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Buying an ex-council house in London: the pros, cons and what to avoid

Everything you need to know about buying an ex-local authority home.

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86 discounted new flats to be built for north London first-time buyers

In order to be eligible to buy one of the properties, there is some small print to consider.

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‘My £500-a-month mortgage costs so much less than renting’

Account manager Celine used Help to Buy and also benefited from the stamp duty holiday.

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Softer mortgage rules will not help London’s first-time buyers

The biggest barrier to homeownership in London remains the deposit.

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‘How I bought a house by myself after 20 years of renting in London’

After two decades of shuttling between rented flats, Natalie Watts decided she’d had enough — and took action to save for a home of her own.

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What is the difference between exchange and completion?

The first-time buyer questions you’re too embarrassed to ask — answered

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‘Intense saving and a long mortgage term made our home dream possible’

Here’s why one first-time buyer couple are still saving hard a month after buying their first house with a 15 per cent deposit.

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‘Swapping rent for a mortgage cut my monthly bills by almost half’

Buying a flat made sense when Lauren Foy discovered she wouldn’t be able to afford to rent on her own. Here’s how she did it.

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Will you be able to afford your mortgage when interest rates rise?

The Governor of the Bank of England said interest rates may rise next year, so what does that mean for your mortgage?

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Five of the cheapest London areas with upcoming new homes launches

If you want to find an affordable home in the capital, check out the city’s outer boroughs to see you quids in.

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‘How I cleared debts then bought my first home in London aged 48’

Clearing debts was the priority, but intense saving meant Kat Holmes has now been able to buy a home of her own.

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What we know about Government-backed 95% mortgages

The Chancellor’s new low-deposit mortgage guarantee scheme is available to lenders from today. Here’s how it works.

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Property jargon translated: a handy guide for first-time buyers

Do you know your AIP from your MPPI, and your ERC from your LTV?

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How to get your finances in shape and win over mortgage lenders

It’s one thing to want to buy your first home, quite another to afford it. Here’s how to get your financial ducks in a row...

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Will compulsory purchase orders be issued as UK ‘builds back better’?

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has published new guidance to help property owners and occupiers issued with Compulsory Purchase Orders.

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The schemes promising to bridge gaps between renting and owning

A key category in our New Homes Awards this year, shared ownership homes are helping to keep young Londoners’ property-owning dreams alive, writes David Spittles

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We swapped a tiny London rental for our own home and a faster commute

Trading London for High Wycombe meant this couple could upsize while still cutting their monthly costs.

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How I saved for and bought a flat in east London aged 25

Clever banking, and intense saving, helped Bolutife Sofoluwe buy her first home in Barking.

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Could you set up a housing cooperative to get a more affordable home?

Housing collectives provide a way for housemates to band together and take control of their destiny

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‘Living with parents — and turning landlord — helped me afford a flat’

Digital marketer Elliot Kemp moved back in with his parents during lockdowns to save for a flat of his own

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I bought in Greenwich without a £50k deposit or help from Mum and Dad

Jonathan realised that the deposit for a shared ownership home was only slightly higher than move-in fees on a rental

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‘We own our house mortgage free after moving from Bromley to Norfolk’

How one couple managed to clear their mortgage shortfall with one home move

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‘I spent 4 years couch-surfing and house-sitting to save for a flat’

Four frugal years of house-sitting and sofa-surfing enabled this savvy dancer to save up for her first flat