A Christmas bonus for shared ownership buyers

First-time buyers who bought a shared ownership property in the last twelve months should check if they are due a refund on any stamp duty paid.That’s because when Chancellor Hammond extended the stamp duty relief available t...

Government Help to Buy Changes will reduce number of eligible applicants by over one third from 2021

Changes announced in the most recent Budget will mean that over a third of homebuyers, who used a Government Help to Buy Equity Loan to buy a new home in 2018, would no longer be eligible when the new rules to be introduced i...

Halifax Review reveals that first-time buyers have seen a 21% hike in property prices over the last ten years

The latest Halifax First-Time Buyer Review revealed that the increase is more than double the 10% rise for all buyer types, and across Britain the average price of first-time buyer properties has out-performed the overall hou...

Slight downturn in the momentum of the property market

According to the Lloyds Bank Group, there were 170,000 homemovers in the first half of 2018, down by 1% compared with the same period last year and down by 16% from the second half of 2017. This inactivity may be being fuell...