Nov 2021

35 million homeowners

19.2 million homes in owner occupation There are around 35 million homeowners in the UK, owning 19.2 million homes. Homeowner split into outright owners who own their homes without a mortgage and those buying their home with a mortgage (mortgagees). 51% of owner occupied homes are owned by outright owners and 49% by mortgagees. Compared with outright owners, those buying with a mortgage are more...

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Oct 2021

Seven-in-ten FTBs impacted by COVID

67% of FTB buyers feel the effects of the pandemic IRN Research have just published the First Time Buyer Mortgage Customer Journey Report 2021. This shows that 67% of first-time buyers (FTBs) who purchased their homes during the COVID years of 2020 and 2021 were impacted by COVID. COVID generally reduced home buying activity among FTBs, with the main negative effects coming at the start...

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