The Sunday Times
Friday March 22, 2019
Buying a home is hailed as one of the most stressful experiences in life. And it’s certainly one of the most expensive. But, especially if you are buying for the first time, a little research into the process can go a long way. On this page you will find all the help and advice you need about buying a home, with or without a mortgage. 


  • How to buy commercial property

    March 21, 2019

    If you're looking to buy commercial property, our practical guide will help you every step of the way.

  • Understanding loan-to-value

    March 19, 2019

    If you're thinking of buying a house and applying for a mortgage, you'll need to know all about loan-to-value. Here's our guide with the lowdown.

  • The Government's homebuying schemes explained

    March 18, 2019

    Struggling to get a foot on (or up) the property ladder? Here's our simple round-up of government schemes that could provide just the boost you need.

  • Calculating the cost of buying a house

    March 18, 2019

    The cost of buying a house is likely to be the largest single outlay of your life. But what about all those extra expenses that may not have crossed your mind?

  • Moving to Birmingham

    March 8, 2019

    If you crave big city bustle, Birmingham's spirited nightlife, sophisticated culture and travel connections could meet all your expectations.

  • Moving to Swansea

    February 28, 2019

    Dylan Thomas may have described it as an ‘ugly, lovely town’, but Swansea is fast becoming known as a modern and desirable city to move to.

  • Moving to Newcastle

    February 22, 2019

    Its thumping nightlife, culture and history give the city plenty of appeal. Take a look at some of the best places to live in Newcastle.

  • Q&A: Japanese knotweed

    February 22, 2019

    Japanese knotweed are two words no homebuyer or seller wants to hear. But there are ways to deal with the problem and even secure mortgage finance. Find out more with our Q&A.

  • Moving to Coventry

    February 19, 2019

    Contrary to the notion of being sent to Coventry, this West Midlands city has plenty to shout about.

  • Moving to Sheffield

    February 14, 2019

    With its reputation as the greenest city in Europe, there’s a lot more to ‘the city of steel’ than might at first appear.

  • Moving to Buckinghamshire

    February 9, 2019

    Buckinghamshire’s lush countryside and excellent travel connections are luring more and more people out of London to buy homes.

  • Moving to Harrogate

    February 8, 2019

    Stylish Harrogate in the heart of Yorkshire couples its appeal as a spa town with bucolic bliss.

  • Moving to Chelmsford

    February 1, 2019

    There's more to Chelmsford than a quick commute into London. Find out what it's like to live in this bustling Essex city and why it could be a fine choice for your next home.

  • Moving to Southampton

    January 29, 2019

    The port city offers coastal living that’s rich in culture and activities, as well as great connections to the rest of the country.