New research shows the South West among the slowest savers for a mortgage

Authored by News Desk

FIRST TIME buyers in the South West are among the slowest to get onto the property ladder with one fifth saving enough for a deposit in just one year.

New research by UK mortgage advice company reveals the ideal home for first time buyers is a two-bedroom property (40%) with residents in the South West aiming to save an average deposit of £32,000. Although with 20...

Santander to host free event to stop first time buyer misconceptions derailing home ownership dream

Authored by ElaineBleazard

Santander rolls out local in-branch education classes for first time buyers as new research reveals three in five aspiring homeowners think “exchange” is when you hand over keys on moving day and 43 per cent expect to get any fees already paid refunded if a chain collapses

Santander Armada Way welcome would-be first-time buyers in Plymouth on 22 nd February for a 90-minute class to...

One in six of us hide housing woes

Authored by Mary

New research reveals that that one in six people in Britain have kept secrets from their loved ones by hiding or lying about rent or mortgage troubles.

Research from Shelter and YouGov paints a picture of a nation of ‘secret strugglers’ who are keeping housing worries from their partners and families. People reported secretly taking out loans, selling items such as jewellery, and even...

One in nine people fear missing rent or mortgage payments

Authored by Mary

Thousands of rent or mortgage payers across the South West might be facing a not-so-happy new year, as new research reveals one in nine are worried they will be unable to make payments this January.

Research from Shelter and YouGov paints a bleak picture for many this winter, with 65% of rent or mortgage payers in the South West revealing they are already struggling to keep up with...

Shelter research reveals household budgets ‘at breaking point’

Authored by Mary

One in eight people in the South West fear they won’t be able to afford to pay the rent or mortgage at the end of this month, according to new research from Shelter released today.

The research, based on a YouGov survey of over 4,000 British adults, suggests that millions of us across the country will be starting the New Year worried about whether we’ll be able to keep their home....

2,000 offers on properties under Help to Buy scheme

Authored by News Desk

The Government says that more than 2,000 people have put in offers on homes under the Help to Buy scheme, totalling £365 million of new mortgage lending.

The applications are backed by a ‘decision in principle’ by RBS and Lloyds, the first two participating banks, for 95 per cent mortgages. Ten of the 2,384 applications have already completed.

The figures demonstrate that the...

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