First Time Buyers Guide

Buying your first home is exciting. We have put together an extensive First Time Buyers section as a simple and handy resource for anyone buying their first home. It’s worth taking a look to ensure you are aware of the jargon, what steps you need to take, and when to take them.

Before you buy

Getting a first time buyer mortgage

Unless you are in the position of having received a substantial windfall or inheritance, then you are unlikely to be in a position to buy a property outright using your own finances. For most people, buying their first home means getting a mortgage.

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Shared ownership versus shared equity

Shared ownership versus shared equity

In the current financial climate first time buyers are finding it increasingly difficult to get on the...

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Buying a new build home versus buying an existing home

Buying a new build home versus buying an existing home

When the time comes to start searching for your first home you will have to decide whether to purchase a...

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Freehold vs leasehold properties

Freehold vs leasehold properties

As you set out on your home-buying journey you will come across references to properties being either...

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The buying process

Timeline for buying a house

For homebuyers – and first time buyers in particular – the process of purchasing a new home can seem like a long, drawn-out affair. It’s not unusual for it to take around six months from starting to look at properties to actually moving in, and if there are delays at any stage of the process then it can take even longer.

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Buying a house with friends

Buying a house with friends

For many people, getting a foot on that first rung of the property ladder is now more difficult than ever....

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10 essential steps when buying a home

10 essential steps when buying a home

You’ve been searching, viewing and considering properties for months and the day has finally come. Now the...

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How to buy a house – 10 important tips

How to buy a house – 10 important tips

There will always be things you wish you had done or asked during the property transaction. Before you...

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