FIRST TIME BUYERS

5 mortgage myths busted

5 mortgage myths busted

We dispel some of the common myths people have about mortgages and explain the reality of each one. Myth 1: You need a large deposit This is not the case. If you’re a first-time buyer, you may have been saving like mad, thinking you need to find a sizeable sum to put...

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Can you get a mortgage with bad credit?

Can you get a mortgage with bad credit?

If you’ve had credit problems in the past and you’d like to get a mortgage, you may think your chances are slim. But it could be possible so don’t give up before you’ve even tried. Here’s what you need to know… You want a mortgage, but your credit rating has been...

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A guide to property surveys

A guide to property surveys

Confused by the different types of property surveys? Wondering whether you need one if your lender is doing a valuation? Read on for a clear guide to the various types available. If you are buying a property, you may be confused by the different types of surveys...

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Are mortgage calculators accurate?

Are mortgage calculators accurate?

They are a popular choice for many seeking to find out quickly how much they can borrow, but can they be relied upon to tell you what you could truly afford? If you’re thinking of applying for a mortgage, your first instinct may be to go online and find a mortgage...

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Buying a property with someone else

Buying a property with someone else

Make sure you understand the two types of home ownership and decide which is right for you before you start the process of buying a property. Buying your first property can be an exciting time and buying with a partner can offer several benefits. It will enable you to...

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Better news for first-time buyers

Better news for first-time buyers

Last year presented some challenges for first-time buyers but mortgage deals are likely to improve in the second quarter of this year. Here’s why now could be a good time to start looking into buying your first property… Let’s be honest. First-time buyers had a tough...

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Getting on the property ladder

Getting on the property ladder

Buying your own place for the first time is a hugely exciting prospect but it can also seem daunting as you navigate your way through how much you need to save, whether your earnings are sufficient, and the paperwork required. You may naturally have lots of questions...

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