Home Ownership

Home Ownership

Should you be buying or renting? How can you save up for a deposit? Which markets are the best for getting on the housing ladder? Keep up-to-date with the latest home ownership headlines.

Basements more popular with younger buyers

Basements are most popular with younger home buyers, according to new research.

Don’t Do-It-Yourself: 10pc of young Brits can’t change a lightbulb

How many under-35s does it take to change a lightbulb? More than 10 per cent, reveals new research from Confused.com, which reveals that a surprising number of young Brits do not know how to do basic household tasks.

UK needs to “stop thinking about housing units and think about homes”

The UK needs to “stop thinking about housing units and think about homes”, Housing Minister Mark Prisk has declared.

6 out of 10 renters don’t expect to buy a home… ever

6 out of 10 renters in England don’t expect to ever buy a home, according to new research.

What Britons want: a detached family home in the South West

Forget marble mansions, Brits want a family home in the South West, according to new research from PrimeLocation.com.

6.8 million residents living unofficially in UK homes

6.8 million UK residents are living unofficially in other people's homes, according to new research from Direct Line home insurance.

Young people “locked out” of home ownership in UK

Young people are locked out of the home ownership in the UK, according to the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Tenants in England pay £7.7bn more in rent than 2008

Private rents in England paid £7.7 billion more in rent last year than in 2008, according to new research.

How do your student loans affect your mortgage?

By the end of 2012, the average student loan debt was $27,000. That's 5% higher than it was in 2010 - certainly not good news for people trying to finance their educations right now! In fact, most people will take several years to pay off all of that debt. But is it also bad news for people trying to qualify for a mortgage? Specifically, will your student loan debt stand between you and your dream home?
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