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 […]

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 […]