First-Time Buyers

How to secure your first mortgage

What mortgage fees will you pay?

Including arrangement fees and stamp duty

Green mortgages

For those buying or living in an energy efficient home

How much can I borrow?

Salary and deposit will impact how big a mortgage you can get

What is a leasehold?

Most flats are owned on a leasehold basis

Stamp duty calculator

Use our guide to work out how much you'll need to pay

Cheap mortgage finding

Don't overpay £1,000s by being on the wrong deal

23 property search tips - how to find your dream home

It's the biggest purchase of your life, and even small mistakes can be costly. So we've drawn…

Moving home checklist

How to get prepared for the big move

House auctions

It's possible to find repossessed properties at big discounts

Right to Buy mortgage scheme

Can you buy your council home property?

Shared ownership

It's possible to buy a share of a property

Buying a home in Scotland – the timeline

Buying a home is one of the most stressful things you'll do, and it's not got any easier as…

Skipton launches 100% mortgage

It's the UK's first no-deposit mortgage since 2008

Student loans & mortgages

Does a student loan impact a mortgage application?

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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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