The average first-time buyer was required to put down £10,000 more last year as a deposit than if they had got on the property ladder in 2019, according to analysis.
The average UK house price ended 2020 at a record high of £253,374, according to an index.
Possible house price falls in 2021 may not be significant enough to wipe out the strong gains already made this year, according to experts.
The average UK house price has increased by more than £15,000 between June and November – marking the strongest run of growth over five months since 2004, according to an index.
Resurgent Halifax hit five for the second time in four days as they swept aside struggling Weymouth at Bob Lucas Stadium.
First-time buyers will be able to take out 10% deposit mortgage deals once more with Lloyds Banking Group from next week.
Sutton remained second in the National League after Harry Beautyman’s early penalty secured them a 1-0 victory over Halifax.
Wealdstone secured a 1-0 National League victory over 10-man Halifax with a late strike from substitute Danny Parish.
The average UK house price has topped a quarter of a million pounds for the first time, according to an index.
As the race gets under way to find a 12th team for Super League, it has emerged that the newcomers will receive almost half the central funding given to the other 11 clubs.
A special forces-trained kickboxer has spoken of the chilling moment he realised he had come within minutes of losing £50,000 to scammers.
Two major banking groups have apologised after some customers struggled to access their online accounts at the start of the new working week.