FIRST TIME BUYERS

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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12 tips for first-time buyers

12 tips for first-time buyers

Looking to buy your first home? Make sure you have the knowledge and information you need to make the process as stress-free as possible with our top tips… Plan ahead and know how to prepare your finances and paperwork and you will increase your chances of getting on...

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How to be a successful first time buyer

How to be a successful first time buyer

Buying your first home is a big step. Whether you are going it alone or buying with someone else, there are plenty of things to consider before going ahead. One of the most important is making sure your finances are in good shape before you visit your mortgage broker. Lenders are looking for reliable and careful borrowers, so you will need to have lots of information at your fingertips to show you are able to manage your money.

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