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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bank of mum and dad

One of the most important decisions when you are looking to buy your first home is working out whether you can afford it – and that doesn’t just mean keeping up the monthly mortgage repayments.

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Help to Buy ISA and Lifetime ISA explained

Find out about the Help to Buy ISA and the Lifetime ISA as we explain the differences to help you decide which one might be right for you.

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Shared ownership versus shared equity

More first time buyers are jumping on the ladder in 2017, but it's not always easy.

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Buying a new build home versus buying an existing home

To a first time buyer, both new builds and existing homes have advantages and disadvantages - you just have to decide what you want.

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Freehold vs leasehold properties

Even if you know what leasehold and freehold properties are, figuring out which is the best option for you can be confusing.

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