First time buyer
Martin Lewis: Outdated LISA rules COSTING first-time buyers and need a radical overhaul
Change is needed to help half a million younger people with Lifetime ISAs as many risk lock-out and £1,000+ in fines to get their money back.
22 January 2023
180,000 first-time buyers benefit from stamp duty cut
141,100 first-time buyers have bought properties without having to pay stamp duty and a further 39,400 have paid a discounted rate in the year since First Time Buyers Relief was introduced, according to the latest figures from HM Revenue & Customs
22 November 2018
Martin's 6 Lifetime ISA must-knows
LISAs launch this Thursday, and by opening one you can get up to £32,000 free
5 April 2017
Savers to be warned of risks before opening a Lifetime ISA
Anyone wanting to open a Lifetime ISA will first be made fully aware of how the product works, under FCA proposals
16 November 2016
First-time buyer bonuses under Lifetime ISAs to come at exchange, after Help to Buy controversy
First-time buyers will be able to get a state bonus towards a first home when they exchange under the LISA scheme
15 September 2016
Act now for rock-bottom mortgage rates
13 tips to slash costs for remortgagers and first-time buyers – check now if you can save, with rates down to 2%
14 April 2016
First-time buyer mortgage need-to-knows - from low rates to Help to Buy ISAs
Now's a stonking time to get a mortgage. Rates are close to rock-bottom but you should look at your finances first
7 October 2015
Check your mortgage rate today as fixed rates have fallen to lowest-ever level
The Bank of England governor last week said the 0.5% base rate could rise which could mean low mortgage rates jump
22 July 2015
Guest Comment: Sarah Beeny decodes estate agent speak
Estate agent windows are a hotbed of flowery language. If you're baffled by descriptions, Sarah Beeny decodes them here
7 November 2014
Halifax paying first-time buyer stamp duty: is its mortgage deal any good?
Halifax will cover the cost of stamp duty for some first time buyers as one of many top mortgage deals
20 May 2013
Beat April price hikes
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