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 […]

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 […]

Help-to-buy ISA vs Lifetime ISA (LISA)

If you are saving to buy a home, then you should think about opening a Help-to-buy ISA or a Lifetime ISA. There are slightly different rules and eligibility criteria that apply to each, so we have summarised this in the table below, to help you choose which is best for you and you can read […]

Dear Lifetise: I can’t stand living with my boyfriend’s parents

Dear Lifetise   I’m 29 and I’ve moved in with my boyfriend at his parents’ home whilst we save for a house. I know it’s really kind of them to let us stay rent free, but I’m starting to lose my mind. It’s been 3 months and, at the beginning, it was fine. It was […]

New Stamp Duty Rates for First-Time Buyers

First-time buyers, rejoice! If you’re buying a property for less than £300,000, then you don’t have to pay any stamp duty. Saving you up to £5,000. Read on to find out how to take advantage of the new stamp duty rates for first-time buyers. Update: November 2020 – Please note that there is currently a […]