August 13, 2019

Andrew Granger & Co Ltd sponsors Leicestershire Ride+Stride event

Andrew Granger & Co Ltd has sponsored the upcoming Leicestershire Ride+Stride event by £500, for the sixth year in a row. The popular national event, which takes place across the county on Saturday 14 September, raises crucial funds towards the repair and upkeep of the region’s historic churches. Participants are encouraged to visit as many […]

February 27, 2019

First time buyer mortgages at their highest since 2006

Couple moving into new home

A new report by UK Finance, an umbrella organisation that represents over 250 companies engaged in mortgage lending, has shown that 2018 saw the highest number of first time buyer mortgages agreed in 12 years. Last year 370, 000 first time buyer mortgages were completed, which was 1.9% more than in 2017. The number of […]

October 9, 2018

Help to buy declared a huge success

Keys in home door

It’s a universally-agreed fact that buying a first home is a challenge for most people in 2018. However, a new report by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) has found that the government’s Help to Buy scheme has helped around 246, 000 buyers get on the property ladder, prompting the HBF’s executive chairman Stuart Baseley to […]

September 27, 2018

Four frugal years to buy a first home

Coins and a clock

Recent research by Post Office Money carried out on 1000 people who have recently bought their first property has shown that it takes first time buyers an average of four years to save a deposit for their first home. Exactly how long it takes to amass enough money to get on the property ladder varies […]

June 13, 2018

How much are first-time buyers saving for their deposits?

Excited couple first time buyers

Attaining a substantial deposit is often the biggest barrier preventing first-time buyers getting on the property ladder. Schemes to help have come and gone, some sticking around for longer than others but it is still proving difficult for some to save a deposit large enough. What size deposit do you need? In truth, there are […]

March 4, 2018

How can the UK increase the number of first time buyers?

Happy lady with purple house graphic

Although recent figures show a rise in the number of first-time buyers, it is still widely believed that much more can be done. Theresa May has recently said that young people and first-time buyers were “right to be angry” due to buying a house without financial help from their parents proving ever difficult. The prime minister pointed […]

February 23, 2018

First time buyer event in Market Harborough

first time buyers with keys to new home

We’re pleased to announce that in conjunction with Market Harborough Building Society, Andrew Granger & Co are hosting a special first time buyer event on Saturday 17th March. The drop-in event will take place at The Three Swans Hotel on Market Harborough high street between 9am and 4pm. The event is free to attend and […]

May 20, 2017

Bank of Mum and Dad UK’s big lender

Happy young couple moving in new house

Receiving funding from parents is nothing new, but as millennials struggle to save funds for a deposit, the bank of mum and dad (BOMAD) is becoming increasingly important in getting young people on the housing ladder. Research by Cebr found that in 2017, £6.7billion will be spent on helping children get onto the property ladder, […]

April 27, 2017

First time buyers optimistic about getting onto the property ladder

House first time buyers property ladder

Optimism within first time buyers is at a new high with the majority confident of getting a house on the property ladder. Whether they are renting or not, over 57 per cent are planning to buy their first property between now and 2021 according to research by My Home Move. However, it may take buyers […]

February 12, 2017

Could you be incentivised to downsize your home?

Couple looking at house plans

As part of the Government’s plan to fix the ‘broken house market’ is an interesting idea to free up housing by offering older home owners an incentive to downsize. In an effort to increase the much-needed supply of housing for first time buyers and families, the 2017 Housing White Paper discloses plans to make it […]