Will student debt stop you buying a house?

Myth-Busting: Will student debt stop you buying a home? At Lifetise, our goal is to shower you with the confidence and know-how to make life’s biggest decisions. What better way than to demystify complex decisions – like buying your first home. Debunking any fears or misinformation that get in the way of you going after […]

Do you know the real costs of buying a home?

Buying your first home is exciting. For many people, it’s a lifelong dream, and the feeling of having finally saved enough for your deposit is unbeatable. However – this isn’t where the work stops. Too often,  people have thought about their mortgage, deposit, and potentially stamp duty along the way. But those aren’t all the […]

5 things all first time buyers need to know

Buying your first home is a big deal. For a lot of us, it feels like the ultimate goal, the unticked box at the top of our bucket lists. We know that it can feel overwhelming, and perhaps at times unachievable. There’s a whole world of information out there about getting onto the property ladder, […]

Escape to the country (or seaside, or suburbs)

With our eyes always on the property market, there’s a new trend that we’ve noticed emerging lately – and that’s a change in which spots buyers are looking to settle in. Over the past 6 months, there’s been a shift in perspective on what makes certain locations ‘desirable’ to live in, and others…maybe not so […]

Homebuyer diaries – South London

We’re sharing stories of how other people have used our Homefinder app to find their dream home. We know how difficult it can be to find somewhere affordable that you actually want to live. That’s why we built Homefinder. It will also take you to Zoopla and show you properties you can afford in the […]

How does shared ownership work?

We’ve had a lot of questions from members asking how does shared ownership work? To help you decide if it’s right for you, the pros and cons of shared ownership are explained in this short article (with pictures!). We’ll cover: What does shared ownership mean? How do I get a mortgage for shared ownership? Shared […]

Being single is expensive AF

Dear Lifetise, I don’t think we talk enough about how being single is so expensive compared to being part of a couple where both partners are earning money. There is so much about single life that I love. How much time and freedom I have. I definitely see friends much more than when I was […]

Home-Buyer Diary: 30-something couple looking to buy a house in Hackney

We’re sharing stories of how other people have used Lifetise Homefinder to find their dream home. We know how difficult it can be to find somewhere affordable that you actually want to live. That’s why we built Homefinder. We’ve also added a big red button on our interactive map that will take you to Zoopla […]

Best savings accounts

Saving money is hard enough without having to try to figure out which is the best savings account. With so many different types of savings accounts out there, it can feel like you’re blindfolded in a maze! No more stumbling around into dead-ends. In this article, we’re going to give you the path to getting […]

How to apply for a mortgage: easy mortgage application guide

Hello and welcome to your guide on how to apply for a mortgage. Everything you need to know about the mortgage application process in one handy checklist. Buying a home is exciting. We know what it takes to build up enough in savings to get to this point, so well done! You should be proud […]