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First-time buyers hit highest since just before financial crash

First-time buyers hit highest since just before financial crash

The number of first-time buyers in August reached the highest level since just before the financial crisis, new figures have showed.   Stamp duty relief for those wanting to get on the housing ladder, along with reduced competition from buy-to-let landlords and low mortgage rates are behind the boom, according to property experts.  However, first-time buyers […]

40-year mortgages: Now you can borrow into your 80s

40-year mortgages: Now you can borrow into your 80s

More and more mortgage holders may never pay off their debts as loans lasting 40 years are rapidly rising in popularity. Traditionally mortgages have lasted for around 25 years, but demand for longer-term deals has grown substantially since the financial crisis. Taking your mortgage over a longer term lets you lower your monthly outgoings and […]