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The great mortgage gamble: | Evening Standard

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Five per cent — if a first-time buyer on a salary of £46,460, with a 35 per cent deposit, and a 30-year mortgage, has a five-year fixed term deal at five per cent, that means a monthly repayment of £1,520. This equates to a whopping 39 per cent of that person’s income. This scenario is based on an individual buying alone in today’s interest rate environment.

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