The Most Affordable Cities in the UK for First-Time Buyers

Getting on the housing ladder is tough, and saving up a deposit and getting a mortgage is something a lot of first-time buyers struggle with. But you can make it easier on yourself by buying your first property in a more affordable part of the country.

So where exactly are the most affordable cities? Here are some to consider.

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HM Land Registry stores first digitally signed mortgage deed

Earlier in April, HM Land Registry received and logged its first ever digitally signed mortgage deed. The move comes as the digital revolution gathers pace in an increasingly tech-powered world. It’s also a change that provides a secure, cheaper and quicker way to transfer and store mortgage deeds.

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Why has the average age of first time buyers risen?

It’s no secret that the average age of a first-time buyer in the UK has risen. A variety of data sources, from the CML to lender Halifax, show that the average age of a first-time buyer is now 30 years old. That’s up from 23 in the 1960s. But, the question many people continue to ask is why are first-time buyers now so much older?

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10 Things a First Time Buyer Should Know

Planning on buying your first property? It’s an exciting time, but the experience can also prove to be stressful if you don’t plan properly. Here are 10 of the most important things first time buyers need to know to make the experience a good one.

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Top Advice for First-Time Buyers

Buying your first home is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. This is inevitable for such a large investment, but if you plan your moves carefully you can help the process to go smoothly. Here are some of the most important factors to consider when you decide to get on the housing ladder.

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Damp: How to Detect It Before You Move In

When you find a property that you like the look of and you want to make an offer, one of the things to always check for is damp. Damp is a very common problem in properties, and while it can be relatively easy to fix, it can sometimes be very difficult and quite expensive.

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