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More about first time buyer mortgages

When it comes to mortgages, there’s no such thing as a silly question. You might like to start with: What is a mortgage? Then explore more articles and guides:

First time buyer mortgages explained

What are the different types of mortgages?

How much deposit do I need to buy a house?

Mortgage in principle explained

Which loan is best for first time buyers?

See all our mortgage guides