First Time Buyers Property Advice

Are you a first time buyer looking to get on the property ladder? We have a wide range of advice and information to help you at reallymoving.com

Why do I need a home survey?

As a first time buyer, your first home purchase is probably the most significant and most important financial transaction you will have made to date.

Surveys, Buying a house, First time buyer

Exchanging house contracts

This article gives first time buyers all the information they need to deal with the process of exchanging house contracts

Conveyancing, Buying a house, First time buyer

Having an offer accepted on a house – what happens next?

First and foremost, congratulations are in order! You’ve already jumped through numerous hoops to get to this stage in the home-buying journey, and the offer for your first home has been accepted. So what happens next?

Surveys, Buying a house, First time buyer

What is conveyancing?

Buying your first property can be an overwhelming experience without the help of an experienced property lawyer to guide you through the conveyancing process – but what exactly is conveyancing you may ask?

Conveyancing, Buying a house, First time buyer

What are conveyancing searches?

Find out why your conveyancing solicitor will carry out searches on your behalf when buying a property.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, First time buyer

Getting a first time buyer mortgage

For many first time buyers, the idea of getting a mortgage is overwhelming. But there are lots of great first time buyer mortgage deals out there.

Conveyancing, Before you buy, First time buyer

Help to Buy in London

London’s property market presents unique challenges to those looking to buy their first home, with high house prices making it difficult for many would-be homebuyers to save the necessary deposit or meet mortgage lenders’ affordability criteria.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, Before you buy

What is the Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme?

With the chance to buy a property with a 5% deposit, the Help to Buy Equity Loan opens up home ownership to many more people.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, First time buyer

What is a mortgage in principle?

One of the most important early steps as a first time buyer is working out what size of mortgage you can afford. You’ll find any number of online mortgage calculators on the websites of lenders, price comparison companies, mortgage brokers and so on. However, it’s worth remembering that these can only ever give a ballpark figure and are an illustrative tool only.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, First time buyer