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Under £250,000: homes for first-time buyers

First-time buyers are finally getting their foot on the housing ladder in London thanks to continued low interest rates, stamp duty savings and cheaper mortgage deals. Join us for our tour of the latest new-build, shared-ownership schemes to starter homes priced under £250,000.

Design trends: silver

Invest in something beautiful, useful and made of silver and be rewarded on a daily basis

Variable or fixed-rate loan

Borrowers looking for a new mortgage may be better off going for a variable-rate or tracker-style loan rather than a fixed-rate deal, despite the record 0.5 per cent low in Bank of England interest costs