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Homebuyers - Guides



Buying a home can be a complex process, especially if you’re not sure on the best way forward for your situation. Our Homebuyer guides and articles will help to provide you with the key information you need about interest rates, finding the best mortgage deal and other aspects of the homebuying journey.


What do potential first time buyers think?

Our 2017 first time buyers report aims to update and further the understanding, of potential first-time buyers (i.e non-homeowners who have never owned a property), of the perceptions, aspirations and expectations surrounding home ownership amongst young adults living in the UK.

UK Home Affordability

Our new affordability map shows some major differences in housing affordability across Britain since the start of the economic downturn.

Our mortgage application tips

We all know that buying yourself a home will probably be the biggest purchase you will ever make. Just like any big decision, it pays to put some preparation in before making your first move.

Understanding interest rates

When you’ve made the decision that you’d like to buy a new home, one of the trickiest aspects of the process to understand is interest rates and how these affect how much you have to pay for a mortgage.

Our guide to your first mortgage

Buying your first home is often the biggest financial commitment you make and can also be the most difficult.

Making an offer

So you’ve found a property you’d like to buy, hooray! Now comes the potentially tricky part – making an offer and getting it accepted.