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Buying a house

Buying a house is an exciting time and one that should be enjoyed. Our range of guides provide you with useful tools, top tips and advice to help you make an informed decision on your property purchase.

Generation Buy – PM announces mortgage scheme for first-time buyers

Reallymoving explores Boris Johnson’s recent pledge at the virtual Tory party conference to introduce a 95% mortgage scheme for first-time buyers, to create a ‘generation buy’.

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, News, Mortgages

What is happening with the Help to Buy scheme?

We examine the latest with the divisive Help to Buy scheme, which was recently extended for a few months as a result of the pandemic.

First Time Buyers, Buying a house

Explained - shared ownership Right to Buy for housing association tenants

What are the new plans for allowing housing association tenants to buy a share in the equity of their property, and how likely are they to go through?

Buying a house, Shared Ownership

What did the Conservative Party conference tell us about housing?

At the Conservative Party conference, housing was high on the agenda. But what are the promised policies and who will they help?

Buying a house

Is buying a home now cheaper than renting?

With recent research revealing that monthly mortgage repayments on a first-time home are lower than monthly rents, we're asking: is it now cheaper to be a home owner?

Buying a house, Renting

How downsizing could free up family housing

Downsizing might be one answer to the property supply issue in the UK, but why aren't more people doing it?

Buying a house, Selling a home

What’s the story with affordable housing?

The lack of affordable housing has been an ongoing problem for years, but what is it and why is it so important?

Buying a house, Help and Advice

Government housing reforms – how can the home buying process be improved?

If the current housebuying process is ‘not fit for purpose’, what can be done to fix it?

Buying a house

Has the stamp duty cut made property more expensive for first-time buyers?

It was the Budget announcement that dominated all the headlines and seemed to give first-time buyers extra hope of making their home-buying ambitions a reality. But is the Stamp Duty exemption really making a difference to first-time buyers?

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, Costs and Fees