reallymoving Blog and Insights

We study the property market to bring you interesting and relevant news from the world of property buying, selling and more in the UK and abroad.

The Help to Buy deadline is approaching – what happens afterwards?

Reallymoving looks at the impending end of Help to Buy in its current format, what is going to replace it and what the situation is for buyers until the deadline is reached.

First Time Buyers, Buying a house

Generation Buy – PM announces mortgage scheme for first-time buyers

Reallymoving explores Boris Johnson’s recent pledge at the virtual Tory party conference to introduce a 95% mortgage scheme for first-time buyers, to create a ‘generation buy’.

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, News, Mortgages

What is happening with the Help to Buy scheme?

We examine the latest with the divisive Help to Buy scheme, which was recently extended for a few months as a result of the pandemic.

First Time Buyers, Buying a house

Millenials would need to sacrifice 21,700 avocados to save deposit for first home

Focus on long term saving plans and ignore the hype about sacrificing avocados on toast, as our research shows you'd need to give up a lot more than just your breakfast to get on the property ladder.

First Time Buyers

Not just deposits – how else can the Bank of Mum and Dad help first-time buyers?

The rise in the number of first-time buyers relying on assistance from the so-called Bank of Mum and Dad has been well-documented in recent years, with it almost becoming the norm for people buying a home to turn to their parents for financial support.

First Time Buyers

What is the real cost of Help to Buy?

People using the government’s Help to Buy Equity Loan are paying more for their new build homes.

First Time Buyers, Costs and Fees

Help to Buy - helping buyers or inflating the market?

Help to Buy – the government’s flagship housing initiative to help first-time buyers get on to the property ladder – is rumoured to be facing an uncertain future.

First Time Buyers

Fun ways you can make money for your mortgage deposit

Saving is often about saying 'no' to things - but what if saving for your deposit could be fun?

First Time Buyers

What are the problems facing early Help to Buy adopters?

It's been 5 years since the Help to Buy Equity Scheme became available, but what problems are on the horizon for those who signed up?

First Time Buyers