pick up, while the number of...

05 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Irresponsible lending in the UK could lead to return of ‘negative equity’

TSB has reduced mortgage lending to first-time buyers, especially in London, amid growing concerns that many homeowners without significant equity in...

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

House prices fall in Sydney for first time in 18 months

House prices in Sydney dipped for the first time in 18 months in April, according to new data, as regulators continue...

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

UK housing supply falls to record-low for March

The supply of available housing dropped to the lowest level ever for March, according to the latest figures from the National...

28 April 2017

From: Breaking News

House prices rise across Scotland

The average price of a home in Scotland in February reached £173,862 – a rise of 3.3% on the previous year,...

25 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Gross mortgage lending in ‘neutral gear’

Gross mortgage lending held up relatively well last month despite a fall of almost 20% year-on-year, according to the latest estimate...

21 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage and stamp duty issues deter one in 10 prospective buyers in the UK

More than one in 10 homeowners in the UK have tried to move property but decided against it after encountering issues...

14 April 2017

From: Breaking News

The UK housing market ‘is starting to look livelier’

More home loans were secured to buy property in the UK during the first two months of 2017 than any year...

12 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage accessibility in the UK hits three-year high

Mortgage accessibility in the UK has improved to its highest level since tougher lending conditions came into play as part of...

04 April 2017

From: Breaking News

UK home sales hit 10-year high in February

UK home sales agreed by estate agents increased to a 10-year high in February, suggesting that confidence in the housing market...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Estate agent claims 10 buyers are now chasing each property for sale

There are currently 10 buyers chasing every property on the market across England and Wales, according to a leading estate agency firm. haart,...

21 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage borrowing at near two-year low, says CML

Mortgage lending to home buyers fell to a near two-year low in January amid a ‘stubbornly persistent’ lull in moving activity,...

15 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Chancellor fails to deal with Britain’s ‘broken’ housing market

Yesterday’s rather low-key Budget statement failed to mention the housing market as the government continues to bury its head on the...

09 March 2017

From: Breaking News

London home buyers down 3% in Q4 2016

The number of home buyers in London fell to the lowest level for four years, fresh figures from the Council of...

24 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Confidence in UK housing market remains strong

The UK housing market remains remarkably solid, as reflected by the 4.9% increase in the volume of residential property transactions between...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Irish house prices forecast to rise by 5% in 2017

Moody’s has warned of a severe shortage of housing in Ireland, which is continuing to drive up prices. The global ratings agency...

13 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Green belt policy ‘should be reappraised’ to solve the housing crisis

There is a well documented housing crisis in England, especially in the south of the country where property prices are at...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

House price boom ripples beyond Greater Toronto Area

High residential property prices in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) are rippling out into nearby markets, especially those within commuting distance,...

07 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Record numbers acquiring their first home

There has been a surge in the number of first-time buyers cashing in on low cost mortgages and stalling property price...

25 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Average asking prices in Britain break £300,000 barrier, says Rightmove

Asking prices for homes in Britain have increased marginally in the last month, while demand on the house-hunting website Rightmove has...

16 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Camilla Dell – what to expect in 2017

The biggest talking point in 2017 will be triggering Article 50 to begin the process of Britain’s exit from the EU,...

03 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Fewer small deposit mortgages as Help to Buy scheme comes to a close

The Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee scheme will come to an end tomorrow and there are fears that its withdrawal could...

30 December 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices set to remain flat in 2017 amid Brexit uncertainty

UK property prices are expected to remain largely unchanged in 2017, owed largely to uncertainty over Brexit negotiations, according to the...

29 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending drops 11% in a year

Mortgage lending was down 11% in October compared with the corresponding month last year with £10.5bn borrowed for residential property purchases...

15 December 2016

From: Breaking News

National obsession with property dictated by the weather

The buy-to-let boom of recent years has fed the stereotype that Britons are obsessed with property. Ever since Margaret Thatcher declared...

28 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage affordability hits record low

It is now more affordable than ever before to take out a mortgage, new figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders...

16 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK housing shortage means no letup in rising home prices

A chronic shortage of housing in the UK is continuing to place upward pressure on residential property prices, according to the...

11 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Raise stamp duty threshold to boost property investment

The chancellor Phillip Hammond should use his upcoming Autumn Statement to raise the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) threshold to £250,000...

31 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Home buyer confidence returns to pre-referendum levels

Confidence among home buyers has returned to levels last seen prior to the EU vote with demand increasing by 16% in...

29 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Property sales drop 11.3% amid housing shortage

The number of home sales fell sharply in the year to September, the latest figures from the tax office show. According to...

24 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers return to the housing market as Brexit fears diminish

Homebuyers are returning to the housing market as post EU referendum fears continue to calm, the latest RICS UK Residential Market...

14 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Property investors snap up homes in Dublin

First-time buyers are being squeezed out of the housing market in Ireland, especially in Dublin, because of a surge in cash-rich...

13 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Ireland at risk of new banking crisis

Ireland is at risk of another economic disaster because the country has failed to learn from the mistakes of the last...

08 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Government terminates Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee scheme

The Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, which has attracted strong demand from borrowers looking for higher loan-to-value (LTV) home loans,...

30 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Housing supply hits six-month high, says NAEA

The number of properties for sale on the UK housing market has hit a six month high, helping to alleviate the...

27 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Asia’s housing markets are now two-tiered

Five of the eleven Asian property markets for which figures are available saw house price increases during the year to Q2...

23 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Asking prices see autumn bounce-back

There has been a sharp rise in asking prices this month as property investors continue to dominate the lower end of...

19 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Bank of England leaves interest rates unchanged, but could cut in November

The Bank of England, as expected, opted to leave UK interest rates unchanged at 0.25% yesterday in the wake of recent...

16 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Plans approved for 10,000 new homes in Barking

The London mayor Sadiq Khan has paved the way for up to 10,000 new homes to be built in Barking after...

09 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Foreign investors target London property bargains following Brexit vote

There has been a notable increase in the number of opportunistic overseas investors taking advantage of effective discounts caused by sterling’s nosedive...

06 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Property transactions slip after the Brexit vote

The number of residential property transactions fell by 0.9% between June and July, according to newly released figures from HM Revenue...

24 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Fewer investors visiting auction rooms, claims Auction House

The UK's largest auction network, Auction House, says that the introduction of the 3% stamp duty surcharge in April has paved...

16 August 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house price growth picks up despite Brexit

Residential property prices in the UK increased marginally in June, despite greater uncertainty in the run-up to the EU referendum, the...

30 June 2016

From: Breaking News

House buyer demand at three-year low

Brexit uncertainty led to demand falling to the lowest level seen since 2013, according to the latest housing market report. The report...

30 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Price of a first-time buyer home hits record high

Brexit concerns have not dented first-time buyers’ appetite to own their own home, according to estate agents Your Move and Reeds...

29 June 2016

From: Breaking News

UK home sales rise but remain lower compared with a year ago

Residential property sales in the UK increased by 1.5% in May compared with April but the month’s seasonally adjusted figure is...

22 June 2016

From: Breaking News

UK housing market activity remains strong despite EU referendum

Housing market activity in the UK remained healthy as overall valuation activity in May increased by almost a fifth on an...

08 June 2016

From: Breaking News

US property market looks ripe for investment

Investors should keep their eye on the property market in the United States which continues to go from strength to strength. Residential...

31 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Demand for UK homes plummets ahead of EU referendum

Demand for residential property across the UK has fallen to one of the lowest levels on record as prospective buyers and...

27 May 2016

From: Breaking News

60 Second Interview - Andy Thompson of Edward Mellor Auctions

Name and business title: Andy Thompson, Auction Consultant, Edward Mellor Auctions. Where in the country does your firm cover? We operate in the North West...

20 May 2016

From: 60 Second Interview

Brexit could help first-time-buyers onto the property ladder

Significantly more first-time-buyers would have a chance of getting a foot on the property ladder if Britain votes to leave the...

19 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Major project to unlock 6,000 homes near Scunthorpe

Work is set to get underway on a £1.3bn Lincolnshire Lakes project later this month that will completely transform the area...

09 May 2016

From: Breaking News

We are becoming a nation of renters

The decline in the rate of homeownership seen over the past decade in this country looks set to continue as a...

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investors storm the housing market as stamp duty deadline hits

As the deadline for stamp duty purchases before the 3% surcharge passed last night, it has been reported that investors have...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Record number of tenants frustrated by home-buying barriers

A third of private renters spend longer waiting to get on the property ladder than planned, according to research from Experian. Nearly...

22 January 2016

From: Breaking News

More homes available for first-time buyers

A 6.6% year-on-year growth in the number of fresh-to-the-market homes has been recorded; the highest figure since 2007, which is positive...

19 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Sales to first time buyers dip as demand continues to outstrip supply

The National Association of Estate Agents November Housing Market report has revealed that the number of sales to first time buyers...

05 January 2016

From: Breaking News

New Year will bring first-time buyer optimism

Following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, 2016 is set to be the year of the first-time buyer, with a number of measures...

17 December 2015

From: Breaking News

UK homeowners have saved £1.9bn since stamp duty changes

UK homebuyers have collectively saved £1.9bn since the stamp duty reform in December 2014, according to My Home Move. This equates to...

03 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Sales made to first-time buyers at seven year high

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) October Housing Market Report has revealed that sales to first-time buyers are at their...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Hodson Developments launches next phase of apartments

Hodson Developments is ready to release the next phase of apartments at its Viridium development in Camberley this weekend. Located just off...

27 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Property market slows, first-time buyers increase

A new report from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has revealed that sales to first-time buyers grew in September,...

27 October 2015

From: Breaking News

'Housing demand at eleven year high' - NAEA

Housing demand reached an eleven year high in June as property supply levels continued to fall, the National Association of Estate...

28 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Help to Buy ISA set to be attractive to property investors

As a result of their unexpected majority, the Tories will be able to ensure their new Help to Buy ISA policy...

29 May 2015

From: Breaking News

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