Buying a home

Work out your overall buying and moving costs, first time buyer advice, and tips and tools to help you work out what you can afford.

  1. The cost of buying a house and moving
  2. How much can you afford to borrow for a mortgage?
  3. Home-buying process – steps to buying a new house or flat
  4. Stamp Duty calculator
  5. First-time home buyer guide
  6. Government schemes for first-time home buyers and existing homeowners
  7. Rent or buy – which is the best option for you?
  8. Home-moving checklist – top tips to plan for the cost of moving day
  9. Leasehold vs freehold: What’s the difference?
  10. Help to Buy scheme: everything you need to know
  11. Help to Buy schemes – FAQs
  12. Right to Buy scheme: England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  13. Schemes to help you buy a home in Scotland
  14. Stamp Duty - Everything you need to know
  15. Buying property in Scotland – a money timeline
  16. Mortgage advice – Should you get a mortgage adviser?
  17. Quick house sales
  18. Things to look out for when buying property overseas
  19. Shared ownership housing schemes explained
  20. Buying a home: how to avoid the most common mistakes
  21. How to buy and sell a home through estate agents
  22. Find the right solicitor or conveyancer
  23. How to apply for a mortgage
  24. Why mortgage applications are declined and what to do next
  25. Homebuyer surveys and costs
  26. Contract exchange and completion when buying a home
  27. Saving money for a mortgage deposit
  28. A guide to Help to Buy ISAs
  29. Help to Buy ISA FAQ