First-Time Buyers

How to secure your first mortgage

First-Time Buyers' Best Buys

Speedily find your deal with our mortgage comparison tool

50+ House Buying Tips

Here's what to look out for before buying a house

The Help to Buy equity loan

How the scheme works in England & who qualifies

Green mortgages

If you've an energy-efficient home, could you save with a green mortgage?

Help to Buy ISAs

Now closed for newbies – need-to-knows if you've already got one

How Much Can I Borrow?

Why salary & deposit affects how big a mortgage you can get

What is a leasehold?

Including your rights & the problems with leasehold

House auctions

Buying repossessions and what to watch for

Right To Buy Mortgage Scheme

Find out if you can buy your council home at a discounted price

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First-Time Buyers


First-time buyer? Thinking about getting onto the housing ladder? Our free, 55-page First-Time Buyers' Guide talks you through everything you need to know, from deposits to different types of mortgages and ways to boost your chances of mortgage acceptance.

How much do you think you'll be able to borrow from the bank? Our How much can I borrow? guide gives you an indication of what you're likely to get, based on salary and outgoings.


Our Buying a home timeline sets out how long you can expect the process of buying a home to take and what the various steps are. Meanwhile, our What fees will you pay? guide explains which fees you are likely to pay on top of the price of the property you're buying.

For this and much more, have a browse of our First-Time Buyers page.

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